May 24, 2019
The Opera House
Work on the major renovations to the Opera House continues to be on schedule for completion by mid-August. Current progress includes finishing drywall on the third floor and painting on the second and third floors. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing work is nearly complete on the first floor and in the basement. Tiling on the second floor and framing in the first-floor lobby are nearly finished. All stair construction is complete.
Bruske Hall construction also is underway. Abatement is complete on the second floor and in progress on the third floor, with demolition to follow. Metal stud framing has started on the second floor, and all of the first-floor room ceilings have been framed. Drywall hanging in the first-floor bathrooms has started. All underground plumbing is complete. Electrical rough-ins through the first floor room ceilings have started, and fire suppression will begin next week.