Highlights from the May 15th Construction Progress Meeting

Here are the highlights from the May 15th construction progress meeting detailing contractor activities that are underway for the GGB addition project.

1st floor

* terrazzo flooring installation is continuing
* continue installation of the terrazzo stairs and landings
* rough electrical and compressed air piping for the smoke evacuation doors.  Continue installation of the aluminum/glass doors
* installation of the cooling panels, filters, controls, power and lighting for the ULV chambers
* final cleaning of the labs

2nd floor

* electrical for the smoke evacuation doors and installation of the doors in the galleria and atrium areas
* solid surface counter-tops in the GSRA offices
* interior metal panel walls in the atrium
* polishing of the terrazzo flooring
* metal wall and ceiling/soffit framing in the Galleria reception area
* concrete floor slab and gypsum wall boards in the Galleria reception area
* finish painting
* wire-mold at counter-tops in the GSRA offices
* final cleaning in offices and labs

3rd floor

* polishing of terrazzo flooring
* gas detection and alarm system
* finish painting


* commissioning of mechanical equipment and systems
* painting
* finish composite metal panels
* site demolition and grading for new pavement on the west side of the site
* concrete sidewalks and curbs
* install the burnished block wall at trellis

The current substantial completion date is June 26th.  Furniture will be installed during late May and early June.  Move in of the occupants will occur after June 26th and during July.

Make sure to check the CoE FMO web site at www.engin.umich.edu/facilities for updated photos of the construction.


  • John Keedy 
    Director of Facilities 
    College of Engineering 
  • Kim Fineis 
    Facilities Administrative Assistant 
    Michigan Engineering 
    (734) 647-7070