UNR’s E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center CMAR Tops Out

UNR’s E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center CMAR Tops Out

On May 12, 2016 at 11:00 AM, Q&D Construction and the University of Nevada, Reno hosted a topping out ceremony to celebrate the on-budget and on-schedule construction of the E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center project. The 108,000-square-foot facility will be a hub of campus fitness and recreation and will focus on student health and wellness by offering fitness classes, weightlifting, an indoor running track and three indoor sports courts.

Q&D Construction is the CM at Risk for the project, having provided preconstruction services along side the University and design team led by Worth Group Architects and Designers.

Building Statistics

  • Total square footage (including garage): 149,000
  • Number of parking spaces: 86 spaces
  • Number of stories: 4 (not including garage, which is 1 level)
  • Building height: 81 feet above parking level
  • Structural steel: 1,600 tons (3.2 million pounds)
  • Brick: 33,600 square feet
  • Concrete (foundations and slabs): 6,300 cubic yards
  • Metal composite paneling: 17,000 square feet
  • Exterior glass: 25,000 square feet
  • Interior glass walls: 5,400 square feet
  • Basketball courts: 3
  • Volleyball courts: 3
  • Badminton courts: 3
  • Free-weight exercise stations: 87
  • Aerobic equipment positions: 140
  • Mirrors: 1,500 square feet
  • Open function training areas: 7,400 square feet with 3 Slam Walls
  • Group exercise rooms: 9,600 square feet
  • Lockers: 552
  • LEED Silver Equivalency

Schedule Statistics

  • Ground breaking ceremony – June 17, 2015
  • Topping out – May 12, 2016
  • Substantial completion – January 6, 2017