Structural Steel Phase Well Under Way

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Transformation is occurring quickly at the Roberts Pavilion construction site. The project, which had been years in the making on the conceptual level, is now taking shape for everyone to see with the ongoing construction of the facility. Whether you walk by Roberts Pavilion on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, or watch the construction camera online, you can’t help but notice the rapid growth of the building. A photo album of the most recent construction can be found on this website.

Currently, crews are erecting structural steel, which is the framework of the 132,000-square-foot, three-level facility. The current building stage, which began in mid-September and is expected to be completed in December, includes assembly of the structural steel, metal decking and completion of the super-structure of the facility.

Prior to the structural steel stage, crews completed the foundation of the building and work on the underground facilities. Back in May and throughout June, crews finished the earthwork stage, which involved removal of an average of 200 truckloads per day of dirt and rock to dig out the footprint for the building’s foundation.

Timeline of Events

Feb. 11, 2014 – Roberts Pavilion Groundbreaking Ceremony
April 2014 – Ducey Gym Demolition completed
May 2014 – Earthwork stage began
August  2014 – Roberts Pavilion foundation completed
September 2014 – Structural steel stage began


Dismantling of Ducey Gym to Begin

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

On Wednesday, March 12, PCL Construction Services, the general contractor for the Roberts Pavilion project, begins demolition of Ducey Gymnasium. PCL has assembled a fence around the construction site, which is going to have an effect on foot traffic and cart traffic in the area as well as access to Axelrood Pool. Please see the information below on alternate routes around the construction site during the demolition of Ducey Gym and the construction of Roberts Pavilion.

• The Sixth Street sidewalk on the north side of Sixth Street closest to the construction site and Mills Avenue north of Sixth Street will be closed during construction, as is the ADA ramp at the northeast corner of Sixth Street and Mills Avenue. The sidewalk on the south side of Sixth Street is still open to foot traffic, as are all other ADA ramps at the intersection.

• The sidewalk west of Mills Avenue along the construction site is open to foot traffic only. Carts will need to find alternative paths of travel.

• For access to Axelrood Pool, please use either the gate located at the northwest corner of the pool adjacent to Parents Field just below the old tennis courts, or the gate located at the northeast corner of the pool adjacent to Pritzlaff Field.


Parking at Ducey and Mills Avenue to Close

Monday, March 3, 2014

During the next week PCL Construction Services, the general contractor for the Roberts Pavilion project, will begin mobilizing the construction site. Mobile offices are being installed today and chain link fencing, which will extend all the way around Ducey Gym and Mills Avenue, will be installed the beginning of next week.. We intend to start hard (structure) demolition the week of March 17, 2014.

With the installation of the chain link fencing we are closing that area of Mills Avenue north of Sixth Street and the Ducey Gym parking lot to vehicular parking. If you are currently parked there, we are requesting that you remove your vehicle no later than Monday, March 10, 2014. By Wednesday, March 12, 2014, the site will be enclosed with a gate across Mills Avenue at Sixth Street and access or egress from the site will be very limited. Pedestrian access along the sidewalk on the west side of Mills Avenue from Sixth Street heading north will not be interrupted. Handbills will be placed on windshields later this week.

Your anticipated cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Frank J. Perri LEED®AP
Director of Construction