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Science & Engineering Building

Mechatronics Lab

Mechatronics Lab

Science Lab
Science Lab

Mechanical Room
Mechanical Room

Classroom
Classroom

Project Description:

The new science building will be the first project out of the blocks to kick-off a series of projects making up the College of Lake County's Master Plan. The new three story facility will house an engineering and photonics labs on the first floor, and chemistry labs on floors two and three. Also included in this project is the renovation of existing C Wing spaces that will be vacated by the old chemistry labs. These spaces will be used to construct two new anatomy and physiology labs, and new classroom space.

The new science facility is proposed to be a LEED platinum building, which is the highest rating achievable through the USGBC (United States Green Building Council). Some of the green features of this building include a rooftop photovoltaic array, geothermal heating and cooling, rainwater harvesting, LED lighting and a living wall.

Budget: $24,925,600

Construction Schedule: April 2015–May 2017

Square footage of new construction: 42,000 SF

Square footage of renovated area: 25,000 SF

Video rendering of the proposed Science and Engineering Building addition that is part of the Master Plan project.

Project Updates

Date
Update
January 27, 2017 Finishes are ongoing throughout the interior.

Completion date: End of semester.
January 20, 2017 Finishes are ongoing throughout the interior.

Completion date: End of March.
January 13, 2017 Mechanical work continues in the penthouse.

Terrazzo flooring finishing is complete.

Finishes are ongoing throughout the interior.

Completion date to be confirmed with the Capital Development Board.
December 30, 2016 Mechanical work continues in the penthouse.

Terrazzo flooring finishing continues.

Finishes are ongoing throughout the interior.

Completion date to be confirmed with the Capital Development Board.
December 23, 2016 Mechanical work continues in the penthouse.

Terrazzo flooring finishing continues.

Finishes are ongoing throughout the interior.

Completion date to be confirmed with the Capital Development Board.
December 2, 2016 New entrance drive paving is complete.

Terrazzo flooring finishing continues.

Finishes are ongoing throughout the interior.

Completion date to be confirmed with the Capital Development Board.
November 18, 2016 New entrance drive paving is underway.

Case work installation is ongoing.

Terrazzo flooring on 1st floor continues.

Finishes are ongoing throughout the interior.

Completion date to be confirmed with the Capital Development Board.
November 4, 2016 Sidewalks and curbing for new entrance drive is underway.

Case work installation is ongoing.

Ceiling grids are nearly completed.

Finishes are ongoing throughout the interior.

Completion date to be confirmed with the Capital Development Board.
October 28, 2016 Sidewalks and curbing for new entrance drive is underway.

Case work installation is ongoing.

Ceiling grids are nearly completed.

Finishes are ongoing throughout the interior.

Completion date to be confirmed with the Capital Development Board.
October 21, 2016 Site work is ongoing, sidewalks and curbing for new entrance has started.

Case work installation on 2nd floor is underway.

Ceiling grid on 2nd level is nearly completed.

Painting is ongoing through building interior.

Soft opening happened this week.

Completion date to be confirmed with the Capital Development Board.
October 14, 2016 Site work is ongoing, sidewalks and curbing for new entrance has started.

Case work installation on 2nd floor is underway.

Ceiling grid on 3rd floor is nearly completed.

Painting is ongoing through building interior.

Soft opening next week.

Completion date to be confirmed with the Capital Development Board.
October 7, 2016 Site work has begun. Sidewalk installation has started.

Case work installation is underway.

Ceiling grid on 2nd and 3rd floors are nearly completed; 1st floor grid installation is underway.

Terrazzo flooring and tile work in washrooms is in progress.

Soft opening late-October.

Completion date to be confirmed with the Capital Development Board.
September 30, 2016 Case work installation is underway.

Ceiling grid on 2nd and 3rd floors is being installed.

Terrazzo flooring and tile work in washrooms has started.

Soft opening late-October.

