Building Construction Update

 

Through the Building Justice Project, the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law is constructing its first new law school building in 50 years. The new facility will allow us to build on our tradition of excellence and innovation and dramatically improve our ability to educate lawyers and leaders for the 21st century; to produce cutting edge scholarship to address the most critical issues facing the state of Utah, the nation, and the world; and to provide important service to our community. Read more »

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Please pardon our dust, but the inconvenience will be worth it. We will soon have an cutting-edge building designed to facilitate new approaches to legal education based on more hands-on learning and skills training. The building is also designed to achieve LEED platinum certification, the highest designation using Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards, and to maximize accessibility to the building and the adjacent parts of campus.

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October 23, 2014 – The exterior façade of the building is nearly complete, with installation of metal details and terra-cotta on the west side wrapping up. Interior drywall is nearing completion, and paint and tile are well underway. Millwork will begin in October for the hardwood interior details. Construction of the stairs, site walls, driveways and planters is nearly complete, and building of the bus stop on South Campus Drive is underway.

The upper and lower parking lots are now open. Parking is also available in the Rice-Eccles Stadium lot, and thirty-minute parking is available at the curb on University Street in front of the College.  Please view the pedestrian access map »

If you are interested in taking one of our building tours, please contact the College of Law development office »

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Previous updates

September 25, 2014 – The exterior facade of the building is nearing completion as terra-cotta and panel installation continues. Temporary exterior glass has been installed for the winter, and interior drywall and finish construction is well underway.  Site walls, stairs and planters on the southwest corner of the site are nearly complete, and the campus gateway is starting to take shape.

September 4, 2014 – The exterior insulated panels are nearly complete and the building is beginning to take on the look of its final color. The terra-cotta tiles of the final building facade are being installed on the north side of the structure. Interior infrastructure is nearly complete and drywall installation is well underway.  Site walls, stairs and planters are underway on the southwest corner of the site, and the campus gateway is starting to take shape.

June 19, 2014 – Non-structural internal and external walls are nearly complete on all but the top floor. Interior infrastructure is underway including ducts, fire suppression, electrical, AV and data cable. Interior drywall is underway, and the roof is nearly complete. Site walls are underway on the southwest corner of the site, and the campus gateway is starting to take shape.

April 10, 2014 – Current activities include fire-proofing the steel structure, pouring the floors and framing the interior and exterior walls. Exterior insulated metal panels are being installed on the south side of the building. Interior infrastructure is underway including duct work, fire suppression, electrical, AV and data cable.

March 14, 2014 – Steel work is complete and the large crane has been permanently removed from the site. Current activities include fire-proofing the steel structure, pouring the final floors and framing the interior and exterior walls. Beginning March 24 grading work on the southwest corner of the site will begin.

February 20, 2014 – SME Steel and the Iron Workers Union completed the steel structure this week. They are commended for completing a fast, professional and safe project. Framing of the interior and exterior walls has begun, and concrete is being poured on multiple floors as weather allows. Application of the fireproof coating to the entire steel structure began this week. The large construction crane is expected to be removed from the site March 8.

February 13, 2014 – SME Steel and the Iron Workers Union are completing the steel structure Thursday, February 20. They are commended for completing a fast, professional and safe project. Framing of the interior and exterior walls has begun, and concrete is being poured on multiple floors as weather allows. Application of the fireproof coating to the entire steel structure is expected to begin February 26. The large construction crane is expected to be removed from the site the last week of February.

January 30, 2014 – SME Steel and the iron workers are moving quickly to erect the structure of the building. The rapid changes are exciting. The steel sequence for floors 1-3 are complete, and the sequences for floors 4, 5 are nearly complete with work on 6 and the roof in full swing. Concrete floors on 1, 2 and 3 are nearly complete and concrete work will continue on adjacent-structure footings and walls. Application of the fireproof coating to the entire steel structure is expected to begin February 21.

January 9, 2014 – SME Steel and the iron workers are moving quickly to erect the structure of the building. The rapid changes are exciting. The steel sequence for floors 1-3 are complete. The steel sequences for floors 4, 5, 6 and the roof are going up quickly and are scheduled for completion mid-February. Beginning Friday, January 17 concrete will be poured on floors 1, 2 and 3. If you are interested in taking one of our building tours, please contact the College of Law development office.

October 17, 2013 – The east walls of the cooling water tank have been built and the excavations are being back-filled. This will allow access and re-routing of the existing storm drain line that runs through the center of the site. Construction continues on the water tank, elevator shafts, utilities and initial foundation of the building. The large construction crane is expected to be on site November 18.

October 2, 2013 – The large base of the water tank and storm drain on University Street, both requiring night work, have been completed. Construction continues on the water tank, elevator shafts and initial foundation of the building. Work on site will increase in the coming weeks. No additional parking lot closures or configuration changes are expected until June 2014. 

September 23, 2013 – Parking lot construction has completed and the lots east of the College of Law are open. Parking is also available in the Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot, and Thirty-minute parking is available at the curb on University Street in front of the College.

August 26, 2013 – Rerouting of utilities is nearly complete and Big-D crews are preparing to pour the initial building footings and water tank for the new College of Law. The upper parking (03) lot is now open, and the parking area in front of Pioneer Theatre Company will be open September 13. Parking is also available in the Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot, and Thirty-minute parking is available at the curb on University Street in front of the College. 

As part of a campus project unrelated to the College of Law, crews have begun excavating portions of the sidewalk immediately west and south of the Thatcher Chemistry Building.

August 29, 2013 – The College of Law parking lots east of the building WILL BE CLOSED LABOR DAY WEEKEND for repaving. Closure is from 5:00 p.m. Friday August 30 to 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 6.

July 29, 2013 – Rerouting of utilities and reworking of the parking lots east of the College of Law continues and is on schedule. A majority of the parking will be open for the start of Fall 2013 classes. The demolition of Carlson Hall has begun and continues through August 2. Building debris will be removed from the site in August, finishing prior to the start of classes. Parking is available in the Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot. Thirty-minute parking is available at the curb on University Street in front of the College.

May 30, 2013 – Beginning June 3, a portion of the parking lot directly southeast of the College of Law will be closed for the summer. Parking is available in the Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot. Thirty-minute parking is available at the curb on University Street in front of the College. A majority of the College of Law parking lot is scheduled to reopen August 2013.