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UNC-CSI Research and Education Campus LocationUNC-CSI Research and Education Building on the campus site in Skyco, NC



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The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC-CSI) has completed construction on the first phase of new facilities to conduct the mission and activities for this multi-institutional marine science research campus. 
Additional phases of construction plan for including dormitories, an auditorium, kayak launch, education boardwalk to the sound and additional boat and research equipment storage. A capital request has been submitted to the UNC Board of Governors for the 2014 – 2015 fiscal years. Additionally, the CSI Foundation will seek partners for facility funding opportunities.

UNC-CSI complements NC State's Center for Marine Science and Technology and UNC Chapel Hill's Institute for Marine Sciences in the middle of the state and UNC Wilmington's Center for Marine Sciences in the south by serving as an inter-institutional research center in the NE and by providing collaborative programming in the areas of Maritime Heritage, Coastal Engineering and Ocean Energy, Estuarine Ecology and Human Health, Coastal Processes and Coastal Public Policy and Sustainability. 



In 2007, UNC CSI was authorized by the state of North Carolina to build 90,000 sq. ft. in campus buildings with the research and education building following the sustainable construction guidelines of the internationally recognized LEED rating system. In 2009, the state purchased 204 acres of upland and marsh with deep-water access to support the academic, research and operational mission of this newest UNC field research and education facility.

Currently the campus includes a marina facility to support boat and dive dependent work, a marine operations building and a 50,000 sq. ft. research and education facility. Infrastructure has been completed in anticipation of the additional phases of construction, as funding is available.

The research and education building is equipped with advanced interactive distance education technologies; wet teaching laboratories, research laboratories and sustainable energy and water management systems. The technical and computing resources for UNC-CSI are enhanced by a partnership with the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), a UNC system wide program which advances the use of supercomputing in research and education.

Faculty and staff moved into the new UNC – CSI campus on December 12, 2012 just days after final inspections were completed. A dedication event on January 15, 2013 provided the opportunity for supporters of the project to get together and celebrate achieving an important accomplishment for the region. UNC President Thomas Ross delivered a keynote address encouraging faculty and staff to work hard to make certain the mission of the institute has a significant impact on the citizens of North Carolina

NC Marine Science Research Facilities (PDF)

Project Timeline:

UNC CSI Campus ModelBuilding construction commenced in November 2010 with building occupancy expected in November 2012.

Preliminary site work began in late Summer 2010. This included rough grading and the excavation of uplands to form a canal and boat basin. 

The campus design was completed in July 2010. These were submitted to the NC State Construction Office for approval and revision. The project was ready for the state bid process in the fall 2010. 

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company hosted a Subcontractor Meet & Greet at the Dare County Administration Building before the bid process in an effort to meet local subcontractors and HUB / MWBE subcontractors, and inform them of the prequalification and bid time frame for the upcoming Coastal Studies Institute construction project in Manteo, NC.

Design Planning:

The research and education building is to be constructed to LEED rating standards with a Gold rating expected.
www.usgbc.org Wastewater is to be treated on-site and to a high standard that will allow it to be used to flush toilets in the dormitories and the marine service building.

 Stormwater will be captured and used or treated and infiltrated completely on-site. Four 12,000-gallon underground cisterns will collect rainwater from the research and education building to be used to flush toilets and outdoor uses. The cisterns also set the stage for future research efforts for the treatment of captured rainwater for potable water.

Building Floor Plans 1 (PDF)
Building Floor Plans 2 (PDF)
Residential Elevation (PDF)
South Elevation (PDF)
North Elevation (PDF)
UNC CSI Campus Site
Site:

Campus location: The CSI campus will be constructed in the community of Skyco, about 1 mile south of the Midway intersection on Roanoke Island. Click HERE for link to Google Maps. 
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Plant rescue: Over the winter and spring (2009-2010) seasons, several plant rescue efforts took place to relocate hundreds of wetland and upland plant specimens that would have been destroyed by construction activities.  These plants will be used in the landscaping of the campus upon completion.  Volunteers came out and assisted CSI staff with the efforts.

Early site work:
 Preliminary site work began mid-summer 2010 with the excavation of uplands to form a connecting canal and boat basin. The excavated material was used on-site to establish road beds and building elevations. No outside fill material was brought to the site.

Landscape concept: The site will be stabilized during construction using native grass mixes. Final landscaping will include natives rescued on-site and additional native species plants.

CAMPUS UPDATES

August 29
A view of the campus from the Research and Education Building

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

The Research and Education Building

 












A view of the Research and Education Building from the marina.









Marine Services Building


 


 


 







August 8, 2012

Marine Services Building - SE view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marine Services Building - SW view


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walkway between the Marine Services Building and the Research and Educaiton BuildingResearch and Education Building - East view





July 30, 2012

Research Building








The Research and Education Building - View from the Sound








Cabinetry in the Research and Education Building

 

 






View from the 3rd Floor Lobby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


July 17, 2012

Cabinets installed in laboratories in the Research Building Benches and cabinets for a research lab.


