From hard hat tours to installing the signed beam as one of the highest beams in the facility, it's been quite a year for the New Frontiers project. The New Frontiers Agricultural Hall is expected to open in Fall 2024.
Construction workers are starting to install brick at the north end of the building. Work continues on the windows and installing drywall in interior spaces. Watch the progress made on the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall during the August 2023 time-lapse video.
The OSU Agriculture family welcomes Dr. Jayson Lusk to campus to begin his appointment as vice president and dean. Dr. Lusk is eager to provide leadership for the Ferguson College of Agriculture, OSU Extension and OSU Ag Research. View the video for a message from Dr. Lusk.
Construction workers continue to install the roof, place the multitude of windows and finish out interior spaces. Watch the progress made on the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall during the May 2023 time-lapse video.
Construction workers continue to make progress on installing the roof and windows of the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall. Once the building is dried in with the finished roof and windows, the installation of drywall will begin in late summer.
The structure and framework are completed in the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall. The roof is expected to be completed in the next 2-3 weeks. Progress also continues on the placement of windows. Workers started on the south end and are moving counterclockwise around the building.
April 2023 was full of a lot of work and a little rain on the New Frontiers construction site. Workers continued to install the roof of the building and begin adding brick to the chimneys. Watch the progress made on the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall during the April 2023 time-lapse video.
OSU Agriculture broke ground on the New Frontiers project two years ago, and many milestones have been surpassed since that memorable day. Learn more about the activities from the past year in the Construction Annual Report.
March 2023 was full of progress as construction workers installed windows, framed the chimney, placed the signed beam and positioned the HVAC systems on the roof for installation in the building. Watch the headway made on the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall during the March 2023 time-lapse video.
Construction crews are busy framing the chimney, framing out windows and applying sheathing. Currently, 10% of windows have been installed in the building, and window inspections will soon be conducted to test water penetrations.
The middle section of the building is coming together as workers construct the framework and pour concrete. Watch the progress made on the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall during the February 2023 time-lapse video.
OSU construction management students toured the New Frontiers construction site and saw the Hilti JAIBOT in action. The JAIBOT is a semi-automated anchor/hanger point layout and drilling robot utilized for piping and duct systems and the first of its kind to be used in Oklahoma.
The construction site is booming with activity as work is being done on all sides of the building. The only concrete left to pour is the middle section starting with the second floor, which will be poured on Feb. 17.
Construction crews are starting to install the framework to complete the middle section of the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall. Work continues on placing siding on the south end, as well as preparing for the last big concrete pour on the north end.
OSU President Kayse Shrum and Provost Jeanette Mendez joined OSU Agriculture Vice President and Dean Thomas G. Coon and OSU Foundation President Blaire Atkinson for a hard-hat tour of the New Frontiers construction site on Jan. 6, 2023.
The holidays didn’t slow down the progress of the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall. Construction crews continued to install siding on the south end, construct the three floors on the north end and start on the middle section of the new building.
December 2022 has been a great month for building progress on the new home for OSU Agriculture. Framing and siding have begun on the south end of the building and continued progress is being made on setting forms and pouring concrete for the second and third floors on the north end.
The Hilti JAIBOT robot is the first of its kind to be used in Oklahoma and will be utilized on the New Frontiers construction site for the next three months. The robot uses digital plans to configure holes in a building's concrete foundation for mechanical, electrical, plumbing and other utility systems. A group of students from the OSU Institute of Technology in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, visited the New Frontiers site to watch the robot in action.
OSU Agriculture faculty and staff and Ferguson College of Agriculture students participated in a Last Chance to Sign the Beam event and left their mark on a beam that will be used in the construction of the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall.
Construction crews continue to make headway on the exterior infrastructure of the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall. In November 2022, progress included completing the three floors on the south end of the building and setting forms and pouring concrete on the north end of the building.
The three floors of the new building are being constructed in sections. Construction crews started with the more complicated infrastructure in the research labs on the south side of the building. Currently, they are setting forms to pour the second-floor concrete on the north side of the building and will continue upwards during the next few weeks.
The time-lapse video show how much progress was made during October 2022. Construction crews continue to work in sections to build the three floors of the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall and poured the remainder of the first floor concrete foundation.
Construction on the new facility is moving along nicely and continues to be on schedule and even ahead in some regard to weather. The shape and size of the building is becoming more apparent each week. View the time-lapse video to see the progress made during the month of September 2022.
