Construction Update: Weeks of 5/31/21 and 6/7/21

The latest updates on what to expect and construction updates related to the Manhattanville campus.

May 31, 2021

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What is Happening

Columbia Business School

Site 7 (Western Site)

  • Completion of exterior wall glass-fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) unit installations on floors 4 through 11
  • Preparation and installation of exterior glass doors
  • Interior fit-outs (walls, glass partitions, ceilings, flooring, millwork, GFRG) and overhead mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) installation on floors 1 through 11
  • Three construction use cars are in service

Site 6B (Eastern Site)

  • Completion of exterior wall GFRC unit installations on floors 2 through 8
  • Preparation and installation of exterior glass doors
  • Interior fit-outs (walls, glass partitions, ceilings, flooring, millwork, GFRG) and overhead MEP installation on floors 2 through 8
  • Three construction use cars are in service

Below Grade Activity / W. 131st Street Utilities

  • Installation of permanent lighting, electrical outlets and devices, security cameras, and wireless access points (WAPs)
  • Installation of toilet and plumbing fixtures
  • Buildout work of the loading dock is progressing
  • Metal panel comeback work is substantially complete
  • The truck ramp ceiling is being spackled and taped
  • Installation of acoustic ceiling tile ceiling is complete.  Painting is ongoing throughout.

Open Spaces between 130th and 131st Streets and along 12th Avenue

  • Continuation of living roof layer
  • Structural backfill, rebar, form work, and concrete topping slab ongoing
  • Installation of electrical conduit, cobblestone, and trench drain.  Hanover pavers/hardscape to commence

600 W. 125th Street

  • The excavation and foundation contractor will be excavating and installing the guide wall for the support of excavation
  • The contractor will be drilling piles for the support of excavation

 

Please note that all activities are subject to change based on weather and other field conditions.

 

What to Expect

Construction Activity

  • Regular weekday work hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday work hours: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After-hours permit issued for 6:00 a.m. construction start to allow for physical distancing for workers upon entry to the site.  After-hours permit issued for 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for exterior wall installation to be performed at the Business School buildings.
  • Material deliveries to site is ongoing

Temporary Traffic and Transportation Impacts

  • Refer to street signage for the west side of Broadway from 129th to 130th Streets -- parking is allowed after 6:00 p.m. and on weekends
  • W. 131st Street between Broadway and 12th Avenue is open for one-way westbound traffic
  • The parking lane will be closed on the south side of W. 125th Street from Broadway to St. Clair Place.  Parking will not be available on the south side of W. 125th Street from Broadway to the mid-block in front of the entire length of the 600 W. 125th Street construction fence.