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Updates on construction around campus

Here’s a rundown on the status of various Coastal Carolina University construction and renovation projects.

As a result of the area floods in early October, several roof leaks were reported at the Coastal Science Center and the Georgetown Marine Science building on Front Street. The leaks have been repaired, the roof at the Georgetown office has been replaced and repairs resulting from flood damage have been made.

Renovation work on the Singleton Building on the main campus continues. Asbestos removal and demolition work have been completed, according to Rein Mungo, acting interim director of facilities and maintenance. The rough-in has begun on the walls, and the electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems are going in next, along with the addition of an elevator.

The final completion date for the Siingleton building is estimated to be July 28, 2016. Cost of the renovation is $9 million.

The next two projects that will be put out to bid are the construction of the Academic Classroom Office Building II, with the bid opening in December and construction set to begin in January, and renovation of the Smith Science building, with the bid opening in the spring and work set to begin in the summer.

Construction on the new Science Annex II, a 71,150-square-foot building adjacent to the Smith and Swain science buildings, is moving along, with installation of elevator components, drywall finishing and prime painting on all three floors underway. Final structural steel fireproofing was completed, inspected and approved. Air handling and ventilation equipment installation on the mezzanine level is about 90 percent complete. Exterior metal wall panel installation continues. The first floor lab casework is being installed.

The building should be completed by April 28, 2016.

Selection of the architects for both the Brooks Stadium expansion and the construction of a new soccer complex should occur in mid-November. Both improvements are required for Coastal Carolina’s entrance into the Sun Belt conference.