View of CAET under construction
Use of the new south parking lot began in late May, so construction could continue in the project site north of the Institute for Culinary Arts. Other site work continues including underground utilities, paving, and landscaping. Kiewit plans to finish construction of the north ICA lot and Second Road by fall, leaving a large amount of work to occur over the summer.
The Central Utility Plant (CUP) piping and equipment connections are ongoing, making the building ready for operation. Grading and paving of the site is finishing up. Irrigation and landscaping will complete the majority of the work around the CUP.’
Exterior wall framing is underway at the Construction Education Center (CEC). Electrical and plumbing rough-in continues. Roofing began in late May.
The large, visible precast exterior wall panels were hung at the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology (CAET). Concrete floor slabs are in place. Roof framing began mid-May.
Structural steel framing is complete at the Academic Skills Center (ASC). Underground plumbing and electrical work is on-going, with concrete floor pours scheduled for the end of May and early June.
Raising the final beam
Construction of the south parking lot is complete, landscape work is underway to prepare the lot for turnover. Demolition of the temporary lot, north of the Institute of Culinary Arts, will begin in late May.
The Central Utility Plant (CUP) exterior enclosure is complete. Piping and electrical work to the building equipment is ongoing. Crews have begun grading and paving around the site.
At the Construction Education Center (CEC), the floor slabs are completely poured. Exterior wall framing has started as well as rough-ins for electrical and mechanical services.
Concrete work is underway at the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology (CAET).
Structural steel framing is on-going at the Academic Skills Center (ASC) in preparation for the ‘topping off ceremony’ in late April, marking the completion of the building structures.
Site construction of underground utilities continues, including fiber connection between buildings, electrical loop, and utilities piping to connect the buildings to the Central Utility Plant
The south parking lot is complete and will be used for construction parking until site development progresses.
The Central Utility Plant (CUP) roof is in place. Work continues to close in the building, including window and curtain wall installation. Interior floor slabs are completed allowing interior framing to occur in the coming month.
The Construction Education Center (CEC) steel structure is in place, concrete floor decking is underway and will continue for the coming weeks.
The Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology (CAET) is nearing the end of structural steel placement, with concrete decking and rough electrical and plumbing to occur next in sequence.
The Academic Skills Center (ASC) will be begin steel erection shortly. Shear core walls are nearing completion (concrete walls to support the stair walls).
Construction of the new parking area and access road (extension of Saratoga Street) south of the ICA is nearing completion. Electrical work is underway to safely light the parking lot. MCC will manage turnover of lot with Kiewit to assure maintenance and upkeep through winter.
OPPD and Cox work along 30th street to bury lines is complete.
Site electrical work will continue through December to install a new campus electrical loop in the project area.
Other utilities work continues, including connection to sewer and water mains.
Central Utility Plant (CUP) structural steel is complete. Brick masonry is underway.
Construction Education Center (CEC) concrete block elevator tower and structural walls are complete. Structural steel erection is well underway and will be ongoing through December.
Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology (CAET) elevator core cast-in-place concrete walls are underway. Underground utilities work continues at CAET.
Academic Skills Center (ASC) deep utilities are complete. Geopier footings installation is nearly complete. Footings and foundations will continue through December.
The main ICA parking lot has been closed, shifting events and Bistro parking to the temporary lot north of the ICA.
Temporary parking during construction
Temporary parking during construction
The Central Utility Plant (CUP) foundations are complete and concrete block erection is nearing completion. Brick masonry will be placed over the coming weeks.
Footings and foundations are complete at the Construction Education Center (CEC), with CMU masonry work to follow. Steel erection will begin mid-November.
The Academic Skills Center will begin underground utilities work, and will begin to install the foundation system and geo-piers in mid-November.
The north parcel of the Symphony of Suds (Kessler property) was demolished and has been incorporated into the project construction site by temporary fencing.
General construction timeline for completion of three buildings and the Central Utility Plant
Construction Documents progress
Building permits were received by the City of Omaha in late August, allowing Kiewit Building Group to begin footings and utilities and other work.
Central Utility Plant trench and piping will be complete mid-September. Second Road will be closed for the duration of construction for utilities work.
