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Dental Science Building Transition Plan

Construction Update

August 1, 2013

Covered Drop Off
The project schedule has been extended to August 28th due to delays associated with storm water piping and the weather.  Painting is scheduled to begin on August 5th and roofing installation is scheduled to begin August 8th.

The circle drive will be open to patient traffic on August 22nd.

South Building
The window replacement project should be complete in the next week.  Re-roofing continues on the South building.  When the South roof is complete re-roofing will progress to the Link and North building.

Sequence 2.5
Completion of the rooms off the east end of the south corridor has been moved up by the contractor (McComas-Lacina) to accommodate our need to get these spaces back online.  These include the Thayer Labs, Central Sterilization, 4th Floor Dispensary, Periodontics Graduate Student office and Periodontics equipment storage room.  We will begin moving into these spaces August 30th.

Sequence 3 Prosthodontics and Periodontics
Demolition is mostly complete. Most of the new operatory walls have been roughed-in. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing infrastructure work continues.

Completion of Sequence 3 is scheduled for December 23rd.  We will begin moving into the completed spaces immediately thereafter. Family Dentistry faculty will move back to their 4th floor offices, Prosthodontic faculty, staff and students will move into their new spaces, and Periodontics D3 and graduate students will move back to the 4th floor.

 Also during winter break we will vacate the west end of the third floor to allow Sequence 4 to begin.  OPRM (Radiology, Oral Diagnosis and Oral Pathology) and the Admissions and Emergency Clinic will move to the 2nd Floor Operative/Preventive Clinic with the goal of being fully operational when the students return January 6th. The Business Office will move to a variety of locations on the third floor.

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March 27, 2013

In preparation for replacing the windows in the west courtyard, the removal of the aluminum window trim has begun. Prior to removing the glass the contractor will place a plastic weather barrier on the inside of the window to be replaced. Each old window will be replaced with more energy efficient glass the same day it is removed. As previously noted, access to the 3rd Floor Link entrance and access to the 2nd floor entrance to the building from the west will be closed for about 6 to 8 weeks.

Weather permitting; re-roofing will begin the week of April 8th. Eventually both the north and south buildings will receive a new roof. When complete, this should finally eliminate the many leaks we have experienced.

Construction of the Sequence 2 area (Oral Surgery and Periodontics) continues at a fast pace. Framing is complete and much of the drywall has been installed. Painting has begun and carpeting of office and reception spaces will begin soon. We anticipate that the contractor will have substantially completed their work by April 30, at which time we will begin to install dental equipment and furniture. We are tentatively scheduled to begin moving into the remodeled space on May 24th.

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February 21, 2013

1st Floor Clinic
The First Floor Clinic opened February 6th with Kirkwood Dental Hygiene Program students as the first group to see patients in the clinic. A few kinks needed to be worked out, but the clinic is functioning well. This clinic will be used for the duration of the project.

The fourth floor north corridor has been blocked off for construction and will be closed until the end of April. Oral Surgery and Faculty General Practice patients entering the College at the Link are being directed to use the third floor corridor to the West Addition and then use the elevator or stairs to get to the 4W clinics.

The contractors are making great progress in the Sequence 2 area (Oral Surgery and Periodontics). Many of the spaces have received dry wall and paint and the operatories are shaping up nicely.

newly remodeled 1st floor clinic

The First Floor Clinic Opened February 6th.
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Work continues on the mechanical systems on the roof. The final waterproof roof surface cannot be installed until we have some warmer weather to facilitate bonding of the material to the substructure. A temporary waterproof barrier has been installed to control leaking.

Replacement of the windows is scheduled to begin in early March. All of the windows in both the north and south buildings will be replaced, starting with interior courtyard.

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January 22, 2013

1st Floor Clinic
The 18 chair First Floor Clinic is nearing completion. The delivery carts, patient chairs and provider stools have been installed. The computers, monitors, keyboards will be installed this week. The keyboard trays are on backorder and will be installed as soon as they arrive. The radiography unit should be here any day and will be installed immediately thereafter. The 1st Floor Clinic will be the primary clinic for the Kirkwood Dental Hygiene Program and will serve as an overflow clinic for D1 Preventive Clinic and D2 Operative/Preventive students. Students will pick up their instrument cassettes and trays at the 2nd floor dispensary and meet their patients at the 2nd floor Operative/Preventive/Dental Hygiene reception area. Blue clinic gowns and expendables will be maintained in storage shelves in the clinic.

Sequence 2
Oral Surgery is vacating their DSP operatories on the back hallway this week. Asbestos abatement will begin in that area next week. Metal framing is nearly complete in the Periodontics and Oral Surgery areas and drywall is beginning to be hung. Operatory mockups are being prepared and will be examined next week. We currently estimate that Periodontics and Oral Surgery will move into their new spaces about May 24th. Immediately thereafter Prosthodontics will move to 2S (Preventive Clinic) and General Dentistry and Operative Dentistry DSP providers will move to 4W (the addition).