Completion date to be confirmed with the Capital Development Board.
September 16, 2016 Soft opening late-October.

Completion date to be confirmed with the Capital Development Board.
September 2, 2016 New sidewalk to C-wing entrance is open.

Completion date to be confirmed with the Capital Development Board.
August 26, 2016 New sidewalk to C-wing entrance is open.

Completion date to be confirmed with the Capital Development Board.
August 19, 2016 New sidewalk to C-wing entrance is open.

Completion date to be confirmed with the Capital Development Board.
August 12, 2016 Site sidewalks to C-wing entrance have been poured.

Completion date to be confirmed with the Capital Development Board.
August 5, 2016 Interior overhead rough in is on-going.

Exterior face brick and metal panel installation is nearing completion.

Completion date to be confirmed with the Capital Development Board.
July 15, 2016 Interior overhead rough in is in progress at all levels.

Exterior face brick and metal panel installation continues.

Completion date to be confirmed with the Capital Development Board.
July 8, 2016 Interior overhead rough in is in progress at all levels.

Exterior face brick and metal panel installation continues.

Completion date to be confirmed with the Capital Development Board.
July 1, 2016 Exterior face brick and metal panel installation continues.

Revised schedule targeting August 2016 completion.
June 24, 2016 Exterior face brick and metal panel installation continues.

Revised schedule targeting August 2016 completion.
June 17, 2016 Exterior face brick installation along north facade is ongoing.

Revised schedule targeting August 2016 completion.
June 10, 2016 Construction trailer removed from site to accommodate Lot 7/7A construction.

Exterior face brick installation along north facade is ongoing.

Revised schedule targeting August 2016 completion.
June 3, 2016 Exterior face brick installation along north facade is ongoing.

Revised schedule targeting August 2016 completion.
May 27, 2016 Construction trailer removed from site to accommodate Lot 7/7A construction.

Exterior face brick installation along north facade is ongoing.

Revised schedule targeting August 2016 completion.
May 20, 2016 Construction trailer removed from site to accommodate Lot 7/7A construction.

Revised schedule targeting August 2016 completion.
May 13, 2016 Overhead MEP rough-in is underway.

Revised schedule targeting August 2016 completion.
May 6, 2016 Overhead MEP rough-in is underway.

Revised schedule targeting August 2016 completion.
April 29, 2016 Overhead MEP rough-in is underway.

Revised schedule targeting August 2016 completion.
April 22, 2016 Overhead MEP rough-in is underway.

Revised schedule targeting August 2016 completion.
April 15, 2016 Overhead MEP rough-in is underway.

Revised schedule targeting August 2016 completion.
April 8, 2016 Overhead MEP rough-in is underway.

Interior spray foam insulation is in progress.

Revised schedule targeting August 2016 completion.
April 1, 2016 Exterior aluminum framing and glazing installation is underway.

Revised schedule targeting August 2016 completion.
March 25, 2016 Exterior aluminum framing and glazing installation is underway.

Revised schedule targeting August 2016 completion.
March 18, 2016 Exterior aluminum framing and glazing installation is underway.

Revised schedule targeting August 2016 completion.
March 11, 2016 Exterior aluminum framing and glazing installation is underway.

Exterior steel framing near completion.

Revised schedule targeting August 2016 completion.
March 4, 2016 Exterior aluminum framing and glazing installation is underway.

Exterior steel framing near completion.

Revised schedule targeting August 2016 completion.
February 26, 2016 Exterior aluminum framing and glazing installation is underway.

Exterior steel framing near completion.

Revised schedule targeting August 2016 completion.
February 19, 2016 Exterior steel framing and site work continues.

Revised schedule targeting August 2016 completion.
February 12, 2016 Exterior steel framing and site work continues.

Revised schedule targeting August 2016 completion.
February 5, 2016 Exterior steel framing and site work continues.

Target enclosure date delayed to February 2016.
January 29, 2016 Exterior steel framing and site work continues.

