July 2020: The School of Education has officially moved into their new space in Fleming! The contractor is wrapping up some final loose ends, but the space is ready for students to arrive in the fall. The renovation allowed for significant improvements to the lobby and classrooms on the first floor of the tower.
April 2020: The contractor has made significant progress on the construction over the past several months, and the project will be wrapping up by the end of May! The furniture in the tower has been installed, and the renovation work to the lobby and the 1st floor classrooms is nearing completion. The School of Education is in the process of packing the Education Building for the upcoming move.
March 2020: The upper floors of the Fleming tower are nearing completion and the new furniture will be moved in mid-April. The 1st floor lobby and classrooms will be wrapping up at the end of April and will be ready for the School of Education to move into their new home in May!
February 2020: The upper floors of the tower are mainly complete. Commissioning of the mechanical system is underway and the demountable glass partitions are being installed. Work in the lobby and the 1st floor classrooms is ongoing. The new walls have been framed in the classrooms and mechanical systems are currently being installed. The School of Education will be moving into the building shortly after commencement.
January 2020: The upper floors of the tower are wrapping up and the final finishes are currently being installed. Adolfson & Peterson is completing each floor starting with the 5th level and working their way down to the lobby. The lobby and 1st floor classrooms were added as part of a new phase to the project and they are currently infilling the original tiered classrooms with updated active learning rooms. The lobby will be finishing up at the end of March and furniture will be moved in throughout April. The School of Education is scheduled to move over to their new home in Fleming in May 2020.
Mar. 8, 2019: Demolition and abatement are now complete! The trash chute on the south side of the building will be removed the week of March 11th and the new construction is scheduled to begin shortly after that. The south tower entrance was able to stay open through the demolition, but it will be closed beginning next week. The contractors will be starting with the new renovation work on the 5th floor and will eventually be working down to the 2nd floor. Construction on the 1st floor lobby and tower classrooms is scheduled for the summer, immediately after finals and graduation.
Dec. 7, 2018: It is almost time for construction to begin! Demolition and abatement begins Jan. 2, 2019. The upper floors of the Fleming west tower will be closed throughout construction. Construction staging will be outside the south entrance to the west tower. A temporary ADA entrance will be in place at the north entrance of the west tower during this project to accommodate for closure of the south entrance.
The upper floors of the west tower will be closed throughout the project.
Construction staging will take place outside the south entrance to the west tower.
The south entrance will remain closed throughout the project.
A temporary ADA entrance will be in place at the north entrance to the west tower.
Construction noise could at times impact portions of the building that are not part of the renovation project, including the classrooms on the first floor of the building.
The main air handler for the building will be replaced over the summer, during which time temporary cooling units will be used for the Fleming building.
Jan. 2, 2019: Demolition and abatement begins.
March 8, 2019: Demolition and abatement are complete
March 11, 2019: Renovations begin.
Summer 2019: Main air handler replaced. Temporary cooling units in place. Tower lobby and classroom work begins
January 2020: West tower re-opens.
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About the project
The project is a renovation of the west tower of the Fleming Building and also includes critical building system upgrades to the central portion of the building, including HVAC and data systems. When finished, the west tower will provide office swing space to accommodate other major renovation projects around campus.