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April 2013 – Hays Campus Update


Northwest Exterior of Hays Campus in April 2013.

Northwest Exterior of Hays Campus in April 2013.


Construction is moving along well. The project is about 40 percent complete. There are more than 130 workers on-site every day, representing 12 subcontractors.

The building is being “dried in.” Three subcontractors are continuing to erect exterior sheathing around the central section and south wing of the building, quickly following behind to apply damp-proof membrane and metal flashing around window and door openings. Limestone masonry is being erected on the tower stair and brick masonry on the north wing of the building. The roof subcontractor has installed the rigid roof insulation and first layer of the membrane roofing on the north wing and central section of the building. The central section and south wing are further behind; however, we expect “drying in” to be completed there by the end of May.


Southeast Exterior of Hays Campus in April 2013.

Southeast Exterior of Hays Campus in April 2013.


On the north wing, all window frames have been placed and glazing panels have been installed and protected while masonry is laid around them. Most of the interior steel stud framing for walls have been erected on all three floors. Most of the mechanical rough-in of ductwork, dampers, and VAV boxes has been hung, and all the major mechanical equipment has been connected. The electrical panel shells are being installed, and electrical conduit is being run above ceiling. Interior rough-in of electrical and Internet/telecom conduit and junction-boxes is ongoing. Where fire walls are present, fire-resistant sheet rock has been applied to the upper portion of the interior walls against the structural deck and fire caulked in preparation for additional above-ceiling work soon to commence.

In the central section and south wing, steel studs for interior walls are being erected on all three floors. The work is about 30 percent complete. Mechanical rough-in of ductwork, dampers, and VAV boxes is about 50 percent complete. Installation of window frames and glazing on the exterior walls will begin the first week of May and continue for a few weeks. At the exterior canopies and the covered wraparound porch, spray insulation has been applied to the underside of the structural deck.

The fire alarm subcontractor will begin roughing-in the wiring pathways and setting devices the second week of May. The roofing subcontractor will being placing the top layer of the roof membrane and flashing it in to seal the building water tight by the second week of May as well.

Elsewhere on site, the mechanical chiller pad has been poured with concrete. The housekeeping pads for the three chillers have been formed and poured. The chillers are being set on the pads the last week of April. The masonry enclosure walls around the edge of the chiller pad will be laid beginning the second week of May. The roof drain pipes from the building have been connected to below-grade storm sewer piping, which connects to the re-irrigation pond. Only a few items remain before the re-irrigation pond is fully functional.

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3 Responses to “April 2013 – Hays Campus Update”

  1. Sara says:

    We are excited you’re coming to the Kyle/Buda area!

  2. Jared says:

    I know a Professor at ACC and she told me that the Hays Campus will open in 2014. I hope that it’s in the spring!

    • ACC Staff says:

      Hi Jared – you are correct. ACC Hays Campus will open for spring 2014 classes.