November 13, 2019
We are well into construction on several projects and wanted to check-in with our project managers to see what’s happening on-site and what we can expect to see next.
Children’s of Mississippi Expansion and Renovation
The expansion to the UMMC Children’s Hospital is now 57% complete. The structure has been topped out, and the roof is on. The windows and exterior materials (brick and metal panels) are currently being installed. The interiors are being constructed from the bottom up, with work currently in progress on all floors. Renovations inside the existing Batson tower began last week to make the connection to the new building. Four floors of the new parking garage structure are complete, and the contractor will start the construction of the final ramp to Level 5 next week.
Construction is on schedule and the majority of the exterior CMU block has been laid, with brick to follow in the coming weeks. Structural steel framing has been erected and some interior CMU walls have been laid. We have electrical and plumbing rough-ins on the south addition (new fitness area), as well as ductwork installed.
University of South Alabama Hancock Whitney Stadium
Installation of elevated seating is taking place along the East Seating Bowl and will commence along the West this week. Progress is being made on the Press Tower and Operations Building. The Operations Building is now ‘dried in’. Steel is being erected in the North Endzone for the elevated concourse. Aluminum decking will begin in the next week along the East Concourse elevated seating. The Michelob Ultra Terrace will soon be complete which will round out all of the on-grade concrete seating bowl.