FALL 2017

As Texas A&M University-San Antonio welcomes more than 6,000 students to campus for the fall 2017 semester, we want to make sure faculty, staff and students know about several new classroom facilities.

Some students will be attending classes in two new modular buildings: Modular A and Modular B. Located just to the west of the portable buildings south of CAB, the Mod A and Mod B buildings feature 17 classrooms.

In addition, as a temporary solution, we have renamed several of the portable buildings that were here last year Modular C. Some students will attend classes in Mod C 101, 102 and 105.

Please see the Images and Maps link for the locations of these buildings and their classrooms.

November 17, 2017
All building concrete has been placed. Dry-in of the building is progressing which includes the exterior sheathing, waterproofing, and roof. MEP rough-in is progressing on all Levels. All the stairs have been installed and are awaiting handrails. Window installation is scheduled to begin on November 27, 2017.

NOVEMBER 1 - NOVEMBER 13 ,2017

PAVILION, RESTROOMS/STORAGE

Past Week

  • TAMUSA has approved additional ADA sidewalk improvements to be done in the rec sports area
  • TAMUSA has approved the type of court coating to be used to repair rebar and fracture in basketball court area (base color dove grey, tennis markings to be white and the basketball court markings to be done in black)
  • Vaughn Construction has begun their mobilization of changes to be done at sports rec area
  • Contractor has been notified of installation of Blue Emeregency phone to be placed around the restroom area of the sports rec areas
Next Week

  • Fence constructed around area of construction in sports rec area
  • CONSTRUCTION NOTE: Need to make students and faculty are aware of the fact, when someone enters the fenced in area they have entered a construction area, SSC will maintain the fire egress at the south doors of Patriots Casa with direction out of the fenced area
  • Excavation of walk ways and storm drain to begin
  • Pathways for new cameras in the pavilion area will begin

RECREATION FIELD-SOCCER

Past Week

  • General Contractor has been given days of week for the continued maintenance of the sports field (Tuesdays)
  • Mowing of the field to be done every other Tuesday since we are now having cooler days
  • Intermural sports play has been utilizing field

Next Week

  • Will continue to maintain grass for establishment
  • TAMUSA will be provided the costs of new fence to be placed around the rec field
  • Would like everyone to maintain the gates (closed) at the rec field to prevent wildlife from entering the field area

WEST CAMPUS PARKING LOT #3

Past Week

  • Completed landscaping around west parking lot area and General Contractor has begun the maintenance of the areas sounding the parking lot and the connector walkway
  • General Contractor has finished punch list work
  • Yantis Company provided TAMUSA and SSC with pricing for additional work to be done around campus

Next Week

  • Cameras for the West Parking lot to be scheduled for installation
  • Removal of all temp irrigation surrounding the parking lot and connector walkway
  • Maintenance of the green belt areas around the parking lot and connector walkway will begin through General Contractor

CANOPY PROJECT-MADLA COURT

This Week

  • Students have been utilizing area since completion
Next Week

  • Waiting on new furniture from manufacturer
MODULAR CLASSROOMS A&B

Past Week

  • Started the zero scape surrounding the Mod buildings
  • Spawn Glass has mobilized crew to start installation of canopies at the entrances of Mod buildings

Next Week

  • Completion of canopies at entrances to Mod Buildings
  • Completion of zero scape around Mod buildings

NOVEMBER 1, 2017
Roof decking is progressing. The first stairwell to provide access to all floors will be completed by November 3, 2017. Exterior sheathing to begin the dry-in process for the building from outside elements is scheduled to begin the week of October 30, 2017. The window frames have been delivered and window installation should begin by November 6, 2017. The main air handling units for the building have been placed on the roof.

