September 30, 2011

Framing Continues; Garage Site Work Begins

The framing of the upper floors on building TS-1 (at the corner of Storrs Road and Dog Lane) continues.  The framing of the upper floors of DL-1/2 is also underway.

Framing of the upper floors of building DL-1/2 has begun on Dog Lane.
The first floor of both buildings will house commercial uses, including restaurants, services, and offices.  The floors above will be The Oaks on the Square, residential units of varying sizes at market-rate rents for all ages.
The building DL-1/2 will have commercial uses on the first floor
and residential units on the upper floors.
Image courtesy of BL Companies Architects.
Meanwhile, the site work for the parking garage has begun.  Before the garage can be built, the site must be cleared and prepared.  Work on the precast for the garage is underway off-site. Once the location is ready and the foundation is built, the precast pieces will be delivered for assembly on-site.

September 20, 2011

Moving on up

The framing of the upper floors on building TS-1 (at the corner of Storrs Road and Dog Lane) has begun.  The panelized construction process involves custom panels that were fabricated off-site for this building and then delivered and installed. 

Panelized construction helps to streamline the building process on site.  It also helps to reduce the amount of waste generated on-site throughout the building process as the panels are created specifically for each building.

There should be no major changes in traffic during this process.  However, an occasional delay may occur as the daily deliveries of equipment and materials continue.

September 7, 2011

Looking for the Daily Campus?

For the safety of the staff and visitors of the Daily Campus, a covered walkway has been installed leading to the entrance.  The walkway can be accessed from the side of the building facing UConn’s Buckley residential hall.

September 6, 2011

Work Progresses

Most of the steel for the building referred to as DL-1/2 (located along Dog Lane) is now up.  Work continues to ready the structure for the slab which will be placed between the ground floor, where the commercial spaces will be, and the upper levels, which will be all residential.

With the steel in place, one can now easily see the shape of DL-1/2, as shown in the above photo.  What is not seen in this photo is the foundation for the garage which has been poured.  The garage is planned for Storrs Automotive and can be seen at right in the rendering below.
Image courtesy of BL Companies Architects.

September 2, 2011

Storrs Center Job Fair: Sept 8

Storrs Center Alliance and Education Realty Trust, together with Erland Construction, will host a local job fair for people from the area interested in potential job opportunities in the construction of the first phases of Storrs Center. The job fair will be held in the gymnasium at the Mansfield Community Center (10 South Eagleville Road) in Mansfield on Thursday, September 8 at 7:00 pm.

Storrs Center will be a mixed-use town center and main street corridor at the crossroads of the Town of Mansfield, Connecticut and the University of Connecticut.  Storrs Center will combine retail, restaurant, and office uses with a variety of residence types including studios, town homes, condominium apartments and rental apartments.

For inquiries about the job fair, contact