Check this page for continuing news of the INSC construction.
November 12, 2001: Note that the loading dock of the east wing will be closed for a few days at the end of this week.
Through November 12, 2001: A 250 ton crane will be onsite for the precast erection. Pictures of the crane construction area are on the photo page.
August 27, 2001: The east entrance to the Sharpless building is set to reopen. The link and rotunda will be opened.
August 6, 2001: The west wing foundations will begin.
July 24, 2001: The Chemistry laser tables are scheduled to be lifted into the building today.
July 23, 2001: The college is scheduled to move the Chemistry department from Stokes to the East Wing starting today.
July 21, 2001: One lane of Walton Road will be closed. Carter Road will be closed in its entirety for the day. Parking at the infirmary circle will be unavailable.
July 20, 2001: The east entrance to Sharpless remains closed for sidewalks and site grading.
July 16, 2001: State and local inspectors for the Phase 1 East Wing are scheduled for this week.
July 14, 2001: There will be a Stokes Building shutdown.
July 9, 2001: We will be starting sitework adjacent to the Sharpless building. The east entrance of Sharpless (Coursey Road) will be closed until August 6, 2001.
July 7, 2001: Campus shutdowns to bring the new emergency generators online.
June 25, 2001: Removal of the fence along Coursey Road is taking place today. We will start site lighting and sidewalks along Coursey Road and in front of Sharpless July 2, 2001. The east entrance to Sharpless will be closed the weeks of July 2, 2001, and July 9, 2001. The building of the cooling systems will begin on July 11, 2001.
June 4, 2001: The rear end of Hilles is scheduled to begin interior demolition. This is in preparation for saw cutting the building to separate it from the remaining section of Hilles. This will then be followed by the actual removal of the south end of Hilles. Presently this operation is scheduled to take approximately one to two weeks.
April 5, 2001: A trailer and crane at the northern section of the east wing will result in the closing of one half of Coursey Road from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A flag person will direct traffic accordingly.
January 16, 2001: The crane that has been blocking half of Coursey Road will be demobilized.
Beginning January 2, 2001: A crane will consume half of Coursey Road for the duration of the roof steel erection.
On December 27, 2000: There will be a campus wide power outage from 8 to 8:15 a.m. and again from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Campus Center and the Fine Arts building will be without power from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Beginning 9/28/00: For the next five weeks, expect closings of one lane of Coursey Road between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm.
Beginning 9/14/00: A large crane has been set up to erect the precast concrete for the east wing.
Beginning 8/31/00: Sharpless will be complete with the exception of the cold room on the first floor which will be coming in shortly.
Beginning 8/3/00: Paving of sidewalks at the Campus Center has been pushed to this week due to weather conditions.
Beginning 8/3/00: Foundation walls will be substantially complete this week and lab casework for Sharpless is scheduled for delivery.
Beginning 7/25/00: Remaining underpinning at Sharpless should wrap up this week and coincide with demolition of the areaway footings.
Beginning 7/25/00: The paving of sidewalks at the Campus Center are expected to occur this week weather pending.
Beginning 6/26/00: A heavy duty and weather proof temporary wall is being constructed at the Sharpless Auditorium and library to keep construction disruption at a minimum.
Beginning 6/19/00: The new Coursey Road is in full use.
Beginning 6/19/00: Sprinklers will be installed in the third floor of Sharpless. A schedule has been created which will minimize downtime on this floor.
Beginning 5/30/00: During building excavation, there will be consistent truck traffic for moving excavated soil off-site.
Beginning 5/22/00: Students and staff will have no access to Sharpless ground and fourth floors. This should be considered a restricted construction zone.
Beginning 5/15/00: Certain areas in Sharpless will be closed to faculty and staff access for the summer as interior work continues. The current ground and fourth floors will be completely gutted and reworked. The first through third floors will have minor renovations but will be completely sprinklered. Other areas will be worked on intermittently throughout the summer, with daily shutdowns scheduled in advance and listed here.
Beginning 5/3/00: Fencing has been placed between Central Heating and the Field House as well as at the walk through between Hilles and Sharpless. Pedestrian traffic in these areas should be avoided.
Beginning 4/7/00: This is now a hardhat project. Pedestrian traffic will be routed clear of all construction areas.
Beginning 3/24/00: Demolition of the old Physical Plant Building has commenced. There will be no access to Central Heating Plant, the rear of Hilles, the rear of Sharpless or the area around the north corner of the Fieldhouse. There will be no parking for vehi:cles in this area. Access to and from Hilles will be from the north (Founders) side only. However, a walk will be maintained between the east door of Hilles and the west door of Sharpless.
Beginning 3/24/00: There will be intermittent closure of Coursey Road and the adjacent sidewalk for the next 2.5 years! Whenever possible we recommend that you enter the campus at Walton Road.
Beginning 3/24/00: Orchard Field will be closed, as it will be used for the duration of the project for construction vehicles, etc.
6/19/00: The floors of Sharpless will be renamed. The ground floor will become the first floor, the first floor the second, and so on to the apex of the building.
5/3/00: The greenhouse was demolished to accommodate underground work on the new telecommunications ductbank between Hilles and Ryan Gym. A new greenhouse will be built near the Physical Plant complex.