April 9, 2015
Thursday, April 9 | 8:30 a.m. | MSU College of Law room 471
Construction Junctions are Infrastructure Planning and Facilities’s monthly public meeting designed to update/inform the public of various projects currently in design, nearing construction and under construction.
- This project involves a four-story research lab building that is designed to facilitate interdisciplinary research and interaction among all occupants.
- The building will be physically connected to the existing Clinical Center C-Wing and Life Science B-Wing, with proximity to the Radiology Building to facilitate the sharing of core research resources.
- Substantial completion is scheduled for September 2015, with substantial completion entailing the first two floors of the building. The third and fourth floor will be shelled out, and will be fully constructed as a separate project once the funding is made available.
- The building underground utilities have been completed.
- The HVAC and sprinkler piping has also been put in place.
- Duct work is complete.
- The Board of Trustees recently approved build-out of the third and fourth floors.
- The two east doors on the southeast side are for emergency excess only (directional fencing in place).
- The north drive off Service Road will be closed to on-street parking and open to construction traffic and deliveries only.
- Increased construction traffic will be occurring in this area as the construction of this building continues.
- Construction started in September 2013.
- Project completion date: September 2015
- Project includes replacing the deteriorating north campus steam tunnels and building service leads.
- Increasing the steam distribution mains to the region.
- Increasing steam line capacity and converting the condensate return from a vacuum system to a pressure return.
- Upgrading the steam service to all buildings in the project area.
- Removing the vacuum return system from the north campus substation.
- Reconstructing West Circle Drive from the Main Library to the intersection of Auditorium Road in accordance with the campus master plan, providing appropriate vehicular, pedestrian and bicyclist safety improvements.
- Reconfigure Parking Lots 6 and 11 to meet current parking standards
- Replace deteriorated cast iron water mains and improve fire flow capacity.
- West Circle Drive will be temporally closed from the MSU Library/Hannah Administration entrance to Auditorium Road. There will be limited access (delivery-only for approximately eight weeks) from Beal Street to the MSU Library/Hannah Administration drive.
- Temporary detour pamphlets/signs will be distributed/posted shortly.
- Local town-hall meetings are being held.
- Parking Lot 6 (MSU Museum parking lot) has been reconfigured to meet current parking standards and will result in a loss of eight (total count from 45 to 37) parking spaces.
- Parking Lot 11 (Hannah Administration, MSU Library and Olds Hall) has been reconfigured to meet current parking standards and pedestrian safety. The above improvements will result in a loss of 10 (total count from 127 to 117) parking spaces.
This project is centered along West Circle Drive from the MSU Library to the intersection of Auditorium Road.
- Construction early preparation: March 2015 – May 2015
- Construction begins: May 11, 2015
- West Circle Drive (single traffic lane from MSU Library to Auditorium Road), Parking Lot 6 and access to Parking Lot 11 reopened: July 12, 2015
- All roads, parking and pedestrian/bicyclist pathways reopened: Aug. 14, 2015
Q: Are there any plans to improve bike parking at the library?
A: Not at this time. Changes will be pending further construction work at the library.
Q: Will there be two way traffic on West Circle Drive during construction?
A: No. When this was done last year it proved to be a safety issue.
- This project includes removing the existing steam-absorption chiller and replacing it with a modular electric chiller in the existing mechanical room.
- It will include the removal of both 700-ton steam-absorption plants that are currently in place, and replacing them with one 680-ton modular chiller.
- The modular chiller consists of eight small chillers connected together. This allows for efficient cooling by turning on only enough of the chillers to accommodate the current cooling demands.
- The University Hazardous Materials Report for this building will be referenced for design.
The Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center is located on Harrison Road in the Residential District.
- The Kellogg Hotel and conference center’s ability to provide cooling to building will not be affected during this time due to the phasing of the project.
- There will be several lane closures on Harrison Road to lift the two current cooling towers off of the roof and to install three new cooling towers. Closures will not occur during athletic events, and will be limited to evenings.
- Start of construction: November 2014
- End of construction: April 2015
*Due to frost laws completion of the last phase may be delayed
Q: Will Kellogg need any grounds restoration as a result of this project
In December 2008, it was announced that the U.S. Department of Energy had named Michigan State University’s National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (SCL) as the new home to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) project.