OCTOBER 1 - OCTOBER 16, 2017

PAVILION, RESTROOMS/STORAGE

Past Week

  • New column pads have been installed at critical locations for safety
  • Additional pads to be received and installed
  • New signage to be received for sports Rec. Sports areas
  • Working towards repair of concrete surface-contractor assessing multiple options

Next Week

  • Installation of new signs at the basketball court and storage RR area
  • New umbrellas placed in the grill area outside the pavilion

RECREATION FIELD-SOCCER

Past Week

  • We are currently in a maintenance schedule with our contractor in order to get good establishment of the grass
  • Acquiring pricing for new fencing around Rec Field
  • Permanent pins placed at the playing corners of regulation soccer size field pins are set
  • Final use of temp irrigation
  • Cleaned up perimeter of playing field inside and out

Next Week

  • All temp irrigation removed and TAMU will begin supplying water for irrigation
  • Will continue to maintain grass for establishment
  • New signage has been received and will be installed at a later date
  • Still waiting on pricing for fencing
  • Field will be open to use on the 19th of Oct
  • Working on solution to Ferriel Hog problem
  • Three additional traps have been set around playing field area

WEST CAMPUS PARKING LOT #3

Past Week

  • Completed landscaping around west parking lot area at front side
  • Completing landscaping on connector walk from west parking to parking lot 2
  • Parking lot lights are installed and are in operation
  • Three new blue phones have been placed in parking area and are functional

Next Week

  • Receiving new light poles for connector walk
  • To meet and discuss the installation of cameras and locations
  • Perform detail cleaning of lots and tree area
  • Connector walk way to open for usage Oct. 19th

CANOPY PROJECT-MADLA COURT

This Week

  • Installation of structural steel
  • Canopies measured to be sewn
  • Installation of sail columns
  • Outdoor furniture was selected and process of ordering has taken place
  • Sails measured to be sewn

Next Week

  • Barrell canopy installed
  • Sail canopies installed
  • Expectation of ETA of furniture and are 6 to 8 weeks out
  • New trash cans were ordered and are 2 to 3 weeks out
  • Canopy project to be completed

MODULAR CLASSROOMS A&B.

Past Week

  • Secured bids for 1 to 3” rock to landscape the Modular buildings
  • Polamar warranty service tech came out on minor warranty issues
  • New printers installed in both modulars

Next week

  • Zero scaping to begin next Wed
  • Continue to work with temperatures in Mods as weather conditions change

OCTOBER 13, 2017
The elevated concrete decks have been completed through Level Three. Preparation for concrete placement at the roof and penthouse is ongoing. Interior and exterior framing are progressing on Levels One and Two. MEP overhead and in wall rough-in are progressing on Levels One and Two. The building is on schedule for temporary dry-in by the end of December 2017.


SEPTEMBER 16 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

PAVILION, RESTROOMS/STORAGE

Past Week

  • Stripping of the courts have been completed
  • Temp. column pads have been installed for safety
  • Currently open for use by Rec. Dept. and Kinesiology Dept.
  • Unfortunately we had a back board break and have had to take it out of service.

Next Week

  • Replacement of back board that was broken will be installed.
  • Permanent safety pads for columns will be installed.
  • Looking at placement of cameras in area.
  • Signage has been ordered.  Will be installed by oct.12th, 2017.
  • Will be pressure washing court on Wednesday.

RECREATION FIELD-SOCCER

Past Week

  • We are currently in a maintenance schedule with our contractor in order to get good establishment of the grass.
  • Acquiring pricing for new fencing around Rec Field.
  • Working through punch list items to prepare field for use.
  • Temporary pins are set.

Next Week

  • Will continue to maintain grass for establishment
  • Signage has been ordered.  Will be installed by Oct. 12th, 2017.
  • Still waiting on pricing for fencing.
  • Looking forward to having open use by Rec Sports by October 18th, 2017.
  • Working on solution to Ferriel Hog problem.
  • Permanent Pins will be set once field is accepted and regular maintenance begins. 
  • Substantial completion walk thru scheduled for October 5th, 2017.

WEST CAMPUS PARKING LOT #3

      Past Week

  • Started the wiring process for new parking lights
  • Completed landscaping around west parking lot area at front side.
  • Parking lot lights are installed and are in operation.
  • Continuing to install irrigation system on back lot.
  • Pouring of new connector walkway from West parking lot to parking lot #2.

 Next Week

  • Receiving new parking lot light poles
  • Installation of new parking lot poles
  • Setting of Blue Phones
  • To meet and discuss the installation of cameras and locations.
  • Pro-Vigil to pick up temporary lights.
  • Perform detail cleaning of lots and tree area.

