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Construction Photos & Progress Updates

March 23, 2017

ASM Footprint.

March 16, 2017

Auger cast piers are completed. Now you will see trenches created to build grade beams, which will connect adjacent piers. This will be the support system for the new building. The grade beams are rebar and concrete. This portion of the project is expected to be completed on or before March 31, 2017. In the following photo, you can see the south end of the new building footprint on the right side.

ASM pad.

Photos and documentation courtesy of Dr. Steven Yourstone.

March 6, 2017

Auger cast piers are being drilled. As the drill descends, concrete is pumped in to fill voids. A rebar cage is lowered into the hole and set in place. This portion of our project is expected to be completed by March 14, 2017.

ASM West.

Photos and documentation courtesy of Dr. Steven Yourstone.

February 16, 2017

ASM West.

February 14, 2017

ASM West.

February 6, 2017

ASM West.

February 6, 2017

The demolition completion date is 2/10/17. Most of the ASM West structure is down. C&C Demolition Services workers are removing the deep foundation and the spread footers.

ASM West.

Photos and documentation courtesy of Dr. Steven Yourstone.

February 2, 2017

ASM West.ASM West.

January 31, 2017

Only the ground floor structure remains. The expected time at which the above ground structure will be gone is on or before Friday, February 3, 2017. C&C Services has been extremely careful in this demolition process. Following Friday, the foundation of the West building will be removed. Then DKD electric will work to encase the primary power pathway running to ASM East. Currently that pathway runs through the West foundation. It seems hard to call it a building now. May good memories of that building.

ASM West.

Documentation courtesy of Dr. Steven Yourstone.

January 30, 2017 (Groundbreaking Ceremony)

From left to right: Dean Emeritus Doug Brown, Mayor Richard Berry, Maria Berry, Acting President Chaouki Abdallah, Ian McKinnon, Acting Provost Craig White, Anderson Acting Dean Shawn Berman, and UNM Regents President Robert M. Doughty III

ASM West.

January 30, 2017

ASM West.ASM West.

January 27, 2017

The groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. will be held inside of the construction fence along Las Lomas. Following the ceremony there will be refreshments in Jackson Student Center.

The demolition completion date is February 10, 2017. After the structure is down then work begins on removing the deep foundation and rerouting the primary power pathway to ASM East.

In the following photo, you can see the remaining lettering on the south beam of ASM West. Many requests have come in to retrieve and save those letters. That said, tomorrow our contractor will place a worker in a lift bucket at the letters to cut them away. We have not yet determined a reasonable way to use the salvaged letters.

ASM West Lettering.

Photos and documentation courtesy of Dr. Steven Yourstone.

January 25, 2017

ASM West.

January 24, 2017

ASM West.

January 23, 2017

ASM West.

January 19, 2017

The demolition will get noisier as of tomorrow morning (Friday, January 20, 2017). The vibrations will increase as well. The contractor is bringing in another piece of equipment equipped with a ram. The ram will repeatedly strike the West building structure until the structure gives in. That will be noisy. There is also dust. You are advised to not linger around outside and breathe in the dust.

ASM West.

Photo courtesy of Trish Ransom. Documentation courtesy of Dr. Steven Yourstone.

January 18, 2017

Progress on the envelope demolition for ASM West is coming along. The demolition contractor will pull out as much metal, wood, and other materials as possible before the concrete is taken down. Recycling of materials will then take place.

The newly opened ADA access ramp is located between ASM East and Hokona. Kudos to our fantastic McCarthy Brothers crew for getting this open early on the first day of classes.

ASM West.

Photo courtesy of Steve Carr. Documentation courtesy of Dr. Steven Yourstone.

January 14, 2017

All hazardous materials including asbestos have been safely removed. ASM West passed an independent test for any remaining asbestos. No significant levels were detected. The demolition company is removing as much of the interior materials as possible. They will separate the materials and recycle.

The breezeway has been removed.

Photos and documentation courtesy of Dr. Steven Yourstone.

January 3, 2017

The breezeway has been removed.The breezeway has been removed.

January 2, 2017

The walkway in the breezeway on the second floor is no more. The crane might arrive tomorrow to hoist the roof canopy off.

The breezeway has been removed.

Photos and documentation courtesy of Dr. Steven Yourstone.

December 31, 2016

Significant progress by McCarthy Brothers has been made in the past 24 hours. The breezeway has a few holes in it and no stairs.

The breezeway has a few holes in it and no stairs.
The breezeway has a few holes in it and no stairs.

Photos and documentation courtesy of Dr. Steven Yourstone.

December 29, 2016

McCarthy construction superintendent Devin McDonald yesterday described the challenges in safely bringing down the roof canopy connecting ASM West and East. The canopy beams are integrated into the roof structure of both buildings. In order to remove the canopy, it will be necessary to open up the roof on the West side of the East building. If I recall correctly Devin told me that he estimated that the roof canopy weighs in excess of 100,000 pounds. I may be off on that weight. Nevertheless, it is very heavy and caution is an imperative. A crane will be used to lower it in one piece.

Komatus claw goes to work.

Photos and documentation courtesy of Dr. Steven Yourstone.