CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Health Science Education Complex – Dec. 23

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Construction Update – December 23

Work remains on schedule, and the building is enclosed for the winter, allowing workers to focus on interior work.

“We have temporary heat in the building for the interior finishes.  As the building sits right now, we have approximately 70 percent of the interior framing in place and drywall is right behind that,” said Lee McQueen, UNK director of facilities, management and planning.

Crews are hanging drywall on the north end of the building, and they are on track to start finishing drywall in the middle of January.

Mechanical rough in is moving forward, McQueen said, and all of the mechanical equipment will be set in approximately three weeks.

The steam tunnel has been tested and is set to be enclosed this week.

Project: Health Science Education Complex
Site Location: Corner of Highway 30 and University Drive, west edge of UNK campus
Cost: $19 million.
Size: 23,000 square feet on two levels
Construction Start: April 4
Planned Completion: June 2015
About The Project: A collaboration between University of Nebraska Medical Center and University of Nebraska at Kearney, the complex is being built to meet growing demands for primary and rural health care. … UNK and UNMC College of Nursing will expand its bachelor’s of science in nursing and its graduate program for nurse practitioners.
Programs: The UNMC School of Allied Health Professionals will bring to the UNK campus new programs for physician assistants, physical therapists, clinical laboratory scientists, medical nutrition, radiographers and diagnostic medical sonographers.
Features: 14 simulation areas (4 clinical exam rooms, 4 control rooms, 3 simulation rooms, changing room, debriefing, energized radiography), 7 classrooms, 5 labs (anatomy, rehabilitation, musculoskeletal, assessment, task training).
Architect: RDg Planning and Design
General Contractor: Hausmann Construction of Lincoln

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