Tag: construction

Olin is giving thanks to all the construction workers who are building the school’s new Knight and Bauer Halls with a special pre-Thanksgiving lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.


An early Thanksgiving feast welcomed construction workers to the Knight Center dining room.

Dean Gupta initiated the luncheon last year and extended the invitation again this year. The Aramark staff at the Knight Center was prepared to feed 150 crew members.

Tarlton is managing the 175,000 square foot construction project that is on schedule to be complete in the Spring of 2014.  A dedication ceremony will be held May 2 with a special business symposium to inaugurate the new buildings on May 3. Stay tuned for details!

Here’s the latest in our series of Building Olin Quiz questions: how many workers does it take to build Olin’s new buildings? Watch and find out:

Photo credit: Frank Freeman

How many metal studs have been used so far in the construction of Knight Hall and Bauer Hall? Tarlton’s Cameron Dennison and project manager on the Olin site keeps track and measures the studs in miles. Find the answer in this video.

Photo credit: WUSTL photo services

Get a sneak peek inside the 3-story glass Atrium at the center of Olin’s new buildings in this video from our Hard Hat series. Installation of the Atrium’s glass panels was completed this summer as construction workers finished the exterior of Knight Hall and Bauer Hall.  The expansion project is on schedule and expected to be complete next spring.

See more Hard Hat reports, time-lapse videos, and photos of the construction on BuildOlin.wustl.edu


Who moved the island in front of the Knight Center? Watch this new video in our Building Olin Hard Hat series for the answer. The entrance to the executive education and conference center got a make-over this month. It’s all part of the on-going construction of Knight Hall and Bauer Hall located to the east of the Knight Center.


Frank Freeman from WUSTL’s facilities department has been documenting the construction of Knight Hall and Bauer Hall since groundbreaking in May 2012. He climbs on top of buildings, scaffolding through heat, rain, and snow to capture the progress on the building site.

Before the the large crane on the north side of the site was removed this month, fearless Frank got to take a ride in the cab of the crane, more than 200 feet in the air.  He shared this video of his ride which he says was better than a roller coaster.

Be sure to compare Frank’s video to the animated, virtual tour that gave us a preview of the new buildings more than a year ago…can you tell the difference between the real and virtual versions?




The Tarlton Construction crew building Olin’s new Knight and Bauer Halls has dubbed an innovative new tool “the Taco Stand”.  But this stand doesn’t serve tacos.  Instead, it dishes out a hi-tech menu of engineering and architectural drawings with the latest changes and modifications within hours.  Processing those changes, printing out paper drawings, and delivering them used to cause days of delay on a construction site. Thanks to the new technology, changes in the plans can be communicated from the drawing board to the plumbers, electricians, and other workers directly on the site.  Enjoy this new Hard Hat Talk from our Building Olin series.