The first windows have been installed on the south side of NDSU’s STEM Classroom and Lab Building. Workers are in the process of installing windows on the west side of the building.
The east side of the building, which faces University Drive, remains open. It will stay that way until closer to the end of the project, so workers can use heavy equipment to lift large items, such as cabinetry, to the upper floors.
Most of the concrete floor is now poured except for the north end where the auditorium will be. The moveable table lab is now framed.
About 80 percent of the floor has drywall installed, including the two hallways that run east and west.
The interior labs now have window frames that face the center of the building. The interior windows will allow natural light from skylights into the labs.
Most of this floor is now drywalled and taped. The next step will be to paint and install flooring.
- About 90 percent of the exterior brickwork is done.
- Workers are in the process of putting in the southwest stairs—one of three stair towers in the building.