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September 11, 2014

Thursday, Sept. 11 | 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.

Chittenden Hall – Renovation

  • This project involves a comprehensive renovation that respects the historical features of the exterior and interior of the building.
  • Interior spaces to support the Graduate School program will drive the design and layout of these rooms.
  • Renovations will include building infrastructure, addressing needs such as plumbing, heating ventilation and air conditioning, electrical, life safety and data, building envelope and foundation and accessibility, including addition of an elevator and restrooms.
  • Lot 7 (south of Old Horticulture) is partially closed for the duration of the project.
  • The building will be partially occupied by the week of Sept. 15.
  • Construction started on Nov. 19, 2013.
  • Substantial completion will be fall 2014.

Q: Who was the architect for this project?

A: Hopkins Burns, a specialist in historic projects.

Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Nursing Care Unit Renovation

  • Renovations include modernized Critical Care Unit via flexible floor plan.
  • Project will centralize observation for 24-hour specialized care.
  • Mechanical upgrades include ventilation and temperature control.
  • Project will provide natural light and will install roof monitors and windows.
  • This project is anticipated to include an open flexible floor plan to allow for centralized observations and 24-hour specialized care, along with mechanical upgrades and the introduction of natural lighting. It is a total of 2,800 gross square feet.
  • Construction started in June 2014.
  • Substantial completion will be in September 2014.

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams – Building Structure

  • From present to October 2016, work will involve restriping and turning over one west-bound and two east-bound lanes.
  • Site fencing has moved to south end and the bike path is open.
  • Beginning November 2016, all four lanes of Wilson road will be re-opened.
  • Tower crane was erected and operational on Aug. 18 and is on the west end of the site.
    • The tower height is 171 feet.
    • Maximum capacity at full extension of 246 feet is 7,050 pounds, and maximum capacity at 104 feet is 22,050 pounds.

Kresge Courtyard Renovation

  • Project provides “outfitted” permanent accessible home for Summer Circle Theatre and to create an engaging outdoor environment for temporary art display, classes, music performance and informal gatherings.
  • Renovations include wall and pavement demolition, shrub removals and site-lighting relocations.
  • Project includes new brick walls, walkways, stage and refreshed landscaping
  • The utility work includes storm adjustments, electrical feed and lights.
  • Sustainability aspects: Brick from north wall will be salvaged and reused to rebuild walls and porous rubber pavement will utilize recycled tires.
  • Safety aspects: Pavement upgrades will provide a safer surface in courtyard.
  • Amphitheater design provides wheelchair access on two of the three levels.
  • Construction began May 2014.
  • The project is now substanitally complete.
  • A dedication is scheduled for Sept. 18.

Spartan Stadium North end-zone Video Tour


Other announcements

Construction Junctions will continue monthly on the second Thursday of every month at 8:30 a.m.

  • Oct. 9 (College of Law, room 343)
  • Nov. 13 (College of Law, room 343)
  • Dec. 11 (TBD)

Meeting presentation

Sep. 11, 2014 (pdf)