CANOPY PROJECT-MADLA COURT

This Week

  •  Powder Coated Steel poles were installed.
  • Color is a silver oxide metal
  • Production of sun shades will commence.  Total of four and each one takes approximately 1.5 days to produce and install.
  • Outdoor furniture was selected and process of ordering has taken place.

Next Week

  •  Installation of fabric sails toward end of next week.
  • Expectation of ETA of furniture and are 6 to 8 weeks out.
  • New trash cans were ordered and are 2 to 3 weeks out.

MODULAR CLASSROOMS A&B.

Past Week:

  •  Looking for additional bids for 1 to 3” rock to landscape the Modular buildings.
  • Installed interior room signage.
  • Repaired handicap door access on both Modulars.
  • Both Modulars are open and functional for classes.

Next week:

  • Looking to install printers at each Modular in designated locations.
  • Continue pricing zero scaping the landscape.
  • All AC units are set at 70 degrees.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
The Level Three elevated concrete slab will be placed the week of October 2, 2017. Decking for the roof will begin the week of October 2, 2017. MEP overhead rough and interior/exterior walls on Level One are fully mobilized and progressing per the schedule.

SEPTEMBER 1 - SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

PAVILION, RESTROOMS/STORAGES

Past week:

      • Stripping of the courts have been completed
      • Temp. column pads have been installed for safety
      • Currently open for use by Rec. Dept. and Kinesiology Dept.
      • Unfortunately we had a back board break and have had to take the after hours usage out of use

Next week:

      • Looking at new products for sport court flooring in the pavilion
      • Replacement of back board that was broken
      • Permanent safety pads for columns
      • Looking at placement of cameras in the areas
      • Signage has been ordered. Three week lead time

RECREATION/SOCCER FIELD

Past week:

      • We are currently in a maintenance schedule with our contractor in order to get good establishment of the grass
      • This area is also in the process of having pricing for new fencing placed around the field itself
      • Looking forward to having open use in October

Next week:

      • Will continue to maintain grass for establishment
      • Signage has been ordered. Three week lead time

WEST PARKING LOT #3

Past week:

      • Started the wiring process for new parking lights
      • Began the grading and forming of new connector sidewalk from west parking lot to parking lot #2
      • Completed landscaping around west parking lot area

Next week:

      • Receiving new parking lot light poles
      • Installation of new parking lot poles
      • Setting of Blue Phones
      • Start the installation of cameras
      • Pouring of new connector walkway from West parking Lot to parking lot #2

SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
SpawGlass is on schedule to complete the topping out on September 21, 2017. Level 3 steel decking for placement of the elevated concrete slab on Level Three is progressing. Interior priority wall framing on Level One will begin the week of September 18, 2017. All hangars for the above ceiling MEP rough-in have been installed on Level One.


AUGUST 15 - AUGUST 31, 2017

CLASSROOM MODULES

Past week:

      • Modular B opened for classes as school started on August 28th.
      • Mod B-Few punch list items to be worked on over the next couple of weeks.
      • Mod A&B-Working on exterior ground cover—couple of options. Should be complete within next 14 days.
      • Modular A will be opened for occupancy beginning September 18-2017.
      • MOD A-still finishing up outstanding construction items.

Next week:

      • Furniture to arrive for Modular A on Sept. 6th.
      • Finishing punch list items on Mod. A to prepare for occupancy.
      • ake decision on exterior groundcover and install.
      • Temporary lot will be repaired and striped over Labor Day Weekend due to construction use.
      • Cleaning and waxing of classrooms in Modular A.

BASKETBALL PAVILION

Past week:

      • Finished substantial completion walk thru.
      • Identified punch list items from substantial walk.
      • Put temporary walkway from Patriot’s Casa to Pavilion.
      • Hydro Mulched exterior of pavilion and restroom/storage facility.

Next week:

      • Identify permanent walkway from Patriot’s to pavilion and pavilion to restroom facility.
      • Temporary pole pads installed, permanent ordered and will be installed upon receiving.
      • Finishing up any punch list items that need addressing.
      • Start watering of Hydro Mulching around pavilion and restroom facility.

WEST PARKING LOT #3

Past week:

      • Opened both lots for students and faculty to park.
      • Working on landscaping and irrigation.
      • Pedestrian Bridge delivered and installed in place.
      • Pulling wires for anticipated light pole—temporary lighting in place—solar.
      • Working on pedestrian walkway from lot to main campus.

