Construction beat 11.15.2012

by Amanda Guerrero

Construction on Nasatir and Storm halls, which general contractor C.W. Driver began in June, is nearing the end of its foun- dational phase. Workers are currently pouring foundational footing for two buildings, which should be finished by the end of the month. Once the foundation is set, con- struction will begin to seal the structures by creating the buildings’ walls.

The project combines a 100,000-square-foot renovation for the original Nasatir and Storm halls, built in 1957, with a 30,000-square-foot ex- pansion. The completed project will house class- rooms, research labs and faculty offices. The $73 million project, slated for completion by January 2015, will satisfy LEED gold certification and in- clude amenities such as ramps and elevators for wheelchair accessibility.

-Compiled by Amanda Guerrero