As college football becomes even more competitive, programs are looking for a leg up in any way possible. Many schools are making locker room improvements to help with recruiting and on-field performance. The University of Notre Dame is no exception to this trend and contracted JJ White Inc. to perform an extensive renovation to the locker room at Notre Dame stadium.
The main challenge with this project was the time frame. JJ White crews had 8 months to perform demolition, construction, and install high-end finishes. Demolition work consisted of the removal of existing concrete slabs, CMU walls, plaster ceilings, and drywall partitions. JJ White crews then poured approximately 400 yards of concrete and installed precast concrete utility tunnel, structural steel, and metal stud partitions. High-end finishes including wood plank ceilings, ceramic tile, steel windows, door frames, plaster ceilings/walls, and flooring (carpet, VCT, rubber) went in next. Roofing over the home and visitors’ locker rooms completed the project.
JJ White crews adhered to a stringent schedule that coordinated labor for maximum output each day. This ensured that different crews would not impede on the progress of others and also eliminated any lengthy delays.
The Notre Dame locker room project came in under budget and a month ahead of the first home game against Temple University. The room retains the historical feel that Notre Dame football is known for while moving into the 21st century with high-tech, modern finishes. Reviews from players, coaches, and fans are extremely positive.