The project Principle Investigator, Dr. Neal Ferris, and Spriet Associates architectural Project Manager Amanda Bettridge, check out the progress on the new facility. They are standing on the east side of the artifact repository, the warehouse where collections will be stored on mobile shelving units. Picture 21carriages that extend the length of this room, 15 shelves high and full of standard sized boxes.
Next week, the building will be fully enclosed. In March, the heaters will be brought out to thaw the ground in preparation for the first pour of concrete. While that is being done, the mechanical and electrical fittings will be installed and the interior will start to be finished. By April, the floor should be ready to start installing the shelving.