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Progress on fixing leak problem 

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2/17/2011 

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Fair weather and efficient work crew have the new roof on the area which once housed the second-floor greenhouse.

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For several years, water has leaked into the first floor laboratories, storage room, and shop directly below the Biology greenhouse on second floor of Hickman Science Center.  That is about to change.  On February 1, a construction crew began the process of removing the old greenhouse and replacing it with other types of space that aren't as likely to leak when it rains.

 

The first phase involved installing extra cinder block and concrete reinforcement along the outside walls below ground level.  This adds the necessary structural strength to support the new construction.  Next, the entire greenhouse was removed - glass, walls, and floor - using everything from pry-bars to jackhammers. The third phase was the installation of new steel beams and roofing, which workers completed in just one day!

 

With nice weather, we have had no leaks even while the roof was completely off. 

   
Nearing completition of greenhouse removal phase New support beams and roof installed in one day.
   

 

 

   
 
 Dust and debris protection in our online classroom ... and shop

 

 
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Created at 2/17/2011 9:12 AM  by Chris Hansen 
Last modified at 2/17/2011 9:43 AM  by Krystal Anderson 
Progress on fixing leak problem
February 17, 2011

For several years, water has leaked into the first floor laboratories, storage room, and shop directly below the Biology greenhouse on second floor of Hickman Science Center.  That is about to change.  On February 1, a construction crew began the process of removing the old greenhouse and replacing it with other types of space that aren't as likely to leak when it rains.

 

The first phase involved installing extra cinder block and concrete reinforcement along the outside walls below ground level.  This adds the necessary structural strength to support the new construction.  Next, the entire greenhouse was removed - glass, walls, and floor - using everything from pry-bars to jackhammers. The third phase was the installation of new steel beams and roofing, which workers completed in just one day!

 

With nice weather, we have had no leaks even while the roof was completely off. 

   
Nearing completition of greenhouse removal phase New support beams and roof installed in one day.
   

 

 

   
 
 Dust and debris protection in our online classroom ... and shop

 

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