Construction Updates

Campus map showing access points

Campus Access Limited Due to Construction

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015

As part of the Roberts Pavilion construction process, areas between the Axelrood Aquatics Center and South Quad will be fenced off for the fall semester as a safety precaution.  The red lines on the attached diagram represent construction fencing where there will be no access.  The blue lines represent the points of access to and from South Quad to the remainder of campus.

  • Axelrood will only be accessible from the east entrance.
  • The locker rooms will be accessible from both the pool side and the east side of the locker room building.
  • There will be no direct access from the Mills Avenue walkway to South Quad; all pedestrian traffic from South Quad to the rest of campus will need to flow up the western side of Parents Field or through Mid Quad.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.  These areas will be reopened in the spring semester.

Construction Update, July 2015

July 14, 2015

Even though students are off on summer break for several more weeks, campus is still a frenzy of activity with the continued construction of Roberts Pavilion. Currently, workers are in the process of erecting the curtain wall of the 130,000-plus square-foot Roberts Pavilion. The curtain wall is the exterior framing of the building. There are several phases involved in erecting the curtain wall, including medal stud framing, insulation, water proofing and terra-cotta paneling.

The current stage is expected to be a 3-4 month process to move all the way around the exterior of the building. This 3-4 month stretch also includes roofing, installation of skylights and testing of the exterior to ensure that it is “weather tight” and much more. Once the exterior is complete, the construction crew will turn their focus to interior finishes of the building. Frank Perri, CMC’s Director of Construction, gives a more in-depth construction update in this recent video interview.

If you haven’t seen Roberts Pavilion lately, take a look at the live construction camera online and keep visiting the Roberts Pavilion website for updates, videos and to view the latest photo album, below.

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Timeline of Events

Feb. 11, 2014 – Roberts Pavilion Groundbreaking Ceremony

April, 2014 – Ducey Gym Demolition complete

May, 2014 – Earthwork Stage begins

August, 2014 – Roberts Pavilion foundation completed

September, 2014 – Structural Steel Stage began

January, 2015 – Topping Out Ceremony

Currently – Construction of superstructure and exterior curtain wall along with roofing and waterproofing, electrical piping and pool renovation.

Structural Steel Phase Well Under Way

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Transformation is occurring quickly at the Roberts Pavilion construction site. The project, which had been years in the making on the conceptual level, is now taking shape for everyone to see with the ongoing construction of the facility. Whether you walk by Roberts Pavilion on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, or watch the construction camera online, you can’t help but notice the rapid growth of the building. A photo album of the most recent construction can be found on this website.

Currently, crews are erecting structural steel, which is the framework of the 132,000-square-foot, three-level facility. The current building stage, which began in mid-September and is expected to be completed in December, includes assembly of the structural steel, metal decking and completion of the super-structure of the facility.

Prior to the structural steel stage, crews completed the foundation of the building and work on the underground facilities. Back in May and throughout June, crews finished the earthwork stage, which involved removal of an average of 200 truckloads per day of dirt and rock to dig out the footprint for the building’s foundation.

Timeline of Events

Feb. 11, 2014 – Roberts Pavilion Groundbreaking Ceremony
April 2014 – Ducey Gym Demolition completed
May 2014 – Earthwork stage began
August  2014 – Roberts Pavilion foundation completed
September 2014 – Structural steel stage began


Dismantling of Ducey Gym to Begin

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

On Wednesday, March 12, PCL Construction Services, the general contractor for the Roberts Pavilion project, begins demolition of Ducey Gymnasium. PCL has assembled a fence around the construction site, which is going to have an effect on foot traffic and cart traffic in the area as well as access to Axelrood Pool. Please see the information below on alternate routes around the construction site during the demolition of Ducey Gym and the construction of Roberts Pavilion.

• The Sixth Street sidewalk on the north side of Sixth Street closest to the construction site and Mills Avenue north of Sixth Street will be closed during construction, as is the ADA ramp at the northeast corner of Sixth Street and Mills Avenue. The sidewalk on the south side of Sixth Street is still open to foot traffic, as are all other ADA ramps at the intersection.

• The sidewalk west of Mills Avenue along the construction site is open to foot traffic only. Carts will need to find alternative paths of travel.

• For access to Axelrood Pool, please use either the gate located at the northwest corner of the pool adjacent to Parents Field just below the old tennis courts, or the gate located at the northeast corner of the pool adjacent to Pritzlaff Field.


Parking at Ducey and Mills Avenue to Close

Monday, March 3, 2014

During the next week PCL Construction Services, the general contractor for the Roberts Pavilion project, will begin mobilizing the construction site. Mobile offices are being installed today and chain link fencing, which will extend all the way around Ducey Gym and Mills Avenue, will be installed the beginning of next week.. We intend to start hard (structure) demolition the week of March 17, 2014.

With the installation of the chain link fencing we are closing that area of Mills Avenue north of Sixth Street and the Ducey Gym parking lot to vehicular parking. If you are currently parked there, we are requesting that you remove your vehicle no later than Monday, March 10, 2014. By Wednesday, March 12, 2014, the site will be enclosed with a gate across Mills Avenue at Sixth Street and access or egress from the site will be very limited. Pedestrian access along the sidewalk on the west side of Mills Avenue from Sixth Street heading north will not be interrupted. Handbills will be placed on windshields later this week.

Your anticipated cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Frank J. Perri LEED®AP
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