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The 2016 Renovations

During the summer of 2016, extensive renovations were made to the Interactive Language Resource Center. A complete teardown, gutting of the building areas down to the walls and studs, and then a complete rebuild with new LED lighting, changes to the HVAC systems, digital sensors, etc were planned. Below is a pictorial timeline of the progress of the renovations. Enjoy!

Before the Renovations

This is what the The Interactive Language Resource Center looked like prior to May 2016:

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Irvin Hall 50

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Irvin Hall 50

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Irvin Hall 50

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Irvin Hall 50

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Irvin Hall 60

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Irvin Hall 60

Outside Problems

Before the interior of the center could be renovated, the outside courtyard had to be addressed. A french drain system was installed to help circumvent water seepage and leakage into the rooms and building foundation.

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Irvin Hall Courtyard

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Irvin Hall Courtyard

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Irvin Hall Courtyard

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Irvin Hall Courtyard

Renovation Day 1

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Irvin Hall 60

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Irvin Hall 60

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Irvin Hall 50

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Irvin Hall 50

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Irvin Hall 60

Renovation Day 3

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Irvin Hall 50

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Irvin Hall 50

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Irvin Hall 60

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Irvin Hall 60

Renovation Day 5

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Irvin Hall 50 - A negative pressure area is erected

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Irvin Hall 50 - Asbestos found. Gas masks now required

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Irvin Hall 50

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Irvin Hall 60

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Irvin Hall 60

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Irvin Hall 60

Renovation Day 7

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The blueprints are revealed!!!

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Irvin Hall 50 - Asbestos removal containment area

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Irvin Hall 50 - Sealed bags of asbestos contaminated material

Renovation Day 10

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Irvin Hall 50 - The wall separating the rooms is gone!

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Looking into Irvin 60 from 50. The wall is gone!

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Irvin Hall 60

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Irvin Hall 60 - What is left of the front desk

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Looking into Irvin 50 from room 60

Renovation Day 16

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Irvin Hall 60 - The foundation of the front desk is gone

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Irvin Hall 60

Renovation Day 18

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Irvin Hall 50 and 60. The new wall framing begins

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Irvin Hall 60 - Framing for the new walls begins

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Irvin Hall 60 - Just a little bit of the ramp is left from where the front desk used to be

Renovation Day 21

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Irvin Hall 60 - The new walls start to appear

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Irvin Hall 60

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Irvin Hall 60

Renovation Day 26

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Stairwell by the elevator. The center's emergency exit is no more

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Irvin Hall 60 - The walls get some sheetrock

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Irvin Hall 60

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Irvin Hall 60

Renovation Day 33

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Irvin Hall 50 - Spackling and Drywall installation begin

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Irvin Hall 50

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Irvin Hall 60

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Irvin Hall 60

Renovation Day 42

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Irvin Hall 50 - New HVAC is being installed

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Irvin Hall 60 - New HVAC conduit is installed

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Irvin Hall 60

Renovation Day 55

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Irvin Hall 50 - Ceiling installation begins and whiteboards are hung

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Irvin Hall 50 - Foundation is jachkammered to install new electrical and data conduit

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Irvin Hall 50

Renovation Day 56

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Irvin Hall 60 - New Carpet and flooring begin

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Irvin Hall 60

Renovation Day 59

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Irvin Hall 60 - New cabinets are installed

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Irvin Hall 60

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Irvin Hall 60 - Data and electrical installation begin

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Irvin Hall 50

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Irvin Hall 50 - Cement poured to seal the data and electrical conduit

Renovation Day 62

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Irvin Hall 60 - Old furniture moved back in for the moment...

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Irvin Hall 60

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Irvin Hall 60 - Student station is assembled

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Irvin Hall 50

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Irvin Hall 50

Renovation Day 70

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Irvin Hall 60A - The new storage room

Hiatus - Fall Semester 2016

Renovations stopped at day 72 because the new furniture that the lab was to receive could not be delivered until the first day of classes. Physical Facilities and Miami's heads of renovation decided to reinstall power and data to the old tables and furniture just before the start of fall semester. The lab then spent the semester in transition. We had a new space, but old furniture. The new furniture was rescheduled to be delivered in January 2017 during our Winter Term.

Renovation Days 73-77

Once the fall semester was over and once winter break was enjoyed by all, the renovation restarted and the furniture was finally delivered!

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Irvin Hall 60 - Back of the lab is now a mini lounge area

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Irvin Hall 60 - View from the back

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Irvin Hall 60

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Irvin Hall 60 - View from the front

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Irvin Hall 50 - View from the back

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Irvin Hall 50

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Irvin Hall 50 - View from the instructor station in the front

Just one more thing...

Irvin Hall will be going under an electrical substation upgrade in summer 2017. We expect to be without power for 2-3 weeks as the electrical systems are torn out and replaced with more modern equipment. Pictures to come this summer!!!