UW-Eau Claire construction update: Aug. 1, 2019

The following is an overview of work completed since June 1, 2019, and expected in the next 60 days on UW-Eau Claire construction projects.

Work completed since June 1, 2019

David Karlgaard Hall renovation

  • Continued hall director apartment reconstruction.
  • Began landscaping in north courtyard outside new entrance.
  • Installation of bathroom partitions on floors 3 and 2 (all floors completed).
  • Ceiling grid and carpet installation on floor 1 and in basement (all floors completed).
  • Started furniture move-in to student rooms and lounges.

Marilyn Karlgaard Hall renovation

  • Continued hall director apartment reconstruction.

New residence hall

(See live video views from Horan Hall and Heating Plant.)

  • Interior painting on all floors except first floor.
  • Installation of windows and exterior metal panels.
  • Installation of exterior concrete benches on north side.
  • Mechanical/electrical/plumbing finishes on all floors except first floor.

Garfield Avenue redevelopment

  • Continued testing and repairs of irrigation system.
  • Partially completed replacement of cracked concrete panels and installation of additional brick pavers along main walkways from Putnam Hall east to Hibbard Hall.
  • Continued water feature installation near Schofield Hall.
  • Partially completed campus gateway installation at Garfield and Park avenues.

Work to be completed in next 60 days

David Karlgaard Hall renovation

  • Hall director apartment reconstruction (to be fully completed Aug. 15).
  • Landscaping around hall (to be fully completed Aug. 15).
  • Furniture move-in to student rooms and lounges.

Marilyn Karlgaard Hall renovation

  • Hall director apartment construction (to be fully complete Aug. 8).

New residence hall

(See live video views from Horan Hall and Heating Plant.)

  • Interior painting on first floor.
  • Mechanical/electrical/plumbing finishes on first floor.
  • Move in furniture to student rooms and lounges.
  • Landscaping.

Garfield Avenue redevelopment

  • Testing and repairs of irrigation system.
  • Replacement of cracked concrete panels and installation of additional brick pavers along main walkways from Putnam Hall east to Hibbard Hall.
  • Water feature installation near Schofield Hall (completion expected Aug. 31, including landscaping).
  • Campus gateway installation at Garfield and Park avenues (archway, university seal, capstone installations to be completed by mid-August).
  • Install new benches throughout project.

 

Top image caption: An artist's rendering shows the water feature being installed on UW-Eau Claire's lower campus. The water feature, an arched gateway marking the entrance to campus and improvements to an outdoor classroom overlooking the Chippewa River are final touches to the university's Garfield Avenue redevelopment project. The enhancements are supported by donated funds, including a lead gift from Jon and Megan Stowe to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.