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Construction Updates

Share in our progress and excitement! Our team will be posting construction updates to show you the changes happening with the Union.

February 27, 2014: The Bayou Bijoux, ready for remodeling. The wooden stage will remain, but updated with a sanding and new finish on the floorboards.

February 27, 2014: The ballroom.

February 27, 2014: Open stairwell off of McKinley, in front of entrances to the new ballroom and remodeled Bayou Bijoux.

February 27, 2014: Future office space is Area B.

February 27, 2014: One of two open stairwells in McKinley Street entrances. Area C.

February 27, 2014: View from Bookstore lake-side entrance back to Area D.

February 27, 2014: The Bookstore in Area C.

February 27, 2014: Meeting room on second floor of Area D.

February 27, 2014: The dining hall on the second floor of Area D, balcony view.

February 27, 2014: The dining hall balcony on the second floor of Area D.

February 27, 2014: The dining hall on the second floor of Area D, second view.

February 27, 2014: The dining hall on the second floor of Area D.

February 27, 2014: Future SGA offices in Area D.

February 27, 2014: View from hallway in Area D to Cypress Lake and open space, which will include sidewalks, patio spaces, and benches.

February 27, 2014: Main hallway of Area D, heading to Area C.

February 27, 2014: An office in Area D.

February 27, 2014: Offices in Area D.

February 27, 2014: Entrance area across from the Rose Garden, Area D.

February 27, 2014: University, Lemoine, and contractor personnel meet to discuss project status and coordinate.

Week of January 6, 2014

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Week of January 27, 2014

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Week of February 10, 2014

Week of February 10, 2014

Area C Storefront

Week of February 10, 2014

Shingle Roofing at Area B

Week of December 7, 2014

View of Former Union Porch Area

November 15, 2013

View of Area D Roofing

November 15, 2013

Brick arches at Area D

November 15, 2013

Area B Overhead Electrical Rough


October 4, 2013

View from the Bonin Hall.


October 4, 2013

Fireproofing, framing, and trusses all in place.


October 4, 2013

Major progress can be seen now on the construction site.


October 4, 2013

Final beam to be put in place on the new UL Lafayette Student Union. Photo by Leslie Westbrook, The Advertiser. September 30, 2013


October 4, 2013

"The final beam of the new UL Student Union is lowered into place as representatives from the Lemoine Company, UL, River City Erectors and construction workers participate in the Tops Out party to sign and install the final, top-most beam on the new Student Union at UL Wednesday." Photo and caption by Leslie Westbrook, The Advertiser. September 30, 2013


September 13, 2013

View toward McKinley Street.


September 13, 2013

The stairwell towers are in.


September 13, 2013

Roof trusses going up.

September 13, 2013

View from McKinley Street.


August 13, 2013

Structural steel in progress in Area A.


August 13, 2013

Readying the slab for the concrete pour in Area B.


August 13, 2013

Work continues going smoothly on the Student union. Metal decking for the second floor in Area D.


July 19, 2013

Sunrise over Cypress Lake gives a glimpse of how beautiful our new student union will be, with its incorporation of the old elements and new.


July 19, 2013

View from McKinley Street.


July 19, 2013

The steel structure in "Area D" is up, as well as the metal decking.


July 19, 2013

The structural steel in the section SE of the old bookstore.


July 19, 2013

The elevator shafts are up.

June 14, 2013

The additional view of area D.

June 14, 2013

The columns and beams in area D.

 

June 14, 2013

The view looking east at north side of area D.

 

June 14, 2013

The steel columns in progress in area D.

June 14, 2013

The construction updates of the Student Union from June 2013 continues.

 

June 14, 2013

The steel erection in area D looking north.

 

June 3, 2013

The theater restrooms are framed for the renovated Student Union.

June 3, 2013

Edge form and grade beams being prepared for next slab section of the Student Union.

May 28, 2013

The slab for new section of the Student Union.

May 14, 2013

The elevator pit slab is poured.

May 14, 2013

The new elevator pit is in progress.

May 14, 2013

Foundation for addition nearly ready

May 14, 2013

Grade beams being poured

 

May 14, 2013

Walls are going up in the spaces that are being renovated.

April 29, 2013

Steel installation for grade beams and getting ready to pour concrete. You can see the porch structure preserved in the background to the left of Cypress Lake.

 

April 29, 2013

Grade beams in progress

 

April 29, 2013

Prepping for grade beams in new area of Union near Guillory Hall

 

April 17, 2013

New plumbing lines installed in food service area

April 17, 2013

Electrical work at the Ballroom

April 17, 2013

Cast production piles in progress

March 11, 2013

Preparing the soil next to Guillory Hall, an area that will be part of the new Student Union footprint.

March 11, 2013

Clearing landscaping around the Student Union Ballroom structure that will be renovated.

February 11, 2013

An aerial view of the demolition of the former Student Health Center/Infirmary (sand area), prior to the demo of the center section of the Student Union. The new Rose Garden residence halls are prominent toward the top of the picture.

February 5, 2013

The Student Union center portion nearly cleared.

January 4, 2013

The Student Union demolition is progressing. The Porch structure will stay as part of the new green space that will be created between Cypress Lake and the new Union.

December 19, 2012

Workers using heavy equipment have begun tearing down large sections of the exterior of the UL Lafayette Student Union. The demolition work comes in advance of a construction and renovation project to upgrade the existing union.