Next week:

      • Permanent light poles to arrive and be installed.
      • Thin out tree area between parking lots in lot 3 and remove rubbish.
      • Continue to work on landscaping and irrigation. Identify trouble areas.
      • Order new trash cans for parking lot and sidewalk.
      • Remove all temporary lighting when permanent lighting installed.<
      • Do clean-up of all areas.
      • Working on permanent signage for parking lot.

STORAGE BUILDING/BATHROOMS

Past week:

      • Finished painting of building.
      • Identified punch list items.
      • Opened restrooms for use—operational.

Next week:

      • Spray for pest control.
      • Change out construction locks to campus locks, this started last week.
      • Identify sidewalk pathway to pavilion.
      • Permanent signage ordered, temporary signage in place.

SOCCER FIELD

Past week:

      • Sod installed, contractor working on punch list items.
      • Installed temporary irrigation working.
      • Working on punch list items from substantial walk thru.

Next week:

      • Continue to work on punch list.
      • Follow up walk thru scheduled for Tuesday September 6, 2017.
      • Working on getting pricing for permanent fencing.

DINING AREA RENOVATION

Past week:

      • Touch up painting of Dining Hall.
      • Installed walk path for second food truck.
      • Dining is fully operational.

Next week:

      • Currently, two food trucks are scheduled to be on campus. Schedules to be determined.
      • The trucks currently will be the Beacon and the School Bus (burgers, chicken sandwiches, etc.)

SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
All structural steel is on site form completion of the building structure. The Level Two Elevated Concrete Slab will be placed the week of September 1, 2017. The CMU walls at the exterior pump room is progressing. The joist and deck for the roof will begin the week of September 1, 2017. The Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical rough-in will be fully mobilized the week of September 11, 2017.


JULY 31 - AUGUST 14, 2017
DINING AREA RENOVATION

      • Painting of Dining Hall completed
      • All kitchen equipment delivered and hooked up
      • Working on new & exciting menu
      • Furniture delivered and set up per plans
      • Punch list developed prior to opening and addressed
      • Food court opened august 7th around noon
      • Four lounge chairs ordered for dining hall
      • Completion of new door leading to outside area will be installed week of Sept 25th
      • Working out chair issues, so existing and new chairs will match in color

BASKETBALL PAVILION

      • Colors for basketball & tennis lines were selected. Basketball-black, tennis-maroon
      • Restroom/storage building framing continues and dry wall being attached
      • Colors for basketball pavilion confirmed - gloss black
      • Continuation of restroom/storage facility to be framed and sheeted to include roof
      • Water tie in for restroom/storage building scheduled for August 14th
      • Electrical tie in scheduled for August 17th in evening
      • Sidewalks poured to allow access to Patriots' Casa and Pavillion

SOCCER FIELD

      • Field needs to be elevated per last communications for proper drainage
      • Rain delayed the installation back two weeks
      • SOD schedule to be installed on August 18th
      • Access to field for use will be October 18, 2017
      • More grading and preparation for SOD installation

LONG TERM PARKING LOT

      • Stripping of LOT three complete
      • Landscaping & Irrigation began
      • Temporary lights delivered
      • Continuation of landscaping and irrigation to continue
      • Working on bridge to connect lot 3 and campus together
      • Signage determined and ordered
      • Permanent power to be installed later this week
      • Permanent light pole to be delivered Sept 4, 2017

CLASSROOM MODULAR'S

      • 11 sections of West building delivered and tied in
      • Final prep for West building started by contractor
      • West building will be tied in sewer, water and power
      • Power to building to be supplied on Aug 16th
      • East building will start being delivered

MADLA CANOPY

      • Fabrication of steel poles and powder coat. Color will be black
      • Fabric will be silver & black
      • Furniture was ordered for outside canopy area and will take 4 to 6 weeks
      • Installation should be 1st week of September

AUGUST 14, 2017
The decking required for the placement of the Level Two concrete will be completed by 8/18/17. The decking for Level Three is scheduled to begin on 8/21/17. Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical overhead rough-in is scheduled to begin on 8/28/17. Construction of the mechanical and plumbing equipment building in the equipment yard will begin the week of 8/21/17.


