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Date: 7/26/11 Bookmark and Share

Construction on Campus

A Weekly Pictorial Update of Summer Construction Projects

Summer 2011 Projects

Horse Barn, ITT Parking Lot
Other Houses
Hubbard Kitchen
Sabin-Reed
Gardiner House
Emerson and Jordan Houses
Center for Work and Life
Capen and Sessions Houses
Burton Hall
Scott Gym and ITT Roof
Northrop and Gillett Houses

As part of the two-year, $24-million renovation of buildings in the Clark Science Center, Sabin-Reed Hall is undergoing laboratory refurbishments, new wiring throughout, a roof replacement, upgrades to its sprinkler system and updates to access for people with disabilities. The project, which will be completed in December, is ongoing as the building is being used; as labs are finished, occupants move in and begin using them while work begins on other labs.

Sabin-Reed
Sabin/Reed  
Sabin/Reed labs
Dedicated in 1967, Sabin-Reed Hall is named for Florence Sabin (Class of 1893), the first woman appointed to a professorship at John Hopkins, and Dorothy Reed Mendenhall (Class of 1895), a fellow at John Hopins.
Of course, alongside the extensive renovations throughout, the building's mainstays—the laboratories—are receiving fresh coats of paint, and many will also sport new floors.
Gardiner living room
  Sabin-Reed network
Installing a new rubber-tiled roof required cutting numerous tile pieces to fit around the array of equipment atop the building.
 
It won't be visible, but when finished, Sabin-Reed will have new network wiring coursing through its walls. The first Smith building to be wired for Internet, Sabin-Reed will now have faster WiFi and Internet service.
Sabin-Reed generator
 
Sabin-Reed cabinets
A new generator will provide emergency power for lights, safety and research equipment.
  As many labs are reconfigured or repurposed, they will be equipped with new cabinets.
Sabin-Reed wiring
 
Sabin-Reed plumbing
Handy, pull-down electric cables are being replaced throughout the building.
  As labs are being outfitted for new disciplines, old copper plumbing is removed and new plumbing is reconfigured.
Sabin-Reed windows
  Peeter Gagnon
At the completion of the project, all windows will be washed, giving the whole building a new look.
 
When project manager Peter Gagnon came to Smith last October, the project was half done. He formerly served as associate director for Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction at UMass, Dartmouth.
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