Eau Claire (WQOW) - Just because it's winter break doesn't mean people aren't hard at work on the UW-Eau Claire campus.
Construction on Towers Hall is ongoing, and remains on schedule. Crews will start work on Towers North this summer. They hope to have Towers South open to students by fall.
"I really do look forward to seeing the students use the space," said project manager, David Keating. "Then, once it's complete and they get in there and see how things look, you know, it's really exciting."
The company behind the renovation, Miron Construction, is taking steps to make sure the project is done as safely as possible.
Wednesday, officials with Miron, as well as the project's sub-contractors, signed a partnership with OSHA, as a way to keep the federal agency more involved throughout construction.
"We'll have monthly partnership meetings, and we'll take the opportunity to meet here on site, do a walk through the site," said OSHA's Eau Claire Area Office Director, Mark Hysekk. "We'll be focusing on any, and every, hazard that might be present. We'll focus on any near-miss incidents that might have occurred in the previous month, answer any questions and just be a resource for this construction project."
Crews said so far there haven't been any accidents on the towers site. Officials expect the entire project to be finished by fall 2019.