Target enclosure date delayed to February 2016.
January 22, 2016 Exterior steel framing and site work continues.

Target enclosure date delayed to February 2016.
January 15, 2016 Exterior steel framing and site work continues.

Target enclosure date delayed to February 2016.
January 8, 2016 Exterior steel framing and site work continues.

Target enclosure date delayed to February 2016.
January 1, 2016 Exterior steel framing and site work continues.

Target enclosure date delayed to February 2016.
December 25, 2015 Exterior steel framing and site work continues.

Target enclosure date delayed to February 2016.
December 18, 2015 Exterior steel framing and site work continues.

Target enclosure date delayed to February 2016.
December 11, 2015 Exterior steel framing and site work continues.

Target enclosure date delayed to February 2016.
December 4, 2015 Construction will continue for the Science Building project during the State budget negotiations.

Slab on 2nd floor metal deck is nearly complete.

Scheduled completion July 2016.
November 25, 2015 Construction will continue for the Science Building project during the State budget negotiations.

Slab on 2nd floor metal deck is in progress.

Slab on 3rd floor metal deck is complete.

Scheduled completion July 2016.
November 20, 2015 Construction will continue for the Science Building project during the State budget negotiations.

Slab on 3rd floor metal deck is complete.

Structural Steel detailing work is ongoing.

Scheduled completion July 2016.
November 13, 2015 Construction will continue for the Science Building project during the State budget negotiations.

Structural Steel detailing work is ongoing.

Scheduled completion July 2016.
November 6, 2015 Construction will continue for the Science Building project during the State budget negotiations.

Structural Steel detailing work is ongoing.

Scheduled completion July 2016.
October 30, 2015 Construction will continue for the Science Building project during the State budget negotiations.

Structural Steel detailing work is ongoing.

Scheduled completion July 2016.
October 16, 2015 Construction will continue for the Science Building project during the State budget negotiations.

Structural Steel work is underway.

Geothermal well drilling complete. Pressure testing of the wells is ongoing.

Scheduled completion July 2016.
October 9, 2015 Construction will continue for the Science Building project during the State budget negotiations.

Structural Steel work is underway.

Geothermal well drilling nearly complete, lateral piping to follow.

Scheduled completion July 2016.
September 18, 2015 Construction will continue for the Science Building project during the State budget negotiations.

Geothermal well drilling work continues.

Foundation slabs are ongoing.

Scheduled completion July 2016.
September 11, 2015 Construction will continue for the Science Building project during the State budget negotiations.

Geothermal well drilling work continues.

Structural steel arrived on site.

Scheduled completion July 2016.
September 4, 2015 Construction will continue for the Science Building project during the State budget negotiations.

Structural steel arrived on site.

Geothermal well drilling work continues.

Scheduled completion July 2016.
August 28, 2015 Construction will continue for the Science Building project during the State budget negotiations.

Structural steel arrived on site, steel erection started this week.

Geothermal well drilling work continues.

Scheduled completion July 2016.
August 21, 2015 Construction will continue for the Science Building project during the State budget negotiations.

Structural steel arrived on site, steel erection started this week.

Geothermal well drilling work continues.

Scheduled completion July 2016.
August 14, 2015 Construction will continue for the Science Building project during the State budget negotiations.

Foundation wall penetration made into lower level C wing from lower level of new Science Building.

Geothermal well drilling work continues.

Footings and foundation walls complete, slab work to continue this week.

Scheduled completion July 2016.
August 7, 2015 Construction will continue for the Science Building project during the State budget negotiations.

Foundation wall penetration made into lower level C wing from lower level of new Science Building.

Geothermal well drilling work continues with second drilling rig on site.

Footings and foundation walls complete, slab work to continue this week.

Scheduled completion July 2016.
July 31, 2015 Construction will continue for the Science Building project during the State budget negotiations.

Foundation wall penetration made into lower level C wing from lower level of new Science Building.