JULY 17 - 28, 2017
DINING AREA RENOVATION

      • Painting of Dining Hall
      • Electrical tie in for new equipment and operation. New kitchen equipment arrived and is installed
      • Working on new & exciting menu
      • New lighting and tile in serving and ordering area will bring new fresh modern appeal
      • New design is an open concept that will ease the access/flow from entry to dining.

BASKETBALL PAVILION

      • Concrete was in cure stage most of the week and rough grading was undertaken
      • Two large hydraulic cranes were placed on site
      • Steel beams were delivered, unloaded and placed in order
      • Standing "I" beams were set in place and full frame erection began
      • Roofing panels to start on July 28

SOCCER FIELD

      • Support base depth achieved
      • Final depth grading was done
      • Roadway removed, ramps were put in place for traffic to continue
      • Soil stock piled for use around Basketball Pavilion

LONG TERM PARKING LOT

      • Light pole bases and electrical conduit installed
      • Preparation for asphalt surface to be installed
      • Irrigation lines continue to be run
      • Final cleanup of pavement surface done on north section of lot
      • Asphalt started to be laid in place early morning and continues on July 27

CLASSROOM MODULAR'S

      • Ramps, sidewalks and electrical conduits put in place
      • Final prep for building delivery
      • Meet with building contractor and delivery of building sections next week

MADLA CANOPY

      • Fabrication of steel poles and powder coat. Color will be black
      • Fabric will be silver & black

JUNE 19, 2017
As of 6/19/17, SpawGlass has completed the below the foundation rough-in related to plumbing, electrical, and data in Areas A and B of the foundation which is two thirds of the foundation work. The final third of the foundation, Area C, is progressing with below foundation rough-in for plumbing, electrical, and data which is scheduled to be completed the week of 6/26/2017. The Area A foundation is scheduled to be placed on 6/22/17. The foundation for Area B will be placed the week of June 26, 2017. Structural Steel is scheduled to arrive the week of 7/3/17 with structural steel erection beginning the same week. Beginning vertical construction is a big milestone for the project team and campus.

JUNE 05, 2017
As of 6/5/17, SpawGlass has completed all drilled foundation piers and exterior grade beams. The below the foundation rough-in of the electrical, mechanical, and plumbing lines is progressing and have passed all inspections to date. Fine grading within the building footprint is scheduled to begin today in preparation for the foundation placement. The first structural steel deliveries to begin vertical construction remain on schedule of the end of June 2017.

MAY 18, 2017
As of 5/18/17 SpawGlass has one drilled foundation pier remaining and has completed the exterior foundation grade beams through the south elevation of the building. The first inspection for the below foundation electrical, plumbing, and mechanical lines is scheduled for 5/23/17. Placement of the first section of the foundation has shifted to 6/15/17 due to the foundation placement construction method being revised from a total of four sections to a total of three sections.

MAY 04, 2017
As of 5/4/17 SpawGlass has completed 85 of the 127 drilled foundation piers and 520 linear feet the exterior foundation grade beams which are the key elements of the foundation support. SpawGlass has also started the installation of the below foundation electrical, plumbing, and mechanical lines.  At this time SpawGlass is on schedule to place the first section of the foundation on 6/6/17 which is a major project milestone.

February 9, 2017

On Thursday, February 9, the Board of Regents approved the Science & Technology Building for Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Construction of the new building begins February 21 with an anticipated opening in fall 2018. Due to the building construction, the parking area will be fenced and unavailable.

On February 21, a new, temporary parking lot will open for faculty and staff. Construction workers are already on campus preparing the temporary lot, which will provide 239 parking spaces, as the new construction will result in the removal of 245 parking spaces in Parking Lot 2, the main student parking lot. Student parking will remain a priority in Parking Lot 2 and we prefer staff and faculty park in the temporary lot.

Please note the additional parking lot is a temporary solution and a long-term parking solution is forthcoming. Additionally, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) parking will not be compromised, and 30 temporary ADA parking spaces are being installed west of the Central Academic Building.

For additional questions about parking, contact UPD by phone at (210) 784-1900 or email police@tamusa.edu.