The architect-engineer team, led by Perkins-Eastman, is nearly complete with their detailed construction documents phase of the Dining Commons Project. Construction contractor Manhattan is engaging with subcontractors, pressing forward through the permitting process, and overseeing utility relocations. Construction of the building foundation begins this summer and the building is expected to be operational in 2022!
As noted previously, Magner Hall was demolished in November to make way for this exciting project. Best practices for sustainable disposal of waste were followed: all masonry waste was transported to an aggregate recycling facility for 100% re-use; all metal debris was transported to a metal scrap yard for 100% recycling; all concrete waste was transported to a concrete recycling facility for 100% re-use. Wood, plastic and paper products were sorted and recycled. A minimum of 75% of waste was diverted from the landfill, with an average recycling goal of 90%.