Geothermal well drilling work continues with second drilling rig on site.

Footings and foundation walls complete, slab work to continue this week.

Scheduled completion July 2016.
July 24, 2015 Construction will continue for the Science Building project during the State budget negotiations.

Geothermal well drilling work continues with second drilling rig on site.

Footings and foundation walls complete, slab work to continue this week.

Scheduled completion July 2016.
July 17, 2015 Construction will continue for the Science Building project during the State budget negotiations.

Geothermal well drilling began last week.

Footings and foundation walls started this week.

Scheduled completion July 2016.
July 10, 2015 Construction will continue for the Science Building project during the State budget negotiations.

Geothermal well drilling began last week; six wells complete.

Footings and foundation walls to begin this week.
July 2, 2015 Construction will continue for the Science Building project during the State budget negotiations.

Geothermal well drilling began last week; four wells complete.

Existing C wing vestibule foundation removed this week.
June 26, 2015 Construction will continue for the Science Building project during the State of budget negotiations.

New electrical service is complete.

Geothermal well drilling began last week.
June 12, 2015 New electrical service is complete.

Existing Vestibule Foundation to be demolished this week, then basement excavation to begin.

Geothermal well drilling to begin this week.
June 5, 2015 New electrical service is complete.

Existing Vestibule Foundation to be demolished this week, then basement excavation to begin.

Geothermal well drilling to begin this week.
May 29, 2015 C wing face brick demolition has begun; sanitary lines underway.

Geothermal well drilling to begin this week.

B wing sidewalk and doors will be closed June 1‐4.
May 22, 2015 C wing face brick demolition has begun; sanitary lines underway.

Power Shutdown for C wing scheduled for May 30 and 31.

B wing sidewalk and doors will be closed June 1‐4.
May 15, 2015 C wing vestibule has been removed, excavation will follow.

Power Shutdown for C wing scheduled for May 30 and 31.
May 8, 2015 C wing vestibule has been removed, excavation will follow.

Power Shutdown for C wing scheduled for May 30 and 31.
May 1, 2015 C wing vestibule has been removed, excavation will follow.

B wing Access – to reopen Tuesday, May 5.

Power Shutdown for C wing scheduled for May 30 and 31.
April 24, 2015 Excavation to begin early May.

Power Shutdown for C wing scheduled for May 30 and 31.

Temporary Sidewalk Closure for B wing access scheduled for April 29-May 1 (weather permitting).
April 17, 2015 New sidewalk work from Staff Parking Lot (Lot 7) to new C wing entrance has been completed.

Excavation to begin mid to late April.

Power Shutdown for C wing scheduled for May 30 and 31.
April 10, 2015 Groundbreaking was held March 30.

Fencing and traffic cones have been set up and new temporary C wing entrance (west end) has been constructed.

New sidewalk work from Staff Parking Lot (Lot 7) to new C wing entrance to be complete this week.

Parking Lot 7 pavement and medians removed.

Excavation to begin mid‐April.

Power Shutdown for C wing scheduled for May 30 and 31.
April 3, 2015 Groundbreaking was held March 30.

Fencing and traffic cones have been set up and new temporary C wing entrance (west end) has been constructed.

Parking Lot 7 pavement and medians removed.

Excavation to begin mid‐April.

Temporary C wing door will be closed April 9 and 10 for sidewalk work.
March 27, 2015 Groundbreaking scheduled for March 30 at 4 p.m.

Fencing and traffic cones have been set up and new temporary C wing entrance (west end) has been constructed.
March 13, 2015 Construction start date set for the first week of April 2015.

Groundbreaking tentatively scheduled for March 30 at 4 p.m.

Fencing and traffic cones will be set up over Spring Break. Watch for traffic disruption when you return.
March 6, 2015 Construction start date set for the first week of April.

Groundbreaking in early April; date to be announced soon.