The Marine Services Building
Dry wall being hung in the lobby area.




March 15, 2012
The roof of the Research and Education Building










Drywall in the Research and Education Building











Canal leading to the marina and Marine Services Building

 
















January 7, 2012
Marine Services Building













Research Building - view from boat ramp

 











Research Building - view from the sound













Interior wall frames of Research Building - 2nd floorResearch Building view from East wing

Research Building - mechanical roomResearch Building - water pumps




December 09, 2011
Research Building Curtain WallResearch Building Curtain Wall

Research Building Curtain Wall










The Research and Education Building continues to have the curtain walls installed.  Metal framing and masonry also continues in the Research and Education Building.  The metal roofing has been installed and is complete.  The metla framing of the Marine Services Building continues.  (photos courtesy of Mark Kasten)



Research and Education Building East Star






Research and Education Building West Stair









November 29, 2011

Research Building SE view









Research Building NW view







Research Building NE view











Research Building N view












Site work this week includes the rough grading of the ramp to the road, and the installation of water lines under road way to the city water line.  The Research Building has continued installation of curtain walls and metal framing masonry.  Level 1 slab has progressed along with associated plinth walls. 


Research Building Level 3 - West hallwayResearch Building Level 1 - NW view


November 17, 2011

Interior framing in the Research Building - level 2 - West viewInterior hallway in the Research and Education Building - Level 2 - East view
Since the last update the boat basin docks have been finished.  The metal roofing on top of the Research and Education Building is complete with continued metal framing and masonry work on the interior of the building.  The slab on level 1 has progressed and the curtain wall installation continues.


Research Building Entry - East









Research and Education Building - SE view









Research and Education Building - NW view









Research and Education Building - Level 2 - West End













November 1, 2011

Marine Services Building - SE view









Marine Services Building - SW view











Education dock on canal








Work completed this week on the UNC-CSI campus site included finger piling installation in the boat basin,  the completion of the education dock, and cistern installation.  Work on the Marine Services Building has included metal framing, and the interior spaces of the building are beginning to take shape.  The curtain wall is currently being installed in the Research Building, and metal framing continues. (photos courtesy of Mark Kasten)

Research Building curtain wall installation












Research Building - NW view







Research Building - SE view










September 27, 2011
Research Building North - Roof Installation










Reserach Building Level 3 - NW













This week the boat ramp paving has been completed.  The roof deck and truss assembly for the Research Building has been moved into place, and 80% of the level 2 interior framing is complete.  The plumbing is in the process of being roughed-in and interior and exterior framing continues.  The Marine Services Building continues to have masonry work done at the northwest corner and the masonry at the exterior wall base has started.


Research Building Level 4 - SE corner







Research Building Level 4 - West wing






Research Building Level 2 - West corridor










September 20, 2011

Boat ramp preparation for paving










The boat ramp installation in the marina area is nearly complete, and surface paving of the ramp has begun.  In the Research Building 75% of the level 2 interior framing is finished, and it continues to be constructed.  The roof deck and tress assembly has been completed on the ground and is ready to be lifted into place.




Dock construction at the marina


























Marine Services Building - NE view














Marine Services Building - NW view







Research Building - NE view








Research Building - SE view












September 13, 2011

NW corner of the campus site

Research Building NW view


Research Building NE view











Research Building SE view











Construction on the Research Building's roof structure, roof girder installation and deck assembly has begun.  75% of the east wing interior framing is complete, and east level 2 and 3 stair bridges are complete.  The Marine Services Building has the garage roof deck installed, and masonry work is in progress in the NE corner.  There was storm debris removal completed this week after high waters from Hurricane Irene. 


Marine Services Building - NW view










Research Building roof construction








September 6, 2011


Research Building NE view












Research Building Level 4 - NW view






Research Building level 2 - NW view






Research Building level 2 - E View









The Research Building has interior and exterior framing work in progress with a plumbing rough-in.  The level 2 east side interior partition layout has been completed.  In the Marine Services Building the roof joists have been installed at the garage and the roof deck on heated area formed concrete plinth.  Framing for the garage roof is also underway.



Marine Services Building - NW view


Marine Services Building - SE view











August 5, 2011

Marine Services Building - NE view







Marine Services Building - SW view







The Research Building has 60% of formwork and reinforcing installed on the west side of level 4, with the formwork for the level 4 east stair case completed.  The telecommunications ductbank construction has started.  The Marine Services Building has slab formwork, power ductbank and the gravel sub base completed. (Photos courtesy of Mark Kasten) 



Telecommunications Ductbank Installation










Research Building Level 4 - NE view





Research Building Level 4 - NW View








July 22, 2011

Waste water treatment tanks and the columns for the Marine Services Building.Concrete work on the Marine Services Building

The Research Building has all of level 2 and 3 concrete poured, with 25% of the shoring and formwork completed for level 4.  The transformer for the Research Building has also been installed.  The Marine Services Building has 45% of the columns poured and all of the column reinforcing is complete. 

