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.
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 project is located in the city of Grand Rapids in the North Monroe neighborhood as part of the "Medical Mile"
- The project site abuts both Michigan Street and Monroe Avenue and has additional land available for possible future additions
- The project will create a bio-medical research building which wil build on the success of MSU parnerships and medical education in west Michigan
- 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
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 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
- Construction start: January 2016
- Ready for occupancy: August 2017
- The existing Scene Shop location was displaced as part of the 1855 Place project, and thus required relocation of the shop to another site.
- Replaced Scene Shop and related storage located at former State Police Post site
- 10,000 square feet (pole barn type construction)
- Integral component of Department of Theatre course curriculum
- Scene Shop supports construction of sets for Department of Theatre and Music Opera Program performances
- Facility includes production areas, offices, mechanical room, restrooms and tool room
- Start of construction: October 2015
- Ready for occupancy: December 2015
- 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
Kellogg Center - alterations to rooms 61, 62 and Corniche Room
- To update both the aesthetics and technology in the rooms
- Demolition of all room interiors
- Installation of new flooring and wall coverings
- Installation of new lighting and electrical
- New technology
- The Corniche Room and rooms 61 and 62 will be offline during construction.
- Construction start: December 1, 2015
- Ready for occupancy: March 1, 2016
Giltner Hall - alterations to rooms 39, 40, 41, 65, 67, 344A and 363
- Project is being completed utilizing the Faculty Readiness Project process, which strives to proactively plan for potential new hires, shorten the bidding process, and work closely with colleges to deliver a project that is of high quality, time and cost efficiant and supports the advancement of the university's research agenda.
- The FRP team is designing and constructing a new zebrafish facility and various supporting lab/office spaces for two new Integrative Biology research recruits.
Rooms 39, 40 and 41
- Security access (various areas)
- Lighting controls
- Cosmetic upgrades to room 39 office
- Shoring of floor from subbasement
- Connect to Aquaneering Fish Lab equipment including three large fish tank rows in the main fish room
- New flooring, ceiling and furniture in the Developmental Lab
- Quarantine Room
- Changing Room for new fish facility
- Infill of existing lab door
- Add mechanical room with equipment for the labs own HVAC system to provide required air changes and temperature requirements for fish rooms
- Exterior door/masonry work for entryway to new mechanical room
Rooms 65 and 67
- Add wall in room 67 to separate imaging and injection areas
Rooms 344A and 363
- Cosmetic upgrades to labs/office on third floor
- Construction noise
- Steam shutdowns
- Construction start: March
- Ready for occupancy: July