Tuesday, March 24, 2015
When will the new building be finished?
The question I get asked most often is when will the building be finished? This blog is an update on where we are at in answering that question.
Over the past few months, we've been working under the assumption that we CAN and SHOULD finish construction of Huntsman Hall in December 2015. At my request, in a meeting a few weeks ago, we reviewed a detailed schedule of what has to happen in order to finish in December. After reviewing the schedule, the contractor – and all of the rest of us, including the business school contingent, USU facilities representatives, the architects, etc., who need to support the contractor in order to achieve that completion date – committed to finishing in December. This means that we are moving forward with plans to use the classrooms starting in January 2016.
We also went through each critical item that may prevent a December completion and discussed contingency plans on how we can overcome any delays caused by those problems. To be honest, there are a huge number of items that need to be done between now and then. On the good side, the number of items is almost manageable!
Note: I apologize about the vacation my blog has taken the past few weeks. I've been in Japan with a group of MBA students, and didn't really have the time to write.