OSU Agriculture faculty and staff had the opportunity to walk the construction site and see first-hand the progress made on the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall. A construction tour will take place the first Friday of each month during the fall semester.
The crane was delivered in pieces to the New Frontiers construction site and was erected in a day. One of the largest to be used in the Stillwater area, the crane is 143 feet tall and 265 feet long. It will be utilized for 1-1.5 years.
The New Frontiers construction site is booming with activity as crews are rapidly drilling the almost 200 piers that will extend down 50 feet to support the building. They also installed the base of the tower crane with 150 tons of concrete in preparation for the remainder of the crane in July.
Construction crews completed the base of the tower crane by pouring 150 tons of concrete that will cure for two weeks. The remainder of the crane is expected to arrive in several pieces the beginning of July.
Drilling rigs are being utilized to dig the specified depth for the New Frontiers building’s piers. The piers are reinforced concrete columns transferring the building’s loads to suitable bearing strata.
Construction is beginning to ramp up with the finalization of bids and the approved financing by the Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents for an extra $15.2 million to support New Frontiers. This action enabled continued progress on the construction site while protecting against any further market inflation.
A small crane has been added to the construction site to prepare for the addition of a larger crane next month. It will be one of the largest cranes that has been used in this area and will be prominently seen from across Stillwater.
With the completion of the demolition and cleanup of the 4-H Building, a triple-wide construction trailer has been moved to that site and will serve as the New Frontiers construction headquarters and holding area for materials and equipment.
New Frontiers Cornerstone Donor Kayleen Ferguson visited the construction site to see the progress made on the new state-of-the-art facility for OSU Agriculture. Kayleen and Larry Ferguson's historic gift from the Ferguson Family Foundation launched the New Frontiers fundraising campaign and renamed the College.
One year ago, OSU Agriculture celebrated the groundbreaking for the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall. Since that day on April 23, 2021, we have made progress on the construction site. Learn more about the activities during the past year in a video from Dr. Coon included in the New Frontiers Construction Annual Report.
Dr. Randy Raper, assistant vice president of OSU Agriculture, gave members of the Oklahoma Section of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers a tour of the construction site during their annual meeting.
As the bidding process winds down and quotes are selected to gear up activity on the construction site, progress is being made on the demolition and cleanup of the 4-H building. Once completed, this site will serve as the construction headquarters for the New Frontiers project.
KOCO News 5 in Oklahoma City caught wind of our sustainability plans for the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall and ran a story. The segment featured Dr. Randy Raper, assistant vice president of facilities for Ag Research, and the sustainability plan developed by two former OSU environmental science students for the new building.
OSU Agriculture celebrates the two-year anniversary of the historic gift announcement by Kayleen and Larry Ferguson that renamed the college and launched the New Frontiers public campaign. Dr. Thomas G. Coon, vice president and dean for OSU Agriculture, highlights the progress made during the past two years.
The New Frontiers construction project was launched with the groundbreaking in April 2021 and parking lot removal in May 2022, followed by a lot of dirt and gravel work. This video showcases the monthly changes made on the construction site in 2021.
Demolition of the 4-H building is underway and will continue through January 2022. This site, located at the corner of Hall of Fame and Monroe avenues, will serve as the construction headquarters for New Frontiers Agricultural Hall. Oklahoma 4-H will have a new home in the state-of-the-art teaching, research and Extension facility.
A group of OSU faculty and staff, along with members of FlintCo Construction took a tour of the construction site. You don’t realize how big the area is until you are standing in the middle of the construction site with a 360-degree view.
The September 2021 time-lapse video from the New Frontiers construction site features more ground work, including covering the many truckloads of fill dumped on the site with gravel that was recycled from the parking lot concrete removed in May 2021.
The footprint of the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall is taking shape as construction crews laid gravel, recycled from the concrete of the parking lot that was removed, on top of the many truckloads of fill dumped on the building site. A group walked the site to see progress made and discuss the next phase of construction.
Groundwork continues on the construction site of the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall. View the August 2021 time-lapse video to see the many truckloads of fill being brought in to prepare the site for the building pad and foundation.
Construction continues on the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall – the new home for OSU Agriculture. Check out the progress made during June 2021 on the removal of the parking lot and demolition of Agriculture North.
The sounds on campus along Monroe St. are getting noisier as construction continues and site preparations are made to build the New Frontiers Agricultural Hall. The demolition of Agriculture North is making room for the new home for OSU Agriculture.