Research Building Well pumping on the South side of the Research Building

Research Building stair way being filled with concreteResearch Building - Concrete work on third level



July 15, 2011

Marine Services Building - NE view







Marine Services Building - SW view











The Marine Services Building has 10% of its columns poured, with 85% of column reinforcement completed.  The plumbing installation for this building continues.  The Research Building has most of level 3 poured and most of the rebar work completed on this level.  Level two has all columns complete.  The water line that will provide water to the site is currently being installed.  (photos by Mark Kasten)



Installation of the water lineResearch Building - SW view


Research Building - SE view








Research Building - Level 3 - over the lobby







July 7, 2011
Research Building Level 3 - North West View







Research Building Level 3 - South West View





The Research Building now has 80% of the Level 3 shoring, and 1/3 of the level 3 formwork complete.  The stair way walls for the west stair case now reach level 4.  The Marine Services Building has 10% of column forms and 75% of column reinforcing complete.  Transformer and temporary power are in place for the Marine Services Building.  Work in progress includes stabilizing and regrading infiltration basins, rip rap installation and silt fence installation to limit erosion to exisiting canal.  (photos courtesy of Mark Kasten)   


Marine Services Building Transformer and Temporary Power








Marine Services Building Footings and Plumbing








Marine Services Building - North East View










June 28, 2011

Research Building North West View - Third story floorRobert McClendon keeps an eye on Research Building progress



Research Building - South EastRetention ponds on North side of the Research Building

The Research Building's Level 2 has been completely poured, and Level 3 shoring has begun.  Concrete work on the first level of the Research Buidling appears finished as they remove braces and forms.  The Marine Services building's plumbing is partially installed, and the South Waste Water Treatment Plant basin is installed. 


Research Building Level 2 - View from the Lobby








June 21, 2011

Bulkheaded center canal

Rebar installation on level 2 of the Research Building

Rebar level 2 of the Research BuildingResearch Building Level 2




June 10, 2011

Research Building Level 2, North East View








Work in progress for this week includes the installation of the waste water treatment tanks and storm drainage structures.  The boat ramp has been graded and dredged, it is ready for concrete paving.  The Marine Services Building has nearly all of its footing installed and the Research Building continues to have rebar installed on the second level, and formwork. (Photos courtesy of Mark Kasten)    
 


 

 

Boat Ramp

 

 

 

 

 

Marine Services Building with North West View


 

 


 


 

 Waste water treatment plant









June 3, 2011

Aerial view of the campus siteAerial view of campus

 

The concrete for the second story of the Research Building is currently being poured, with nearly 75% of the pouring complete and 80% of the level 2 rebar is complete.  Sleeve and conduit are being installed with formwork continuing.  The boat ramp is being excavated to final slope and grade with the bottom of the ramp being excavated.  The Marine Services building has 95% of its footings installed and stormwater and wastewater plumbing work continues.   (Pictures courtesy of Mark Kasten) 




Footings at the Marine Services building






Marine Services building view from SE






Research Building SE view











May 27, 2011

 NE view of the Research Building





 



 The entry to the Research Building from the west

 











View from second story of the Research Building - East view

 

 

 

 

  

Work on the campus site this week included installation of storm drainage structures and waste water tanks.  On the second level of the Research Building sleeve and conduit have been installed, and 65% of the level 2 rebar at the west end has been put into place.  (Pictures courtesy of Mark Kasten)


View from second story of Research Building - South view














WWTP tank installation


 



 

May 19, 2011

West stair case and 2nd story shoring

Eleavtor shaft and form work



North view of the UNC-CSI campus







 



All First Level Columns have been poured for the research building, and shoring for a 1/3 of level 2 is in place.  Tne form work for level two is starting to be built on top of the shoring, and the west stair has been formed up to level 2.  Waste lines and manhole connections are currently being worked on. 

Southview of the UNC-CSI campus









Crane at the UNC-CSI campus and 1st story form work UNC-CSI campus second story shoring








May 5, 2011

View of the Research Building from the Northeast














Progress on the UNC-CSI campus thus far includes nearly all of the first level columns have been poured.  The stair tower to level one has been completed.  Sanitary waste plumbing for level one is 75% completed and the west ramp north wall, southeast and west plinth walls are all under construction. (photos courtesy of Mark Kasten)

 

View of the Research Building from the Southeast

 





 

 





Plumbing installation at the mechanical areaWalls to the west ramp







April 26, 2011

 

UNC-CSI campus site foundation and column work.

