December 10, 2015
Thursday, December 10 | 8:30 a.m. | MSU College of Law room 343
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.
2015-16 campus snow communications
It’s snow season. Be snow safe!
- Don’t rush – give yourself time to get to work
- Drive carefully
- Dress warmly
- Wear sensible shoes
- Watch where you are walking
- Shorten the length of your stride while walking
- Check the forecast before heading outside
- 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.
Salt and ice-melt compound
- Dial 353-1760 to report icy spots on campus.
- It takes time for the ice-melt compound to take effect
Sidewalks and parking lots
- 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
Residence hall parking loops
- Parking is prohibited in residence hall loops between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.
- With 65 people plowing, 26,000+ spaces must be cleared before 6 a.m.
To request services or to report dangerous spots on campus, call 353-1760.
If you can’t call, tweet IPF (@MSUFacilities) to report snow concerns (and to send photos).
For more information on MSU’s snow-removal plans, visit ipf.msu.edu.
- Snow and ice removal services: http://ipf.msu.edu/services/snow-and-ice-removal.html
- Green practices for snow removal: http://ipf.msu.edu/green/practices/snow-removal.html
E-mail feedback, suggestions and comments to email@example.com.
- 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
- Replacement windows with efficient, thermally broken windows will support humidity levels for the building without excessive condensation
- Window surface finishes will also be restored
- 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
- Construction start: May 9, 2016
- Construction completion: August 2016
- 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
- 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
- Construction start: Summer 2015
- Ready for occupancy: Summer 2017
- Project designed with open\flexible labs for 33 principal investigators
- Shelled floor for an additional 11 PIs
- Vivarium built to accommodate 44 PIs
- 162,680 gross square feet
- Federal grant helped fund project
- Demolition complete: May 2015
- Construction start: June 2015
- Substantial completion: July 2017
- Provides accessible, family restrooms adjacent to children’s garden, replacing the portable units.
- Increases safety for children. (The nearest restrooms were in the Plant and Soil Sciences Building and required walking through the parking lot.)
- Encourages efficiency of programs with nearby facilities.
- Accommodates ADA needs for all garden visitors and staff.
- Facility is easily cleaned and maintained
- Building includes two restrooms and a mechanical room; approximately 360 square feet.
- Occupancy sensors, as well as natural light, have been installed.
- Building will automatically lock, accommodating seasonal hours.
- Two drinking fountains are located on entry exterior.
- Completed project will not affect existing pedestrian circulation.
- Building is now winterized for the off-season, and will re-open in Spring
- Construction start: June 2015
- Ready for use: October 2015
- This project involves a four-story research lab building that is designed to facilitate interdisciplinary research and interaction among all occupants.
- The building is 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.
- The north drive off of Service Road, east of the Life Science building has been removed.
- Life Science loading dock access is now from the South off Woodlot Dr.
- Construction traffic will decrease as project wraps up.
- Construction started in September 2013.
- Project completion date: end of December 2015
- Provides expansion for potato breeding and genetics program
- Provides separation of GM potatoes and certified seed production
- Provides spatial organization of research activities at field lab
- Basic site work
- Polycarbonate sidewall and Durafilm roof
- Connection to existing field lab
- Construction start: July 1
- Completion and fully operational: November 15
- University was transitioning away from the annual Ag Expo which resulted in a significant loss of off-season storage
- Project provides replacement storage space
- Brings the storage into the operational area
- Eliminates transportation issues related to multiple storage sites
- Post-frame construction
- 66 x 216 (14,256 square feet)
- Site + Gravel Floor + Building (no utilities)
- Construction start: October 15
- Construction completion: December 4
- Relocated existing facilities (former Michigan State Police) for 1855 Place project
- Provides one building for equipment and vehicle storage plus personnel space
- 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
- Construction start: October 1
- Ready for occupancy: December 1
- Replace aging cooling equipment at the end of its useful service life.
- Implement a comprehensive, long-range plan to create a regional chilled water loop among six buildings:
- Engineering Building
- Anthony Hall
- Food Science
- Natural Resources
- Communication Arts and Sciences
- Create a chilled-water network serving the affected buildings as efficiently as possible.
- Chilled-water loop
- Site excavation near Engineering Building south wing
- Site excavation between Engineering’s Dow wing and Anthony Hall
- New chilled-water main piping
- Equipment upgrades in satellite buildings (phase two)
- Addition of pumps and controls in Natural Resources, Packaging and Communication Arts and Sciences
- De-commission aging electric chiller at Communication Arts
- Chiller replacement at Engineering Building (phase two)
- Replace steam absorption chillers with new electric chillers
- Expand building electrical substation
- New roof-mounted cooling towers
Energy and sustainability
- New chillers at the Engineering Building produce chilled water using 60% less energy than the absorption machines currently installed.
- New chillers will fit in the existing mechanical room, avoiding excessive site disturbance for a building addition.
- Engineering chillers will be large enough to be “base loaded” vs. Anthony and Food Science chillers.
- Most efficient machines in the loop will meet cooling demand at all six buildings for majority of the year.
- Project will avoid investing in a chiller plant at both the Engineering Building and Communication Arts and Sciences.
- Pedestrian detours will be clearly marked during site construction.
- Construction zones will be properly separated to prevent unauthorized access.
- Building crane lifts will be coordinated in advance.
- No adverse parking impacts.
- Site access will require contractor coordination and just-in-time deliveries.
- Pedestrian circulation on-site will be impacted in Summer 2015, with minimal impacts lasting until April 2016.
- Construction start: May 2015
- Pedestrian circulation restored: Aug. 14, 2015
- Substantial completion of chiller system: April 2016
- The existing intercollegiate golf facility was built in 1958.
- Built with residential-grade construction, the building requires ongoing maintenance.
- The conversion of the outdoor pavilion into an indoor practice area in 2006 served to extend the building’s functionality, but falls far short in comparison to competing Big Ten facilities.
- A new facility is necessary to enable the recruitment, training and development of future athletes and to ensure continued success of the MSU Golf Team.
- 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
Henry Center for Executive Development – Alterations to Level A (Executive MBA)
- Provide the Executive MBA program a more visible physical presence within the Henry Center for Executive Development.
- Provide students more convenient access to the departmental office and the new business center.
- Better utilize the limited remaining prime square footage within the building.
- Relocate and re-configure an existing walk-in cooler.
- Re-route the building corridor through the interior space providing prime space for new offices.
- Convert an under-utilized coat closet into a Business Center for staff and student use.
- Construct approximately 900 square feet of offices, meeting space, work area and reception.
- Minor impact on availability of parking spaces.
- Limited use of the service corridor during cooler relocation.
- Temporary closure of the building corridor.
- Brief fire alarm and fire suppression shutdowns.
- Construction start: July 13
- Ready for occupancy: November 20
- To increase the reliability of the natural gas delivery system to the T.B. Simon Power Plant.
- Installation of a new 12” natural gas pipeline from Mt Hope Road to a new meter stand at the Power Plant (previously installed by Consumers Energy)
- The existing gas service to the Power Plant will remain connected for redundancy.
- Augmentation to several miles of high pressure main in Lansing area.
- Project site is isolated to the service district of south campus at the T.B. Simon Power Plant and adjacent areas.
- Pipeline installation is being performed by Consumers Energy.
- Site restoration will be performed by the Infrastructure Planning and Facilities Landscape Services department.
- Construction start: October 2015
- Gas service complete: December 2015
- Project complete: June 2016
- To provide a substation with increased capacity and reliability to deliver power to FRIB and the T.B. Simon Power Plant.
- 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.
- Construction start: January 2016
- Power available: March 2017