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Tuesday, May 31, 2016: Footings and foundations are taking shape

Thank you for your help with safety in and around the construction site! Members of the campus and the community help to keep the construction area safe by ensuring that no unauthorized personnel enter the construction site at any time. Only authorized personnel–wearing hard hats and safety vests–should enter the site.


Work expected on the construction site this week includes the following:

  • Mass soil removal is largely complete. Most of the mass removal of dirt from the construction site has been completed. While there may continue to be some dirt removal from the site, the extensive trucking of excavated soil is largely finished.
  • Footings and foundations. Concrete pouring for the footings and foundation walls is underway, and some of the foundation and basement walls are now visible on the site. Concrete pours will continue on a daily basis until the foundations are completed.
  • Continued drilling for installation of elevator hydraulic shaft. Drilling will continue in preparation for installation of the freight elevator hydraulic shaft.
  • Utility pole removal. Power poles on South 7th Street will be disconnected and removed by Xcel Energy in the next several weeks. A reminder that South 7th Street is permanently closed between 20th and 21st avenues. For everyone’s safety, pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles should not attempt to traverse the construction site on that street.

Work resumes on PARKING LOTS A AND D

Striping and curb stops are scheduled to be completed this week for parking lots A and D. The lots will re-open once that work is completed. Additional lighting will be added to the lots later this summer. There are long procurement lead times for the lighting fixtures; the Facilities Department currently is waiting for confirmation of the expected delivery date before planning the additional lighting installation schedule.


Reconstruction and equipment installation continues on the west side of Oren Gateway Center. City of Minneapolis parking restrictions may be posted on 21st Avenue South as this work continues.

Inclusive Contracting

Augsburg is committed to hiring businesses based in the ZIP codes surrounding the central corridor, minority-owned businesses, and women-owned businesses for a minimum of 10 percent of total construction costs of the Hagfors Center project. Currently, designs are complete and out for bid for the exterior core, shell, and landscaping work.

Local, minority-owned and women-owned construction businesses may contact Karin McCabe, director of outreach for McGough Construction, at 651-634-4615 or for information about McGough’s pre-qualification process for sub-contractors.