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.


Update: August 11, 2014

  • The high temperature hot water system will be shut down in Fenwick Library while new valves are installed. Hot water will be shut down Monday, August 11, at 7:00 am until Friday, August 15, at 5:00 pm,
  • Floor 5C and Special Collections & Archives (Floor 2C) are closed.