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During November, construction crews began adding the finishing touches to the Sigma Nu fraternity house. The house should be complete by mid-December and is slated for a January 2014 opening for the spring semester.
Crews completed the floors, including staining and adding carpet and vinyl composition tile (VCT). They are finishing painting, cabinetry and wood trim next month. Elevator installation and telecommunication wiring is also in the final phases and will provide phone, internet and cable TV access for residents in each room.
Outside, crews completed landscaping the fraternity house yard. They added fresh sod, new bushes and mulch to define the outdoor space. Gutters, downspouts and sidewalks were also finished to give the exterior a clean and polished look.
A black granite plaque with the Greek Sigma Nu letters is set in the pavers to mark the front entrance of the new fraternity house. A rock set in pavers on the left of the entrance was also completed this month. In the rear of the house, crews finished assembling the stairs leading to the balcony and the decorative railings.
The Beta Tau chapter house includes a library, activity room, alumni room, study and living space for 37 men in addition to the dining room and kitchen. The new house will also be LEED certified, one of the only fraternity houses in the nation to do so. Sustainable features include an energy-efficient HVAC system and lighting, recycled materials and low VOC paints.
During October, the most notable installation to the exterior of the Sigma Nu fraternity house was the construction of the four white columns on the front porch. The columns stand nearly 20 feet high and 37 inches in diameter, giving the fraternity house a grand academic look from the front.
Construction crews also installed column wraps to the balcony on the back of the house and ordered pavers for the balcony stairs to match the decorative railings. The balcony columns are not as large as the front porch columns, but are still nearly 11 feet high and 29 inches in diameter.
Inside, crews began installing the main lobby staircase and guardrail to finish the grand lobby of the building. They also finished tile work on the third floor and the ceiling grid for lighting on the remaining floors. In the library crews also painted and built cabinets. To comply with ADA standards, crews also began preliminary work for installing the building elevator.
The Sigma Nu Greek Village house is on track for a January 2014 opening. For more information about the Greek Village project, please visit our Project Overview page.