The signatories were all smiles, as a contract was signed this week for
more than $100 million dollars to handle the construction of the Integrated
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex.
The exact value of the contract is $105,011,962. It covers construction
after the basic structure is completed, and finishing the exterior and
interior of these buildings, except for final touches to the interior
of the Visual Arts and Recreation Centre, which will follow.
If youve walked past the corner of Guy and Ste. Catherine Sts. recently,
youll know that the giant hole in the ground is full of construction
equipment, complex installations and busy workers. Peter Bolla reports
that the work suffered a one-month delay due to cold weather this winter,
and steps are being to make up for lost time.
The tentative completion dates are still the same, he said. Partial
occupation for Engineering (floors 2 to 7) will be December 2004. The
balance will move in over the winter 2005. Visual Arts was planned for
July, 2005 and is tracking well. Passersby will soon see the structure
start to come out of the hole in May.
Out on the Loyola Campus, the Science Complex is on schedule for moves
into the building over the summer and a big opening in the fall.