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December 7, 2012

Sequence 2
The Sequence 2 construction schedule has been set back by difficulties completing the rooftop mechanical building and unanticipated delays in asbestos abatement. The contractor, McComas-Lacina Construction (MLC), is confident that they will be able to pick up some of the lost time in future sequences.

We now have a new projected end date for “substantial completion” of Sequence 2 construction – April 30, 2012. Substantial completion means that the contractor has completed the portion of the work they are responsible for in the area. This date is followed by a period of time when we (architects, University and College) inspect the area and develop a list of things we want modified or corrected, test the equipment (dental and mechanical infrastructure), and install furniture and some dental equipment. This means that the area will be ready for occupancy about May 20. We will be working with Oral Surgery, Periodontics and Prosthodontics to firm up the schedule for specific moving dates.

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November 12, 2012

Roof Top Mechanical Enclosure
Work within the roof top mechanical enclosure continues in preparation for the new elastomeric flooring and mechanical systems. Demolition of the existing roofing material from the mechanical enclosure floor is expected to continue through the beginning of next week (12 November 2012). Preparation of the existing concrete deck (shot blasting & grinding) has begun. We have discussed with the contractor the importance of scheduling noisy work in non-clinic hours. Please call Duane (5-7505), Scott (5-6770) or Jed (5-7634) if noise is disrupting clinic operations. The new air handling units are expected to be on site on 14 November 2012. They will be hoisted onto the roof and dropped into the mechanical enclosure.

First Floor Clinic
Metal framing, rough-ins and drywall are complete within the first floor clinic. Drywall work is near complete and it is expected that painting will commence 07 November 2012. Upon completion of painting within the space the ceiling grid, ceiling tile and lighting will be installed over the next two weeks. Countertops and casework are anticipated to begin the week of 26 November 2012.

Sequence 2
Sequence Two demolition and asbestos abatement continues and is expected to wrap up on 16 November 2012. Metal framing and mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins are anticipated to commence the week of 19 November 2012.

North Side of North Building
A subcontractor will be on site this week and next to complete concrete work at the North building loading dock. Sod will be installed over the drainage system area after the concrete drive/loading dock is complete.

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September 13, 2012

Phase 2, Sequence 1
Work continues on the Temporary Clinic on the first floor. Dental chairs, carts and some casework will be moved from the vacant Periodontics and Endodontics clinics to equip the Temporary Clinic.

The Temporary Building on the east side of the South Building outside Pediatric Dentistry has been installed. It will be used to provide office space for displaced faculty, staff and graduate students during all Sequences of the project. Furniture is currently being installed and electrical and IT installation will be done in the next two days. A deck, stairs and an entrance ramp for access are almost complete. The building should be ready for occupancy on September 17th.

Major construction continues on the roof of the north building. Structural steel is being installed for the rooftop equipment room that will contain the heating, ventilation and air conditioning machinery.

Oral Surgery will be moving their D3 and Grad clinics, faculty and staff offices and dispensary to 4W on October 1st. Faculty DSP will remain in the surgical suites off the back hallway during this period.

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August 30, 2012

Phase 2
The Department of Periodontics has successfully moved to their temporary quarters on the second floor. The clinical space will be shared by Periodontics, D2 Operative Dentistry, D1 and D2 Preventive Dentistry and the Kirkwood Dental Hygiene program.

The Lactation Rooms on the first floor are almost complete. As soon as the doors, locks and furnishings are installed they will be ready for use.

Work continues on the Temporary Clinic on the first floor. Dental chairs, carts and some casework will be moved from the vacant Periodontics and Endodontics clinics to equip the Temporary Clinic.

The Temporary Building on the east side of the South Building outside Pediatric Dentistry has been installed. Electrical and IT installation will be done in the next two weeks along with construction of a deck, stairs and an entrance ramp for access. The building should be ready for occupancy on September 17th.

Major construction has begun on the roof of the north building. The structural steel has been delivered and will be lifted up to the roof to construct a mechanical penthouse that will contain the heating, ventilation and air conditioning machinery. Construction on the reroofing of the north building will begin in the next two weeks.

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August 16, 2012

Phase 2
The Lactation Rooms on the first floor should be completed next week.

Work continues on the Temporary Clinic on the first floor.

Work has begun on preparing the site for the Temporary Office Building that will be installed on the east side of the building outside Pediatric Dentistry. Once it is installed they will build a deck and an entrance ramp for access. The building will be ready for occupancy on September 4th.

Major construction will begin on the roofs of both the north and south buildings. The north building and the Link will receive new roofing. On the south building roof construction will begin on a mechanical penthouse that will contain the heating, ventilation and air conditioning machinery.

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August 2, 2012

N300 Suite
Construction in the Deans Office area is nearing completion. The Dean’s office, HR, Student Affairs, and Financial Affairs faculty and staff will move into their remodeled offices about August 17.

