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December 12, 2013

Thursday, December 12 | 8:30 a.m. | S107 South Kedzie Hall

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

Campus Snow Plan

  • Do not dart out in front of or behind snow-removal equipment. It is large, loud and difficult to stop quickly.
  • Make eye contact with a snow-removal equipment operator before crossing in front of him/her.
  • Do not park so close to the sidewalk that your car’s bumper hangs over it.
  • Avoid parking in the part of a lot that has not yet been cleared.
  • Park where it’s plowed or wait a few minutes for the driver to finish and then park freely in the cleared lot.
  • Parking is prohibited in residence hall loops between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Snow event expected for this coming Friday and Saturday. IPF will do some pre-treatment work with brine solution.
  • Regarding bike lanes on campus: MSU clears the roads first and clears the bike lanes on subsequent pass.
  • Dial 353-1760 to request services or report icy spots on campus.

Kresge Courtyard Renovation

  • Will provide "outfitted" permanent, accessible, weather-friendly home for Summer Circle Theatre.
  • Will create engaging outdoor environment for temporary art displays, classes, music performance and informal gatherings.
  • Will involve new brick walls, walkways, stage and refreshed landscaping.
  • Renovations are compliant with the Campus Master Plan.
  • Parking impacts are not anticipated.
  • For safety, pavement upgrades will provide a safer surface in the courtyard.


  • Start of construction: April 2014
  • Substantial completion: May 23, 2014
  • Completion: June 2014 (weather-dependent)

Wilson Hall - Creative Commons Renovation

  • Will provide students with opportunities to innovate and connect with professionals in the industry and develop skills and attitudes that will prepare them for working in large corporations.
  • Will involve renotations to the central gathering space (C108) with collaborative spaces and high-technology offerings.
  • Will capitalize on renovation opportunities, including HVAC upgrades to equipment serving the space and replacing end-of-life plumbing service Wilson cafe on second floor.


  • Start of construction: May 2014
  • Substantial completion: Aug. 1, 2014

Q: Can you consider space for sound amplification or access for those with hearing concerns?

A: Yes, absolutely.

Q: Can you also consider higher stations, motorized so they can go higher or lower?

A:  Yes, we will coordinate with the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities throughout the project.

Butterfield Hall - Renovation

  • Project includes all major mechanical, electrical and ventilation upgrades and replacement.
  • Also includes floor and ceiling replacement, roofing and exterior repair, asbestos abatement, lighting upgrades, addition of life-safety systems, ADA code-required modifications and other related improvements.
  • Butterfield Hall will remain completely closed until May 30, 2014.


  • Project start: March 2013
  • Project substantial completion: June 2014

Landon Hall - Dining Renovation, Building Life Safety and Accessibility

  • Building requires major infrastructure repairs to electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems.
  • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing are installed in bathrooms.
  • Window demolition is starting.
  • Drywall is complete.


  • Construction start: June 17, 2013
  • Substantial completion: July 3, 2014

Bio Engineering Facility

  • Project includes a four-story research laboratory building that is designed to facilitate interdisciplinary research and interaction among all occupants/users, and the sharing of specialized research equipment, such as imaging.
  • 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.
  • Life Science east-side doors will remain closed until Christmas.
  • New waterline installation begins the week of Christmas (weather permitting).
  • Effective Dec. 16, on-street parking on Woodlot Drive (south end of construction zone) will be removed to accomodate snow-removal activities.


  • Construction start date: September 2013
  • Construction end date: September 2015

West Circle Housing Complex – Infrastructure Improvements – 2014 (Phase 2 of 2)

  • Second phase of a two-phase project.
  • New steam tunnel, electric service, communication ducts, and water main replacing 50-year-old services.
  • Improved reliability for all utility services.
  • Some early work to begin in March 2014.
  • Visible construction will be complete by August 2014.
  • Some parking loss due to Delta Court (West Circle Housing Complex planned to be vacant for summer 2014).

North Campus Infrastructure Improvements – West Circle Drive 2014 (Phase 3 of 4)

  • The north campus arch-style steam tunnels are 87 to 102 years old and have significantly deteriorated.
  • The structural anchors, pipe supports and steam equipment within these tunnels are also severely deteriorated and require replacement or repair for safe and reliable operation of the steam-distribution system.
  • The project includes road reconstruction (pedestrian, bicyclist and vehicular safety improvements), communication, water and electrical-distribution improvements to the north campus region.
  • This is the third segment of a four-segment project.
  • Early project construction is scheduled for November 2013 through April 2014.
  • Site construction scheduled May 2014 through mid-August 2014.
  • Sheet-piling work will take place over holiday break (through Jan. 6).
  • Parking spaces in Lot 9 (possibly up to nine spots) could be impacted due to water-main work through Jan. 6.

Chittenden Hall – Renovation

  • Renovations to support and create a visible location for the Graduate School.
  • Consistent with comprehensive renewal projects completed at Eustace-Cole Hall and Marshall-Adams Hall.
  • Comprehensive renewal while preserving its historical character.
  • Building has been vacant since 1999 to present and is waiting renewal.
  • Over the next couple of weeks, there will be some digging around the hall and some paint/asbestos abatement inside of the building.

Meeting presentation

December 12, 2013 (PDF)