As Manhattan College prepares to ring in the New Year, Andrew Ryan, P.E., vice president for facilities, announces that the Commons construction remains on-schedule with final turnover anticipated this July.
“The project is proceeding as expected,” says Ryan. “The placement of metal panels, granite as well as the eastward facing storefront glass is well underway, and the brick paneling is finished. One year in the making, the Commons’ exterior is nearing completion and work is really starting to take off inside.”
The final glass panel facing was placed on Dec. 16, sealing the building from the chill of winter and allowing for the installation of ceilings, floors, furnishings, and partitions.
On the first and second floor, construction of ceiling grids and studs is underway as well as the data and fire alarm wiring. Sheetrocking continues on floors two, three and four and the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning ductwork is 90 percent complete.
With the power outlets roughed on all floors, Con Edison delivered electric service on Dec. 13, with gas service to come. Additionally, domestic water service is active.
“The main focus over the next few weeks will be completing sheetrock, and starting on floors, lighting and ceilings in preparation for finish work,” Ryan says.