The Hoffman Construction Team would like to thank Washington State University
and the Athletic Department for the opportunity to build the new Football
Operations Building at Martin Stadium. WSU Capital Planning department, as well
as the entire Student Body has entrusted Hoffman and our subcontractors to
safely deliver a world-class football center that will be the envy of the PAC
12. In the spirit of cooperation, we need to share some basic information to
those who will travel near the project boundaries.
- The project overview will require the Hollingbery Fieldhouse Annex building to
be completely removed. Several underground utilities must be installed at the
old building site which will tie into Colorado Street and connect to the new
Football Operations Building (FOB). The FOB will require the removal of the
existing scoreboard, the west end zone are, and partial removal of Rodgers Field
iron fencing. The west side of the FOB will align with Rodgers Field fence line,
the eastside will daylight out onto Martin Field. The existing player tunnel
will be removed and replaced as well as the two exterior stairways at the south
end of Bohler Gym. The score board will be relocated to the eastside of Martin
Stadium to make way for the new building.
- Project access is limited to only those workers who have gone through a full
safety orientation. No access will be allowed inside the fence to ANY students
or staff without an escort.
- Hoffman Construction has a field office located on the 3rd floor of Smith Gym.
All site visitors and new workers must report to the Hoffman office first.
- The first phase of fencing will be installed around the Annex Building. This
will block ALL through traffic between Bohler Gym and the Annex building for
pedestrians. Pedestrians shall follow an alternative path around to the west
side of Bohler Gym to gain access to the Rodgers Field level to the CUB elevator
- The second phase of fencing will surround the new FOB project boundaries around
a portion of Rodgers Field and Martin Stadium’s west endzone. This will block
off access between the existing scoreboard and Rodgers Field as well as through
access at the North concourse level of Martin Stadium.
- A site map for the new walking paths and ADA access are available on the
WSU-Capital Planning website.
- Throughout construction, Hoffman asks that staff and students only use the
sidewalks and pathways indicated on the site map. Trying to cut through the
construction work zone is very dangerous to you as well as the construction
workers who will not expect any unauthorized personnel within the fenced area.
- In order to maintain the project schedule, some extended work hours will be
needed. If anyone witnesses people working past 5:30pm, please do not be
alarmed. This is expected, however, these people will be in full construction
gear: hardhat, reflective vest, long pants, boots, safety glass and gloves.
Anyone not fitting this description shall be reported to Hoffman Construction
- Hoffman will have construction vehicles entering the site from Colorado Street.
Occasionally, trucks will be staged along the NE corner of Mooberry Track along
Flag Lane. If you walk along Colorado and/or through Flag Lane, please be
extremely careful. Act as if the driver does not see you. Make eye contact with
the driver and wait for them to acknowledge your presence BEFORE walking in
front of these vehicles.
- From time to time Hoffman will need to broaden the project boundaries for short
periods of time. One example would be for the mobilization of large cranes to
install and remove the tower crane. During these times, please observe and
respect the signage and barriers that are in place. In cases of pedestrian or
vehicle impacts, spotters or flaggers will be placed in the road to help assist
with traffic control and pedestrian access. These spotters are trained and
certified to perform this work and are there for your safety. Please listen to
and follow their instructions.
- Lastly, Hoffman would ask for everyone’s assistance with jobsite security. You
are all extra sets of eyes to help prevent theft and vandalism to the new
facility. If you see any theft or vandalism, please report it immediately.
Hoffman is a member of the Construction Industry Crime Prevention Association
(CICP). They offer a reward of up to $1000 dollars if your report results in a
capture or conviction. Their 24 hour Hotline is 1-800-328-3921.
We encourage all to bookmark this page for continued updates for the new
Football Operations Building. This page will help keep students, faculty and
staff informed of construction activities that may affect your daily activities.
Thank you for your patience and assistance!
Kelly Rowland – Superintendent
Hoffman Construction Company