Pouring columns and form work for the UNC-CSI Research Building



The work on the Research Building at the Skyco Campus is well underway.  At this point over 60% of the First Level Columns have been poured, and the masonry foundation walls are in place.  The East stair case rebar has reached the second level of the building, and the West ramp wall forms have been completed.  Concrete work is still in progress with continued column pouring and formwork. 


Form and column work on the Research Building Columns for Research Building 

 

 



Crane used to for concrete work at the UNC-CSI campus site














April 7, 2011

Freight Elevator Foundation with Water Proofing and Rebar
Public Elevator Foundation








Foundations are being poured and column form work has begun!  The west stair wall forms and rebar are expected to be in place so that the walls can be poured next week.  Foundation work is expected to be completed soon, and the temporary well has been installed with water being available by next week.  (photos courtesy of Mark Kasten)


Column Form Work









West ramp and stair for access to the Research Building







North West corner of the Marine Services Building










March 29, 2011

Installation of footing rebar for the Research Building









 


South view from the hill














Freight Elevator Footing













March 18, 2011

UNC-CSI Campus Site southside view









Construction continues on the UNC-CSI campus site in Skyco, NC.  With completion of the bulkheads and final grading, the project is moving into the building phase of construction. In the last week the boat ramp bulkhead has been completed and backfilled.  The swales on the sides of the roadways have been excavated, and topsoil has been filled around the canals. 

Footing excavation has begun on the east end of the research building, and equipment for concrete work and storage structures are in place west of the research building site.  Form work is currently being fabricated. 

Upon completion the UNC-CSI research and education campus will provide the infrastructure needed to expand its four main research areas, Estuarine Ecology and Human Health, Coastal Processes and Engineering, Public Policy and Coastal Sustainability and Maritime Heritage.  (Pictures courtesy of Mark Kasten)

Completed bulkhead

Concrete Form Area













February 24, 2011

Boat basin tie downs and bulkhead

 

 

 

 

 

 

Progress continues on the UNC-CSI Skyco campus site.  The tie backs have been installed at the boat basin.  Roads are in place, and buildable areas have been made ready for construction to begin.  The boat basin bulkheads are also nearing completion.

Construction on this site will move quickly with an expected completion date in late 2012.  This new research and education campus will provide the infrastructure needed to expand UNC-CSI’s four main research areas, Estuarine Ecology and Human Health, Coastal Processes and Engineering, Public Policy and Coastal Sustainability and Maritime Heritage.  (pictures courtesy of Mark Kasten)

 

 

Boat Basin PilingsBoat basin bulkheads

 

February 7, 2011

Boat basin construction

 









The boat basin bulkheads have 80% of their vinyl sheeting installed.  The boat basin has been excavated and grading for the boat ramp has been finished.  The final stages of site preparation are taking place, with construction expected to begin shortly.  The construction trailers are already on site. (pictures provided by Mark Kasten)

Vinyl sheeting installed in the boat basin











Boat basin bulkhead constructionCampus site construction trailer



February 1, 2011

South View from the hill

 






The future campus of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute site in Skyco, NC is nearing completion of the pre-construction earth moving phase.  In order to the get the site ready to build, 120 days of site preparation was necessary.  Site preparation is nearly finished; the grounds have been graded and cleared.  The bulkheads are nearly complete in the excavated canals, and the boat ramp has been excavated and cut into the boat basin.   UNC-CSI also got good news this week when the NC Attorney General’s office approved the remaining $22 million in state funds to construct the research building and marine support facilities. (pictures from Mark Kasten) 



Bulkhead Construction









January 14, 2011

Marine Services Building Pad

 

 


 

 

This week 98% of the vinyl sheeting to support the bulkheads has been installed on the south bulkhead.  The road surfaces and swales are completely graded, along with the completion of the Marine Services and Boat Storage building pads.  Erosion control fences are in place for the next stage of construction and basin #3 has been excavated.  (pictures from Mark Kasten)


 

 Erosion Control Silt Fencing

 

 

 

 

 

 

View of North End of Campus












January  7, 2011

 

Progress continues on the UNC-CSI Skyco campus site.  The tie backs have been installed at the boat basin.  Roads are in place, and buildable areas have been made ready for construction to begin.  The boat basin bulkheads are also nearing completion.

Construction on this site will move quickly with an expected completion date in late 2012.  This new research and education campus will provide the infrastructure needed to expand UNC-CSI’s four main research areas, Estuarine Ecology and Human Health, Coastal Processes and Engineering, Public Policy and Coastal Sustainability and Maritime Heritage. 

 

 





 

 

Southwest Corner of Campus Site

 

 

  Bulkhead construction on UNC-CSI Campus Site

 

Graded area for Research Building

Graded road and swales leading to campus

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