It’s hard to miss the bright purple walls appearing around Aztec Student Union.
Installation of the exterior drywall started on the north side of the building, facing Student Services, back in January. It’s part of a multi-step process that will eventually lead to the building’s “dry-in” scheduled for later this spring. Dry-in is a construction phrase that refers to making a building waterproof.
But, with the recent rains you may be wondering how that drywall is faring. Thankfully, the drywall being used is safe for exposure to the elements and dries out even after the rains we’ve experienced in the past month or so.
That same purple drywall is being used on top of and inside the union, too. The roofline is increasingly becoming a purple-hued vista.
Crews have been diligently installing it throughout the basement and it appears in spaces on the upper floors, too, like Aztec Lanes and Montezuma Hall. Thankfully, the purple walls are only a temporary measure and will soon disappear.