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4-21-2021 Renovation Update

If you’ve been by the campus this past week, you’ve seen a lot of dirt movement. On the Chestnut Hill Avenue side near the Alexander room a pit has been dug and a concrete vault has been installed as part of our new electrical service.  PECO will soon be scheduled to install a new transformer.  […]

4/7/21: Renovation Update

As an accommodation to OMC, we have agreed to postpone the sewer work until the end of their school year in early June.  While that is a delay for the most anticipated component of our construction, other work is continuing. The pictures below show progress on installation of new conduit for our modernized electrical service.  These […]

Official Beginning of Construction

These pictures might not look like much more than people meeting on the street, but it’s actually a significant milestone in our construction.  These photos are from a kickoff meeting on Wednesday 03 March with the Philadelphia Water Department and representatives from the streets department to review the sewer construction.   That marks the official beginning […]

2/25/21: Building and Grounds Update

With slight delays due to weather last week, there was a very productive construction meeting this Thursday.  The Philadelphia Water Department has finally approved work on the new sewer line and construction should begin as early as next week.  In addition, the plans for the new electrical system have been signed off and are ready […]

Building and Grounds Update

There was another productive meeting held this week to track progress on the ongoing Buildings and Grounds projects. We are now only waiting on the Philadelphia Water Department to sign off on the new sewer line before contractors can start to break ground. In addition, testing of different restoration techniques is underway, and once the […]