Parking Lot Phasing
Grading is underway in the new parking area south of the project site (near Sorensen Pkwy). A temporary parking lot will be opened mid-September to shift ICA and events parking to the north of the building so the remainder of the ICA lot can be demolished.
See August update for images.
Construction document progress
Construction documents were completed July 9. Minor revisions will occur as addendums, to be completed prior to full bidding. The documents were submitted to the City of Omaha for review in anticipation of a building permit.
The north parcel of the Kessler (Symphony of Suds) property will be demolished starting this fall by Kiewit Building Group.
Parking lot phasing
Sitework, including tree removal and grading, is underway to prepare for the new parking area south of ICA. A temporary parking lot north of the building will open in August to accommodate ICA and events parking. The remainder of the of the ICA lot will then be demolished.
Parking lot phasing south of Fort Omaha Campus
Central utility plant
As part of the Fort Omaha Expansion, a central utility plant is in the best long-term interest of the College to most efficiently heat and cool the new buildings. This work will occur first in the construction progress and consist of laying piping under roadways prior to foundation work. The central utility plant will be located west of Building 30 and north of Building 59 (the Booker Building). Utility work and tree removal is currently underway at the site, with crews preparing the area for construction to begin.
Conceptual rendering of Central Utility Plant
Construction document progress
Design Development documents were completed April 28, at which point design teams shifted into Construction Document completion. Construction Documents for the site and foundations were complete June 18, with final construction documents for the remainder of the buildings expected July 9. Design teams are on track for completion.
Lamp Rynearson & Associates, the civil and landscape firm, has worked with the building architects to create a fully developed site concept, including enhanced paving, safe vehicle drop-off, pedestrian and safety lighting, and landscaped areas. Due to budget, some portions of the work will be bid as additive alternates to be built at a later date.
Utilities work for the Central Plant will begin late June. Digging and boring will occur along East Road and Second Road over the summer.
Demolition of buildings 25 and 60 are complete. Kiewit will be removing site debris to prepare the site for a temporary parking area. The north parcel of the Kessler (Symphony of Suds) property will be demolished starting in late summer.
Parking lot phasing
The area around buildings 25 and 60 will be graded and paved for a temporary parking lot to serve the Institute for the Culinary Arts and will be complete by the end of August. This temporary parking facility will be used so contractors can demolish the current parking lot and build the new parking and site access to the south and east of the ICA.
Holland Basham Architects will have complete Construction Documents in early July. The preliminary building plans and programming statements were approved by the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education in January.
Kiewit Building Group’s anticipated timeline plan for excavation for the utilities and beginning construction for the foundation is summer 2015, with continued building and site construction through fall 2017. The parking lot for the Institute for the Culinary Arts will receive a temporary parking area as construction begins in the current area.
The ASC will be a primarily academic building with student support functions including student services, enrollment and career exploration. The ASC will be the new ‘front door’ to MCC and welcome prospective students to help them find a path forward to a career.
The building contains welcoming services, the relocated Follett bookstore with café, around 14 classrooms, several small group study and conference rooms, a testing center, Writing center, math center, and Tutoring and Learning Center relocated from FOC Building 10. Though specific classes to be taught at the ASC have not been identified, the building will focus on the first year experience and entry level and developmental education rather than upper level specialized classes.
Berkebile Nelson Immenschuch McDowell will have completed Construction Documents in early July CAET. The preliminary building plans and programming statements were approved by the Nebraska State Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education in March.
Over-excavation of the site is complete, surcharge and settlement is in progress with geotechnical engineers evaluating the soils. Kiewit Building Group’s anticipated timeline plan is to begin construction of the foundation in summer 2015, with continued building and site construction through fall 2017.
The CAET building will have a much more industry-driven approach, with several spaces available to Omaha-area industries for training. A large exhibit space, the ‘Innovation Commons’ can host large trade shows and events with several training rooms for break-out sessions or meetings. A new Fab Lab will replace the existing space in FOC Building 8 with more room for equipment for fabrication and prototyping of equipment. An open office setting will be provided for industry members, faculty and community partners to have a clean workspace nearby the workshop below.