Fencing and traffic cones will be set up over Spring Break. Watch for traffic disruption when you return.

View Construction Site Plan (PDF).
February 27, 2015 Contract has been approved for award.

Construction start date set for the first week of April.

Currently scheduled to open Fall 2017.

Fencing and traffic cones will be set up over Spring Break. Watch for traffic disruption when you return.
February 20, 2015 Contract has been approved for award.

Construction start date set for the first week of April.

Currently scheduled to open Fall 2017.

Watch for further information about traffic and entrance impact of construction.
February 13, 2015 Contract has been approved for award.

Construction start date set for the first week of April.

Currently scheduled to open Fall 2017.

Watch for further information about traffic and entrance impact of construction.
February 7, 2015 Contract has been approved for award.

Construction scheduled to start Spring 2015.

Currently scheduled to open Fall 2017.

Watch for further information about traffic and entrance impact of construction.
January 23, 2015 Contract award pending State of Illinois decision.

Scheduled to open Fall 2017.
January 16, 2015 Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.

Scheduled to open Fall 2017.
January 2, 2015 Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.

Scheduled to open Fall 2017.
December 12, 2014 Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.

Scheduled to open Fall 2017.
December 5, 2014 Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.

Scheduled to open Fall 2017.
November 21, 2014 Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.

Scheduled to open Fall 2017.
November 14, 2014 Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.

Scheduled to open Fall 2017.
November 7, 2014 Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.

Scheduled to open Fall 2017.
October 31, 2014 Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.

Scheduled to open Fall 2017.
October 24, 2014 Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.

Scheduled to open Fall 2017.
October 17, 2014 Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.

Scheduled to open Fall 2017.
October 10, 2014 Bids were received on 10/8 for the Science Building Project, and were within budget.

Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.

Scheduled to open Fall 2017.
October 3, 2014 Bids are due 10/8 for the Science Building Project; Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.

Scheduled to open Fall 2017.
September 26, 2014 Bids are due 10/8 for the Science Building Project; Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.

Scheduled to open Fall 2017.
September 19, 2014 Bids are due 10/8 for the Science Building Project; Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.
September 12, 2014 The Science Building Project mandatory Pre-Bid was held on 9/10; Bids are due 10/8; Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.
September 5, 2014 The Science Building Project mandatory Pre-Bid is scheduled for Wednesday, 9/10 at 2 p.m. in Room C005 (Grayslake Campus). Bids are due 10/8; Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.
August 29, 2014 The Science Building Project was advertised for bid on 8/25; the mandatory Pre-Bid is scheduled for Wednesday, 9/10 at 2 p.m. in Room C005 (Grayslake Campus). Bids are due 10/8; Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.
August 22, 2014 The Science Building Project is scheduled for rebid Fall 2014.

Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.
August 15, 2014 The Science Building Project is scheduled for rebid Fall 2014.

Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.
August 8, 2014 The Science Building Project is scheduled for rebid Fall 2014.

Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.
July 25, 2014 The Science Building Project is scheduled for rebid Fall 2014.

Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.
July 18, 2014 The Science Building Project is scheduled for rebid Fall 2014 with target dates - Pre-bid meeting August, Bids due September, Contract Award December 2014.

Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.
June 27, 2014 The Science Building Project is scheduled for rebid - Fall 2014.

Projected Construction Start - Spring 2015.
June 20, 2014 The Science Building Construction will be delayed as a result of the bid and other items exceeding budget.
May 16, 2014 The Science Building Construction will be delayed as a result of the bid and other items exceeding budget.

Revised construction start anticipated second quarter, 2015.

Scope will be revised as determined by stakeholders.
May 9, 2014 The Science Building scope and budget is being reviewed.
May 2, 2014 Bids opened on April 9th; contract Award and construction start are pending.

