Sellery Hall student housing on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus is getting a facelift. The 60-year-old building is undergoing a significant renovation with an additional center tower being constructed, connecting the two existing towers.
C.D. Smith Construction was selected as the general contractor for this 36-month-long project and has been active on the job since June 2020.
The original 600 rooms will be retrofitted with new flooring, ceilings and high-efficiency windows. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems are being replaced to increase the facility’s energy performance. Bathrooms on all floors are being reconstructed with new fixtures and ADA-accessible layouts. Multi-use resident life spaces are being added to every floor. New spaces will offer students common areas to study and relax. Additionally, renovations in the basement will add game rooms, study spaces and full-service laundry facilities.
Much of the build was constructed with students onsite. Safety of the students, staff and crew members is a top priority. Daily communication and coordination between project managers, suppliers, the University and trade partners are essential to ensure each floor is safely and seamlessly constructed. Teams work efficiently, together, moving from one floor to the next.
As a floor is completed, it is turned over to the University, and a shift begins, moving students on an occupied floor into the recently finished and remodeled floor. Once the swap occurs, crews enter the now unoccupied floor and the remodeling process begins again.
Date: September 15, 2022 | Author: Molly Haack
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Meet more of the crew at UW-Madison's Sellery Hall project from previously published Beneath the Hard Hat® press and blog posts.
06.18.2021 | Carpenter Kevin Butterbaugh is in the C.D. Smith Team Member Spotlight with a love for construction and crew comradery.
06.03.2021 | Carpenter Superintendent Zach Bond and Laborer Foreman Karl Winkelman are in the C.D. Smith spotlight with a love of construction and adaptability at UW-Madison's Sellery Residence Hall project.
05.27.2021 | Carpenter Superintendent Tony "Spino" Birschbach is in the C.D. Smith Construction team member spotlight with a love for construction dating back to his grandfather.
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