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Mills Learning Commons Construction Update for the Week of September 5

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Carpet

  • Installation of the carpet is now complete.

Furniture

  • 170 computer chairs and 24 lounge seats arrived last week. We hope to receive computer tables by the end of this week.

Hoarding

  • The hoarding should be removed sometime this week. Once the boards come down, we will be able to see into the room from the new doors.

Mez


Mills Learning Commons Construction Update for the Week of August 28

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Painting

  • The crew is finishing the painting in the washrooms.

Carpet

  • The crew expects to be finished most of the carpeting by the end of this week.

Wireless

  • Wireless has been installed. We are now waiting for the contractor to return to make the connections to the new Telecom Room.

Laptops

  • Library IT staff continues to work on loading the software on the 36 new laptops available for loan from Mills, Innis & Thode circulation desks. The laptops will be distributed as follows: Mills (25), Innis (3), Thode (8).

Security gates

  • We expect that the gates for the Tower Entrance will be installed during the next few weeks.

Tower entrace

  • We understand that work on the Tower Entrance will begin on Sept. 5.

Mills Learning Commons Construction Update for the Week of August 7

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Painting

  • Painting continues in McLay. The new electrical column in the Reference Area and the faux column in the Lobby [home of the new digital sign] will also be painted.

Floor

  • Work continues on patching the floor in McLay.

Lighting

  • Delivery of the six remaining fixtures has been delayed.

Carpet

  • The crew will start laying the carpet in McLay next week. They will focus on the grey carpet path leading from the main door (from Reference) to the Tower Entrance. This walkway will provide a high-contrast navigational tool for students with visual disabilities.

The Mez (3rd floor)

  • The walls have been studded and half of the drywall has been put up.

Wireless

  • We hope to receive and install the wireless equipment next week.

Computers

  • All of the computers have now been received. Library IT staff will prepare the stations before installation in McLay.

Mills Learning Commons Construction Update for the Week of July 31

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Painting

  • Painting continues in McLay. Fifty-five gallons of paint were used just for the ceiling!

Lighting

  • 24 of the 30 fixtures have been installed. The remaining fixtures, which will hang down slightly lower than the rest, will be delivered next week.

LCD Panel (Lobby)

  • The cabinet for the LCD panel in the lobby is almost complete.

The Mez (3rd floor)


Mills Learning Commons Construction Update for the Week of July 24

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Painting

  • The crew has started painting and should be done by the end of the week

Lighting

  • Lighting fixtures have been delivered. The crew expects to begin installing lights early this week.

Electrical column

  • Electrical column (in front of the Government Publications stacks at the back of the Reference Area) has been roughed in. Work should be completed by mid-week.

LCD panel (lobby)


Mills Learning Commons Construction Update for the Week of July 10

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Ceilings

  • crew is working on closing in the ceiling on the 1st floor and have started work on the ceilings in the consultation rooms.

Air Conditioning

  • new air conditioning units are approximately 50% installed

This week:


Mills Learning Commons Construction Update for the Week of July 3

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Dry Walling

  • dry walling is approximately 90% complete (almost done!)

Washroom

  • plumbing for the new barrier-free washroom on the 2nd floor is complete; crew is now closing in the ceilings on the 1st floor of the Map/Data wing.

Entrance Area

  • the new entrance to McLay can be seen through the windows on the 2nd floor. The area directly in front of the windows will feature bar-height seating and powered tables for laptop access. The new digital sign will be mounted on the wall directly across from the window.

This week:

  • hope to finish drywall
  • continue work on electrical
  • may prime walls for painting

    Mills Learning Commons Construction Update for the Week of June 26

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    Dry Walling

    • dry walling is approximately 85% complete (almost done!)

    Washroom

    • crew is almost finished installing the drain line for the new barrier-free washroom on the 2nd floor

    Security Gates

    • 3M security gates have been ordered for the Tower Entrance. These gates will allow us to keep the McLay portion of the Library open after regular building hours. During the 2006/07 academic ylear, we expect to pilot use of the Tower Entrance for late-night hours during the two exam periods (December 06 and April 07).

    This week:

    • mounts for celing lights will be installed (lights to arrive in August)
    • electrical for new air conditioning units will be installed
    • dry walling to be completed

      Mills Learning Commons Construction Update for the Week of June 19

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      New Images on Photo Gallery

      • Visit the Learning Commons images gallery! Check out the new images of the construction site (see Construction Continues). There's even a photo of the hard-working construction crew!

      Dry Wall

      • dry walling is approximately 70% complete

      Washroom

      • the crew is installing the drain line for the new barrier-free washroom on the 2nd floor

      McLay Computer Tables

      • The Project Managaer has awarded the millwork contract for the computer tables in McLay to Palmieri, a prominent manufacturer of library furniture. Shop drawings have been approved and the finishes have been selected.

      LCD Panels (Digital Signage)

      • The LCD panels for McLay and the 1st floor lobby have been ordered.

      This week:

      • a scissor-lift will be brought in to work on lights and other lofty tasks
      • dry walling and work on the new barrier-free washroom on the 2nd floor continues

      Mills Learning Commons Contruction Update for the week of June 12

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      Map Collection Re-Opening!

      • The Map Collection will be re-opening on Monday June 12! Thanks for your patience!

      Map Corridor

      • The construction crew has finished work on the ceiling in the corridor into the Map Collection. The ceiling will remain open to allow for drains and electrical to be run.

      Walls

      • The crew continues work on studding and drywalling.

      Service Desk (McLay)


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