Construction on NDSU’s STEM Classroom and Lab Building is on schedule. Work began about a year ago and is expected to be completed by late November. The first classes in the new building are scheduled for spring semester 2016.
“It’s thrilling to see this classroom and lab building taking shape,” said Mike Ellingson, director of Facilities Management. “The size of the rooms along with adequate infrastructure and advanced technology will be exciting for the students and faculty when they occupy this modern facility in the spring.”
Recent construction milestones
- Masons have started bricking the south side of the building.
- The roof is scheduled to be done in about 1½ weeks if the weather remains dry.
- Stairs are installed in two of the three stair towers.
- All classrooms, labs and lab prep areas on the third floor are framed.
- Workers are putting up drywall on the second floor. They are starting to tape some classrooms.
- Doorframes and window frames are being installed.
- Installation of climate controls, such as heat, air conditioning, air controls for labs and fire protection systems, is in progress.
Workers will soon start removing grass and framing the bus loop near the STEM Building. Buses will enter campus where 13th Street N. intersects with University Drive and follow the loop to exit between the Alba Bales House and Ceres Hall.
Shifting the bus stop from Administration Avenue to the loop will create an efficient way for more buses to enter and exit campus, eliminate congestion on Administration Avenue and improve safety for people getting on and off the buses.
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