#MasonDay2015 #FenwickSneakPeeps are Here!

It’s Mason Day – and look who’s here! Heading to the big celebration, George Mason and his Mason Peeps dropped by to see how the new Fenwick Library Addition is coming along. First things first for the Mason Peeps: George is showing them floor plans and renderings to get ready to tour the new space. Stay tuned for more adventures! #FenwickSneakPeeps #GetReady2Move

Update: April 8, 2015

  • Final site grading and preparation to build the south side retaining wall underway
  • Brick paver installation continues on east and west side
  • Metal panels on exterior Installation continues
  • 5th Floor and Atrium roofing work continues
  • Terrazzo flooring in Lobby – first pour
  • 2nd, 3rd & 4th floors: installation of ceiling tile; window sill, wood base, and casework, and flooring
  • Passenger elevator installation underway; Service elevator installation is complete
  • Preparation for Fiber and Network installation
  • BCOM is inspecting the building weekly

Update: March 19, 2015

  • The sidewalk leading to Southside dining is going to be rerouted.
  • Skylight installation continues.
  • 1st  and 2nd floor above ceiling work being completed and inspected.
  • Casework being installed on 2nd and 3rd floor.
  • 3rd floor prime painting is being done.
  • 4th floor light fixtures installation ongoing.
  • 5th floor drywall finishing and piping insulation.
  • Service elevator installed pending inspection.
  • Fire Marshal visited the site on March 18.

Update: March 17, 2015

  • Exterior work continues on the west side; trying to finish this side so that they can lay the final pavers; almost finished with the brick on the exterior.
  • Paneling installation for the new interior staircase started on 3/9.
  • Plan to start east side road work next week. Project should take about 1 month.
  • Roof work has been intermittent because of weather.
  • Ceiling work continues hroughout building. Lights being hung on 4th floor.
  • Sprinkler testing with the fire marshal was scheduled.
  • There is a planned power outage in B & C wings for about 20 minutes at 6am on Friday, March 20th. This will not impact A wing.


Update: February 25, 2015


  • Lighting fixtures are being installed on 3rd floor.
  • Ceiling grids being installed on 4th floor, followed by lighting fixtures.
  • Dry wall is going up on 5th floor.
  • The skylight in the Atrium is being installed.


  • Majority of brickwork is completed.
  • Metal panels are being installed.
  • Sun screens are also being installed where designated.

Update: February 20, 2015

  • Construction is on schedule
  • Exterior brickwork is almost completed
  • All glass, including skylights, is installed
  • Rooftop garden construction is completed
  • Interior tilework has started
  • Drywall work continues

Update: November 24, 2014

  • Currently, the main focus of construction work is “buttoning up” – enclosing all of the building exterior.
  • Face brickwork continues.
  • Glazing of the South end wall of windows is 95% complete.
  • Heat is functioning on 1st and 2nd levels.
  • Drywall installation continues on 2nd and 3rd level.
  • Permanent power installation is starting.
  • Spacesaver company has completed the High Density shelving rails installation.
  • Work continues on the window framing and window installation on the 1st level.

Update: November 10, 2014

  • Drywall is being installed on 1st & 2nd levels.
  • Roof work continues.
  • Brick is being installed on the exterior from the east to the west sides of the addition.
  • Window installation continues.
  • High density shelving rails are being installed on 3rd and 4th levels.
  • Installation of high density shelving rails is complete on 1st & 2nd levels.

Update: October 23, 2014

  • Fenwick Addition construction continues on schedule.
  • High density shelving tracks are being installed in the east wing of the Addition.
  • Whiting-Turner is working on overhead rough-ins which includes HVAC, duct work and electric.
  • Curtain wall installation is occurring on all 5 levels (south end of addition).
  • Face brick installation will begin on the East side of building on October 29..
  • Security system wiring installation continues.

Update: September 12, 2014

  • Thanks to everyone for their patience and cooperation during The Great Sprinkler Installation Project of ’14. It’s done!
  • Good weather = Good progress
    • Fenwick Addition construction is currently on schedule.
    • The “big move” is expected in January 2016.
  • On Monday, September 15, contractors will pour the last concrete pour for the building.
  • Staircases are being installed at the rear loading dock of the building, at the front behind the Café, and the main center lobby staircase from 1st floor to 2nd floor.
  • Framing for wall and windows is being done on 1, 2 & 3 floors.  Rough-in for HVAC, air ducts and electrical is also being installed on these levels.
  • The building exterior is expected to be fully enclosed by Thanksgiving.