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May 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

Roads and parking lots

Why?

  • The asphalt conditions are to a point where safety is becoming a concern, and the pavement conditions will not last through another snow season with snow plowing.

Timeline

  • Work will begin sometime in mid-May, and last through early June

Impacts

  • There will be delays, but the goal is to maintain traffic flows.
  • Access into parking lots adjacent to roadway resurfacing will be temporarily closed during paving operations only.
  • Once the asphalt cools to vehicle traffic temperatures, we will reopen.
  • IPF will do its best to coordinate contractor schedules to line up the equipment needed for the weekend work to minimize the inconvenience to the campus community.
  • If inclement weather delays work, the areas that aren’t able to get paved will be reopened to traffic on the following Monday, allowing cars to drive on the milled asphalt.  Crews will then return after 5 p.m. during the week (weather depending) to pave the remaining areas to limit the impact to the community. Affected areas Kalamazoo St. (between Harrison Rd. and Dem Hall) Red Cedar Rd. (between Chestnut Rd. and Wells Hall) Shaw Lane (four areas between Red Cedar Rd. and Hagadorn Rd.) Crescent Road Bus Stop in front of Parking Ramp 5 (Comm Arts)

Business College Complex - Addition No. 2 - Pavilion

Project details

  • The MBA program in the Broad College of Business is ranked fourteenth among public universities and thirty-fifth overall in the latest U.S. News and World Report
  • However, the facility in which the MBA program is currently housed:
    • Hampers recruitment of top-rated students and faculty.
    • Restricts the range and type of possible learning activities and curricular innovations.
    • Lacks the appropriate quality and quantity of space commensurate with the College's aspirations to improve rankings and increase competitiveness with peer institutions.

Project goals

  • The pavilion will house the MBA program and professional graduate programs of the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management.
  • The facility, with its new teaching and learning spaces supporting a new curriculum, will foster an academic ecosystem that uses technology and collaborative spaces to train future business leaders, including engaging students with corporate executives, employers and alumni.

Project scope

  • Demolition of the west wing of the Eppley Center
  • Construction of a new 100,000 square foot, three-story structure including new pedestrian walkways to the Eppley Center and the North Business Complex.
  • The pavilion will include:
    • Classrooms
    • Teaching labs
    • Program offices
    • Career management offices
    • Interview facilities
    • Student interaction spaces
    • Multi-purpose spaces
    • Variety of amenity spaces
  • The facility will:
    • Create a new identity for the College
    • Integrate with the existing business complex to create a unified facility
    • Create an iconic presence and a prominent entrance for the College
    • Make best use of the site and encourage connections to the riverside

Impacts

  • Construction work/hours will be coordinated with adjacent buildings to minimize disturbance.
  • Site logistic plan has been developed to address safety of pedestrians, site fencing, sidewalk, and construction vehicles in/out of the site

Timeline

  • Construction start: June 2017
  • Construction complete: July 2019

Hubbard Hall - exterior masonry repair and window replacement

Project details

  • Restore the structural integrity of the masonry building envelope that has serious structural problems identified in a 2013 masonry investigation.
  • Building windows will be replaced since the existing windows need to be removed to perform the masonry repairs.
  • This project will be completed in four phases:
    • Southeast façade – 2016
    • Southwest façade – 2017
    • Northeast façade – 2018
    • Northwest façade – 2019

Impacts

  • Summer programs using residence halls–project limits use of Hubbard Hall to one living wing each summer 2016-2019.

Timeline

  • Construction start:  May 2017
  • Phase two completion:  July 31, 2017

 

Solar array carports

Project milestones (accomplishments/project phases completed during the past month)

  • Continuing micropile foundation installation in Lot 89 (Commuter Lot)
  • Began micropile foundation installation in Lot 91 (Service and Hagadorn Roads) on May 1
  • Receiving first carport canopies for Lot 89

Impact updates (pedestrian, traffic, building occupant, facility impacts expected in the coming month)

  • Designated parking lots will experience reduced availability as a result of temporary pre-notified vehicle relocation.

 

1855 Place

Project milestones (accomplishments/project phases completed during the past month)

  • Substantial completion of the interior of two more single student housing units
  • Finishes started on the first floor of the office/retail building
  • Site work, landscaping and concrete paving has resumed on site
  • Appliances and furniture deliveries continue for the single student apartment buildings
  • Metal panel installation has started on the office/retail building

Impact updates (pedestrian, traffic, building occupant, facility impacts expected in the coming month)

  • No new impacts are expected

Breslin Student Events Center – facility upgrades

Project milestones (a list of accomplishments/project phases completed during the past month)

  • Magic Johnson statue has been moved to its new permanent location
  • Electric chillers are on line
  • Demolition of existing restrooms and concessions complete at the southwest and southeast concourses

Impact updates (a list of any pedestrian, traffic, building occupant, facility impacts expected in the coming month)

  • Reduced capacity of southern concourses
  • Southern concessions and restrooms are offline
  • Hall of History gate will be egress-only for events

Spartan Stadium – South End Zone addition

Project milestones (a list of accomplishments/project phases completed during the past month)

  • Exterior masonry walls are complete
  • Underground plumbing and electrical within the building is complete
  • Concrete slabs in the building are complete
  • Prefabricated plumbing carriers and piping installations is underway

Impact updates (a list of any pedestrian, traffic, building occupant, facility impacts expected in the coming month)

  • Access to the southern end of the Stadium is restricted
  • Pedestrian detour around the South End Zone to Shaw Lane is in place Parking in Lot 79 has been temporarily reduced by one-third capacity

Spartan Stadium – install permanent field lighting

Project milestones (a list of accomplishments/project phases completed during the past month)

  • Caissons for the northeast and southeast light poles have been installed
  • Structural steel for lighting on the west tower has been installed
  • Roof patching is complete at the west tower

Impact updates (a list of any pedestrian, traffic, building occupant, facility impacts expected in the coming month)

  • Sidewalk closures and pedestrian detours on the west side of the Stadium will be scheduled in June
  • Closures at the access drive on the east side of the Stadium will be scheduled in June

 

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

Meeting presentation

May 2017 (pdf)