Project updates as of April 9th:
- A plan has been developed to build a temporary earth retention wall on top of tunnel lid up to the underside of the slab on grade to allow the backfilling operations to continue. This allows a larger portion of the linac support building to be constructed early, allowing early installation of technical equipment
- Continuing installation of radio frequency (rf) shafts on east end of project, as well as waterproofing and backfill
- Installing steam and condensate lines in the linac tunnel for temporary heat has begun
- Continuing work on target and hot cell concrete walls
21% of the structural steel is complete
- 56% of Reinforced-steel is complete
- 50% of concrete work is complete
- Partial demolition of the existing Cyclotron
- Build out of electrical and mechanical systems
- New six-story office addition, approx. 74,000 square feet
- First floor features, 265 seat auditorium
- Floors two through six will consist of perimeter office, with open space in center areas
- Start of construction: February 2015
- Substantial completion: April 2016
MSU College of Law – North Entrance Site Improvements
- Enhance existing main north entrance
- Recognize the MSU College of Law history - and its origins as the Detroit College of Law. The College intends to name the new entry the DCL Plaza.
- New entry canopy
- New outdoor seating area, which replaces some bike parking
- Relocation of two limestone friezes from Detroit, along with historical and donor recognition plaques
- Improvements to lighting, wi-fi, pavement and landscaping are planned.
Q: Could the removed bike parking be relocated?
A: Bike parking usage was studied prior to the planning of the project, and it was determined that these spaces were not fully used. Therfore, relocation is not planned at this time.
The project is anticipated to include:
- a more prominent entry;
- coaches’ offices;
- locker rooms;
- indoor practice green;
- public and player lounges and gathering spaces;
- public restrooms;
- small weight training area;
- club repair;
- display space.
The project is located within the Forest Akers Golf Course, with an entrance on Harrison Road, in the athletic and recreation district.
- All areas of the west course to remain open
- Periodic traffic impacts to facilitate material deliveries
- Start of construction: May 2015
- End of construction: January 2016
Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center - Agricultural Education Center Phase l
- Strengthen public/private industry relationships
- Enhance regional community education and outreach
- Agricultural industry meetings/training's
- High-tech distance learning, field-oriented education
- 11,200 square foot facility – 4,500 sqft exhibition hall
- Updates to classroom and commons area
- Gallery hall for regional ag initiatives and history
- Expect 2,000 – 5,000 visitors to SVREC annually
- Public water, natural gas, fiber extensions – neighbor access
- Industry funded – industry board input – local input
- Construction start: June 2015
- Ready for occupancy: October 2015
Sheep Lambing and Research Facility
- Demolition of existing “old” wing and construction of new
- Creation of lab and procedure space
- Enhancement of existing animal pen and feeding areas
- Personnel space being added, along with parking/access
- Natural gas, septic and connectivity services
- Essentially becomes non-public visitation/viewing
- Construction start: August 2015
- Ready for occupancy: November 2015
Crop Science - Field Laboratory - Addition 2 - Greenhouse
- Expansion of potato breeding and genetics program
- Additional space required needed for expansion
- GM potatoes and certified seed production – separation required for certification
- Spatial organization of research activities at field lab
- Basic site work
- Polycarbonate sidewall and Durafilm roof additions
- Connection to existing field lab to be constructed
- Existing field lab facilities provide infrastructure support
- Personnel already on site for “related” research and teaching may be impacted
- Construction start: July 2015
- Completion and fully operational: September 2015
MSU Police Special Response Team Operations Center
- Relocation of existing facilities (former Michigan State Police) for Special Housing project
- Equipment and vehicle storage plus personnel space – one building
- Also serves as Regional Response Team Operations Center
- Provides optimal location for incorporation with other trainings
- High-bay wing for vehicle and equipment storage – drive-thru
- Low-bay wing for personnel lockers, equipment and briefing
- Site work, water, natural gas and septic
- Isolated area within existing training complex
- No public access – gated entry
- Access for regional participation
- Construction start: August 2015
- Ready for occupancy: October 2015
Construction Junctions will continue monthly on the second Thursday of every month at 8:30 a.m.
- May 14 - College of Law, room 343
- June 11 - College of Law, room 343
- July 9, College of Law, room 343