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August 2016

Construction Junctions are Infrastructure Planning and Facilities’s monthly public presentations designed to update/inform the public of various projects currently in design, nearing construction and under construction.

IM Sports West – replace pool and locker room HVAC systems

Project details:

  • The heating and ventilating (HVAC) equipment serving the natatorium and locker room is deteriorating and is in need of replacement.
  • Many of the units are non-operational and the equipment serving the pool does not provide any dehumidification to control the space relative humidity levels.

Program scope:

  • Replace the existing HVAC equipment with energy efficient systems that will provide code required ventilation to each space and maintain proper indoor temperature and relative humidity conditions in the natatorium
  • Replace ductwork serving indoor pool and locker rooms
  • Reinforce structure
  • Upgrade electrical system as needed for new equipment
  • Infill openings between natatorium and adjacent locker rooms/mechanical spaces
  • Maintain the pool at a slight negative pressure to adjacent spaces to separate pool environment from adjacent spaces and prevent further corrosion of locker rooms
  • Remove ceiling cloud and upgrade lights in associated areas
  • Replace manual pool temperature system with automatic pool water control system
  • Extend fire protection system to renovated areas
  • Replace and upgrade fire alarm as required in renovated areas

Timeline:

  • Construction start: May 2017
  • Project completion: September 2017

1855 Place

Project details:

  • Create a living environment that supports both single students and student families around the resources they need to be academically successful
  • Create an institutional asset to further our world class land-grant mission
  • Consolidate office spaces from across campus, freeing up space for academic programs while saving resources and improving communication
  • Create synergies between Residential and Hospitality Services and Intercollegiate Athletics

Project Scope: 

  • 102,000 square foot mixed use office building (LEED Silver): RHS offices, Intercollegiate Athletics offices and retail
  • 438,000 square foot student apartments: Single student apartments (Studio, 2BR, 4BR), Family housing apartments (1BR, 2BR)
  • Parking (2,075 spaces): Student (apartments), Event\staff, Deck
  • Funding Source – auxiliary funds: RHS, Intercollegiate Athletics, and parking

Timeline:

  • Construction start: Summer 2015
  • Ready for occupancy: Summer 2017

Breslin Student Events Center - facility upgrades 

Project details:

  • To enhance the student, alumni, fan and public experience by improving the functionality of the Events Center

  • Create a lasting legacy by integrating a sense of Spartan tradition throughout the facility

  • Extend the useful life of the building by improving services to the fans and implementing major maintenance items

Project scope:

  • Project will be divided into two phases: facility upgrades and athletics addition
    • Phases will be designed in a way that allows minimal rework
    • Phases will be fully coordinated throughout design and construction
  • Phase one:
    • 22,000 square foot addition around building
    • Expansion of concourse, renovate/upgrade restroom facilities, increase fixture count, renovate concessions stands
    • Improve entry vestibules to main concourse
    • Improve finish levels and experience on concourse
    • Improve site conditions for ingress and egress
    • Improve site security
    • Replace chiller system
    • Connect to East Lansing water system
  • Phase two: 
    • 30,000 square foot addition
    • Create sense of main entry; destination to the building
    • Create Hall of History
    • Club / meeting space / restaurant bar

Timeline:

  • Construction start: January 2016
  • Ready for occupancy: August 2017

T.B. Simon Power Plant – Upgrade Utility Substation

Project details

  • To provide a substation with increased capacity and reliability to deliver power to FRIB and the T.B. Simon Power Plant.

Project Scope

The project consists of the following three elements:

  • Underground 138 kV transmission line from the existing Michigan Electric Transmission Company transmission line north to the substation.
  • Installation of a larger capacity substation consisting of two transformers with space for a future third transformer.
  • Connection to the new switch house being installed by FRIB.

Timeline 

  • Construction start: January 2016
  • Power available: March 2017

Engineering Building - alterations to suite 1515

Project Details: 

  • In order to support the teaching, learning and research efforts of the newly created Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering as well as the College of Engineering, creation of new functional offices in the Engineering Building is needed.

Project Scope

  • Renovation of suite 1515, including creation of a second floor within the space to facilitate the program
  • Creation of an office suite for the department chairperson and staff, including a workroom
  • Twenty-five faculty offices, three visiting scholar shared offices, ten post doc workstations, one hundred twenty graduate assistant workstations and one academic specialist office
  • Shared space to include conferencing areas, collaboration enclaves and study rooms

Impacts:

  • Library will be permanently closed and study space relocated to another part of the building (east wing).
  • Pedestrian access to courtyard from the south will be restricted through construction.
  • Short duration crane lift activity to bring new equipment into the mechanical penthouse.

Timeline:

  • Construction start: Jan. 2016
  • Ready for occupancy: Aug. 2016

Commuter Parking Lot 89 - reconstruct southeast section

Project details

  • The southeast section as well as the bus loop road at Commuter Parking Lot 89 was scheduled for reconstruction sometime in the next three to five years.
  • This work is now being expedited to coordinate with the Solar Array Carport project, and allow the work to be done in the most efficient and cost effective way

Project scope

  • Full-depth reconstruction of the bus loop road as well as the most southeastern portion of the lot.
  • Milling and repaving of the southwest section of the lot.

Timeline

  • Construction start: May 2016
  • Construction completion: July 2016

Sheep Lambing and Research Facility

Project Scope

  • Demolition of existing “old” wing and construction of new
  • Creation of lab and procedure space
  • Enhancement of existing animal pen and feeding areas

Impacts

  • Personnel space being added, along with parking/access
  • Natural gas, septic and connectivity services
  • Essentially becomes non-public visitation/viewing

Timeline

  • Construction start: June 1
  • Ready for occupancy: Sept. 1

Music Practice Building - replace windows

Project details:

  • The windows in Music Practice date to the building’s construction in 1968 and no longer provide adequate insulation or environmental protection
  • Humidity fluctuations increase the stress and maintenance costs of instruments within the building, and impact the operations of the College of Music

Project Scope:

  • Replacement windows with efficient, thermally broken windows will support humidity levels for the building without excessive condensation
  • Window surface finishes will also be restored

Impacts

  • Existing loading dock parking area may be needed for temporary staging area during construction
  • Possible temporary re-routing of pedestrian traffic during construction at adjacent sidewalk east of building

Timeline:

  • Construction start: May 9, 2016
  • Construction completion: August 2016

Construction Junction presentations will be available online by the seventh of each month

Meeting presentation

August 2016 (pdf)