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Update 2: Polisseni Center Construction

Peter Ryan, Jr. on Wednesday, 11 December 2013. Posted in Athletics, RIT Behind The Scenes, Student Life

Last week I visited the Polisseni Center to get an update on construction progress. I was told the rink was still on track to be completed in time for the 2014 hockey season and as such work will continue through the snowy Rochester winter.

Much of the structural steel is now in place with just a part of the south end of the rink to complete. All steel will be in place by the end of December after which point temporary heating and walls will be installed so that fire-proofing and concrete operations can be undertaken. If the temperature falls beyond a certain threshold then neither will properly set which could hold up work. In the coming weeks workers will be installing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), water, gas, electrical, and sewer infrastructure.

At this point in construction several different teams will be working on various elements of the project around the site simultaneously. A specific schedule must be adhered to as any delays could slow down other parts of work that are have dependency work required. The steady progress of the work is a testament to LeChase Construction and the subcontractors that they're working with.

Members of the RIT community sign beams to be hung in the Polisseni Center. Members of the RIT community sign beams to be hung in the Polisseni Center. The event was held on Tuesday, 11/19 outside Ritter Arena.

A view from the second story near where the concessions stand will be. A view from the second story near where the concessions stand will be.

The south side of the rink is not yet completely secured. The south side of the rink is not yet completely secured.

A view of the south end of the rink. A view of the east side of the rink.

Approximately 57 workers are on-site working on various aspects of the building including heating, plumbing, concrete, and electrical work. Approximately 57 workers are on-site working on various aspects of the building including heating, plumbing, concrete, and electrical work.

Channels have been dug for for various pipes and cables. Channels have been dug for for various pipes and cables.

A view of the second story. A view of the second story.

A view of the north end of the rink. A view of the north end of the rink.

A temporary structure holds up the rink's roof until it is properly secured. A temporary structure holds up the rink's roof until it is properly secured.

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