Sigma Nu Back on Track
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Even though construction was a little behind last month because of rainy weather, crews are back on track for a December 2013 completion of the new fraternity house. With sunny, dry weather on their side, crews quickly finished the exterior brickwork and masonry of the Sigma Nu house and focused their efforts on the interior of the building.
Sheetrock installation began this month on the first and second floors and will continue through September. A sound mat was added inside bedrooms walls to muffle the acoustics of the building. Mounted in the roof, the new chiller and corresponding mechanical system will allow residents to control the heating and cooling of their bedrooms with a thermostat.
Before construction crews could begin sheetrock installations this month, they first had to complete utility rough-ins for fire protection sprinklers, hot and cold water piping for HVAC systems, ductwork, electrical, telecommunications (internet, cable, phone) and fire alarms. Once the interior wiring, piping and ductwork were completed in the walls and ceiling, inspections were conducted to ensure each was functioning properly. Once passed, crews could move on to install sheetrock.
Construction also resumed on Sigma Nu’s outdoor balcony in the rear of the house. Crews continued the house’s unified masonry veneer by adding stone trim, white sand mortar and brick piers. A half wall with built-in seating on the side patio will also be a perfect gathering place for residents once the house is complete.
Last month, bedroom and dining room furniture was ordered and should arrive once the living spaces are complete. 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.