Phase 2
Our general contractor, McComas –Lacina Construction will be focusing on remaining work exterior to the building for the next couple of weeks. Work continues on the storm drains under the patio outside the first floor link. Old drains have been removed and new drains are being installed. Access to the 1st and 2nd floor link from the east continues to be limited. Site preparation for the placement of the Temporary Office building has begun. The Temporary Office Building is anticipated to be complete by August 24th.

New student lockers have been shipped and should be onsite soon. They will be temporarily installed against the walls on the first floor hallways. Eventually they will be recessed into the walls.

Construction continues in the Temporary Clinic and the Lactation Rooms. The Lactation Rooms should be complete in approximately 2 weeks.

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July 19, 2012

Work continues on the storm drains under the patio outside the first floor link. Access to building entrances on the 2nd floor link will be limited to coming from the west.

Construction continues in the N300 suite (Dean’s Office Area). We anticipate that most of those occupants will move back around August 17th. Construction on the temporary clinic and lactation rooms on the 1st floor of the south building also continues. Lockers from the old first floor locker room are temporarily located in the back hallways.

Windows have been removed on the east end of the north hallway on 3rd and 4th floors to provide access for construction materials from the construction lift which will be brought in soon.

Next week (July 23), roofing will begin on the North Building.

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July 11, 2012

As part of the external work being done by the contractor, the storm drains and concrete outside of the first floor link is being redone. A crane will be brought in Thursday July 12 and Friday July 13 to lift the concrete pieces out. For safety reasons, the second floor ramp leading to the east must be closed while they are using the crane. The ramp will not be available for use for those 2 days. The 2nd floor doors will be available with access to the west (towards the parking lots).

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July 5, 2012

The new sidewalks leading from the patient parking lot to the link entrance are complete and will be opened as soon as the dirt fill around the edges is complete.

Beginning today, the 1st floor link exit and patio will be closed for about 4 weeks while work on the storm system drainage is completed. The walkway ramp from the 2nd floor link will be open during this time except for a brief period when concrete is being lifted out from the 1st floor area.

Next week (July 9th) work on the construction lift which will be used to get construction materials into the building will necessitate removing a section of windows from the North hallway on the east end on each floor and replacement with a construction door.

Work continues on the 1st floor areas that will contain the Temporary Clinic and the new lactation rooms.

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June 18, 2012

A slightly altered design of the covered drop-off was presented by the design team to College and University representatives.  Modifications discussed included adding a transparent wind break at the north side of the drop-off area to protect patients from wind and wind driven precipitation, and adding a computer station that would allow staffing of the area.

 

covered drop off
covered drop off
covered drop off
covered drop off
covered drop-off

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June 7, 2012

As you have probably noticed, McComas-Lacina, our contractor for Phase 2 of the Building Transformation, is on site and is preparing to begin exterior work.  They have installed their construction office/trailer on the east side of the South building (no, that is not our Temporary Building.)  They are currently constructing a fence that will define the construction preparation area on the north side of the South building and down the sidewalk to the east. 

The first demolition/construction activity will start on June 11 and will be at the handicapped parking corner of the patient lot near the west end of the North building.  This will be followed in about a week by the demolition and replacing of the main sidewalk from the patient lot to the link entrance.  Scott Arneson recently sent you an email that shows the areas affected.  These two projects will disrupt patient access to the Building. We plan to have signs and student greeters to assist patients getting where they need to be.

Starting June 11th the contractor will also begin cleaning the concrete on the exterior of the building. 

Beginning June 14, 2012 the majority of the personnel in the 3rd Floor North area will be displaced for between 30 and 90 days while the Deans Conference Room is remodeled, and the offices receive new carpet and paint.  The table below shows where people will be temporarily located.


Deans Office

Old Endodontics Offices
Office of
Student Affairs
Old Clinic
Admin Offices
Dean Johnsen S488 Dean Solow S248
Dean Schneider S4435A Elaine Brown S260
Jan Swartzendruber S437 Connie Bingham S257
Deb Abbott S435 Jan Lawler S257
Mary Lynn Eckert S439    
Deb Hoyle S434    
       
Office of Finance
& Facilities
  Human
Resources
Old Special
Care Area
Dean Arneson S438 Vicki Green S256
Greg Mahaffa S489 Michelle Brown S261
Paula McKenna S489    
Hilda Bowers S489    
       
Continuing Education &Alumni Affairs       
Penni Ryan W427    
Barb Colbert W413    
Laurie Swanson W413    
Jamie Sharp W413    

Note: Lori Kayser and Shannon Knipfer will remain in their current offices (N320)

This is the beginning of a long disruptive process.  We need everyone’s cooperation to help our patients deal with our progress and to make their visit as smooth as possible.

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April 5, 2012

On October 19th the College and the Design Team finally received University approval to build a covered drop-off that will allow our patients to exit a vehicle on the circle drive and enter the building protected from rain and snow.  The attached images show the general design that has been approved.  Final design will proceed during Sequence 1.