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February 2017

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.

2016-17 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

Safety

  • 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 snowplan@ipf.msu.edu.

Veterinary Medical Center - alterations to room E100 and corridor

Project details:

  • Renewed investment in these instructional resources is necessary to provide the facilities and technology that support our teaching and learning and contribute to the success of our students.
  • Comprehensive renovation will create high-impact educational environments that:
    • Engage students in active learning
    • Provide opportunities for research and leadership in instructional methods
    • Foster innovation through technology rich environments

Project scope:

  • Comprehensive renovation of lecture hall E100 to include: new ceilings, lighting, flooring, paint, marker boards, technology and furniture
  • Renovation of adjacent corridor to provide student seating, collaboration space, and informal learning opportunities which will include: new ceiling, lighting, paint, electrical and furniture
  • Addition of a single-use, gender-neutral restroom; and quiet study/testing space

Impacts:

  • Increased construction traffic in and out of the west side of the building
  • Noise and dust typical with a demolition project

Timeline:

  • Construction start: May 8
  • Ready for occupancy: Aug. 16

Spartan Stadium - South End Zone Addition

Project details:

  • The south end of Spartan Stadium is lacking in fan amenities, with limited concessions and no restrooms.
  • Fans must use facilities in the east or west sides of the stadium that are inconvenient and create congestion.
  • The Department of Homeland Security has recommended changes to the entry gates at the Stadium.

Project scope:

  • Construction of an approximately 18,500 to 20,000 gross square foot single-story structure to include:
  • Approximately 236 bathroom fixtures (130 women, 103 men, and three gender-neutral)
  • Four concession stand areas (completed as a separate project for the 2018 football season)
  • Movement of the ticket gates out from the Stadium structure to meet Department of Homeland Security recommendations.
  • Modification of Parking Lot 79
    • Extending it to the west
    • Converting lot to pay-per-space
    • Maintaining the existing parking capacity
    • Maintaining the main pedestrian pathway between the track and field bleachers and Parking Lot 79.

Impacts:

  • The eastern portion of Parking Lot 79 will be reduced to half capacity starting Feb. 18 (pending BOT approval) and lasting through June. The entire lot will be inaccessible from early July through mid August.
  • Coordination with other concurrent projects in the area (Spartan Stadium field lighting installation and Ralph Young hockey field replacement) will be ongoing
  • Limiting impacts to campus events (Odyssey of the Mind, Green and White Spring Game, etc.) will involve coordination with DPS and other entities

Timeline:

  • Construction start - February 2017
  • Ready for occupancy - Aug. 21, 2017

Bessey Hall - alterations to first and second floors

Project details:

  • The last major investments in this space occurred in 2014 on the third floor.
  • Renewed investment in these instructional resources is necessary to provide the facilities and technology that support our teaching and learning and contribute to the success of our students.
  • Comprehensive renovations will create high-impact educational environments that:
    • Engage students in active learning
    • Provide opportunities for research and leadership in instructional methods
    • Foster innovation through technology rich environments

Project scope:

  • Comprehensive renovation of the first and second-floor instructional space (including 11 classrooms and one lecture hall) to include: new ceilings, lighting, flooring, paint, marker boards, window treatments, technology and furniture
  • Renovation of adjacent corridors to provide student seating, collaboration and informal learning opportunities which will include: new ceiling, lighting, flooring, paint, electrical and furniture
  • Potential addition of a single use restroom, quiet study and testing spaces

Impacts:

  • Limited impact to adjacent academic and academic support functions
  • Project team will coordinate with building occupants

Timeline:

  • Construction start: May 8
  • Ready for occupancy: Aug. 16

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

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

Meeting presentation

Februaryy 2017 (pdf)