Concrete progress

Here are some photos of the stripped down shell of the first level of Robinson Hall, which will become the Nolop makerspace over the next 6 months.

The photo above shows the digital fabrication area, for laser cutters, 3D printers, and similar stuff. All the lead paint and asbestos has been removed. The red shape on the floor marks a thin section that will have to be jackhammered out and repoured before the rest of the floor.

The half-windows on the left side look out into the Kindlevan Cafe, above the art wall in the SEC atrium.

In the photo below, we’re looking back out the entrance, before the last pillar gets cut out.

If you could see through that translucent plastic sheeting, you’d see the long hallway on the bottom level of Anderson Hall, which abuts Robinson.

All the hot/cold water for the Robinson Hall heating and cooling system comes in through the white pipes shown below. Unfortunately, they need to be raised up to let that metal duct at the right of the photo get in for ventilation. The complexity of the HVAC system in this building is astounding.

When you notice the AC going off in a few weeks, that’s why.

Below, the main area of the makerspace. “No X” means “Do not smash this column into rubble and carry it out in a wheelbarrow.”

Also could be used as a marker for where the eyewash will be installed, it turns out.

Below, the main area of the makerspace again. After 4 days of grinding, the floor is flat enough to top with new concrete and vinyl tile.

Below is what will be the Byrne Advanced Machining Area. This is where the heavy duty stuff goes.

And finally, a reverse angle of the BAMA.