Giant Lego-like white blocks will begin to be installed next week underground near the pedestrian bridge on the Integrated Sciences Complex (ISC) site’s northeast corner. Geofoam blocks are a strong, lightweight option used in lieu of heavier backfill. Located below a future duct bank, these blocks are the first of many surrounding the ISC that will be installed throughout construction.
A steel frame on the westerly corner of the site near the service road has been erected and is the support for the mock-up of the building’s exterior façade. Throughout the spring crews will construct the mock-up consisting of the glass, stone, and metal panels for the exterior of the ISC.
Also, fireproofing work in the ISC is underway. Utility work continues near the Service and Supply lot. Traffic using the service road to the loading dock will be rerouted during this phase of installation of sewer and storm drainage piping and structures.