Construction of the Science Building will affect Parking Lot 7 & 7A.
April 4, 2014 Bids opening rescheduled for April 9. Revised schedule will be distributed when additional information is available. Note - When construction begins, it will affect parking in Lot 7.
March 21, 2014 The Science Building Bid Opening is being rescheduled at the request of CDB. Revised schedule will be distributed when additional information is available. Note - When construction begins, it will affect parking in Lot 7. Refer to the Master Plan Website for additional information and updates.
March 14, 2014 The Science Building Bid Opening is being rescheduled at the request of CDB. Revised schedule will be distributed when additional information is available. Note: When construction begins, it will affect parking in Lot 7.
March 7, 2014 The Science Building Bid Opening scheduled for March 6 at the Capital Development Board (CDB) office in downtown Chicago, IL is being rescheduled at the request of CDB.
February 28, 2014 The pre-bid meeting for the Science Building is was held on February 13. The Bid opening is scheduled for March 6 at the CDB office located in the State of Illinois building in downtown Chicago, IL.
February 24, 2014 The pre-bid Meeting for the Science Building was held on February 13. The bid opening is scheduled for March 6 at the CDB office located in the State of Illinois building in downtown Chicago, IL.
February 14, 2014 The pre-bid meeting for the Science Building is was held on Feb. 13 in C005. The bid opening is scheduled for Mar. 6 at the CDB office located in the State of Illinois building in downtown Chicago, IL.
January 31, 2014 The pre-bid meeting for the Science building is scheduled for February 13 at the Grayslake Campus. The bid opening will occur on March 6 at the CDB office located in the State of Illinois building in downtown Chicago.
December 20, 2013 The Science Building Project is currently scheduled to bid in January. Construction is anticipated to start May 2014.
December 13, 2013 The Science Building Project is currently scheduled to bid in January. Construction is anticipated to start May 2014.
December 6, 2013 The Science Building Project is currently scheduled to bid in January. Construction is anticipated to start May 2014.
November 15, 2013 The Science Building Project is currently scheduled to bid in December. Construction is anticipated to start April 2014.
November 8, 2013 The Science Building Project was granted Single Prime authority at the Illinois Procurement Policy Board meeting on 11/5. Construction is anticipated to start April 2014.
November 1, 2013 The 100% Construction Drawings comment reviews are complete. The Capital Development Board review meeting is scheduled for mid-November. Construction is anticipated to start April 2014.
October 25, 2013 The 100% Construction Drawings comment reviews are complete. The Capital Development Board review meeting is scheduled for mid-November. Construction is anticipated to start April 2014.
October 18, 2013 The 100% Construction Drawings Comment Review meeting was held on 10/16. Construction is anticipated to start April 2014.
October 11, 2013 A 100% Construction Drawings Comment Review meeting is scheduled for 10/15. Construction is anticipated to start April 2014.
October 4, 2013 Review of 100% Construction Drawings is in progress. Construction is anticipated to start April 2014.
September 30, 2013 100% Construction Drawings reviews are being reviewed by CLC and the Capital Development Board before Bid Documents can be assembled. Construction is anticipated to begin in April 2014.
September 23, 2013 Construction Drawings are being reviewed by CLC and the Capital Development Board before Bid Documents can be assembled. Construction is anticipated to begin in April 2014.
September 16, 2013 The design of the science building is moving along according to schedule. This week we received the 100% construction documents for review. The project is going to go out to bid in December of 2013, and we anticipate breaking ground in April 2014.

Committee Meetings

Core Committee
Meeting Date
Minutes (PDF)
March 23, 2012 Minutes
April 10, 2012 Minutes
September 13, 2012 Minutes
September 20, 2012 Minutes
November 1, 2012 Minutes
December 6, 2012 Minutes
February 7, 2013 Minutes
April 26, 2013 Minutes
July 18, 2013 Minutes
Oversight Committee
Meeting Date
Minutes (PDF)
May 9, 2013 Minutes
June 6, 2013 Minutes
June 20, 2013 Minutes
July 11, 2013 Minutes
July 25, 2013 Minutes
October 15, 2013 Minutes