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January 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.

Walking tours of campus

  • IPF’s Facility Information Services (FIS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) provides an online application which highlights walking tours of campus of varying lengths.
  • Visit: http://gis.msu.edu/walkingloops/
  • There you will find several different length walking loops around campus. Just click on any of the colored loops, and you will see the total distance. You can also view the location of various campus art installations that you can enjoy during your walk.

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.

Engineering Research Complex – addition and renovations (Fraunhofer Center expansion)

Project details:

  • To expand the Fraunhofer Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies (CCD) by renovating current space and building of an addition.

Project scope:

  • Currently being evaluated in design phase
  • Conversion of space in the Engineering Research Complex to laboratories and building of an office addition
    • Or utilize suite 32 and surrounding offices with minor upgrades and build a laboratory addition
  • Upgrading of existing electrical service
  • Consolidation of chillers, which will:
    • Free-up square footage in the space currently being occupied by mobile cooling units
    • Support existing infrastructure
    • Increase energy efficiency
    • Take advantage of “free” cooling

Impacts

  • Increased traffic in and around the Engineering Research Complex, Parking Lot 97 and Woodlot Drive

Timeline:

  • Construction start: April 2017
  • Ready for occupancy: December 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

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

Meeting presentation

January 2017 (pdf)