Facilities Focus - July 2019 - Volume 3

Facilities Focus logo featuring various IPF staff members at work

July 9, 2019

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Graphic of Barry the Barrel and wording Construction Junction

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Board of Trustees upcoming agendas

September agenda

  • No construction project agenda items scheduled at this time

​​​​​October agenda

  • No construction project agenda items scheduled at this time

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STEM teaching, learning and interdisciplinary research facility - update

  • Project milestones:
    • Mass timber erection has started on the south side of the complex.
    • Steel erection on the classroom addition is complete and the concrete floor slabs are installed.
    • Demolition in the existing Power Plant is nearing completion.
    • Underground utility installations (water, steam, electric) are on-going.
    • A construction site web-camera has been installed for 24/7/365 viewing.
  • Impact updates:
    • Red Cedar Road is closed from Wells Hall to West Shaw Lane until August.
    • Construction traffic will continue until November 2020.
Photo of Ken Gottschalk

 

 

For comments, questions or concerns, contact project manager, Ken Gottschalk, (517) 353-7234 or gottsc20@msu.edu

Mass timber erection has started on south side of STEM facility
Mass timber erection has started on south side of STEM facility
Concrete installation on the second floor of the classroom addition
Concrete installation on the second floor of the classroom addition
Slab-on-grade concrete for the south side of the STEM addition
Slab-on-grade concrete for the south side of the STEM addition
Masonry for the new STEM elevator being constructed on the south side of the old Power Plant
Masonry for the new STEM elevator being constructed on the south side of the old Power Plant
Boiler demolition in progress inside of the old Power Plant
Boiler demolition in progress inside of the old Power Plant
Demolition of the existing steel boiler drums (the drum wall is 2-inches thick and very heavy)
Demolition of the existing steel boiler drums (the drum wall is 2-inches thick and very heavy)
View from webcam

 

 

Project webcam link.

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Wonders Hall - teaching, learning and student support renovations - update

  • Project milestones:
    • All work in the south residence wing is expected to be completed in July.
    • Drywall installation on the first floor and second-floor center core area will start mid-July.
    • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins will finish by the end of July.
  • Impact updates:
    • Continued temporary egress route detours
    • Continued construction noise
Photo of Matt Postma

 

 

For comments, questions or concerns, contact project manager, Matt Postma, (517) 353-9223 or postmama@msu.edu

Newly installed ductwork and piping on the second floor
Newly installed ductwork and piping on the second floor
New ductwork and overhead drywall in the second-floor hallway
New ductwork and overhead drywall in the second-floor hallway
New domestic water lines in the basement
New domestic water lines in the basement
First-floor Kiva after MEP demolition
First-floor Kiva after MEP demolition
Newly installed steel columns and beams on the second floor
Newly installed steel columns and beams on the second floor

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Veterinary Medical Center - A-Wing - second floor locker room - update

  • Project milestones:
    • Completion of drywall installation.
    • Commencement of painting of walls.
    • Installation of ceiling tile and grid to start mid-July.
  • Impact updates:
    • Continued construction noise
Photo of Matt Postma

 

 

For comments, questions or concerns, contact project manager, Matt Postma, (517) 353-9223 or postmama@msu.edu

New concrete masonry unit walls in the center of locker room
New concrete masonry unit walls in the center of locker room
New steel framing in locker room
New steel framing in locker room
Newly installed overhead drywall and insulation
Newly installed overhead drywall and insulation
New plumbing for sinks and toilet in A217D
New plumbing for sinks and toilet in A217D
Drywall installed in new clean linen room A220
Drywall installed in new clean linen room A220

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FRIB - High Rigidity Spectrometer (HRS) - update

  • Project milestones:
    • Completion of drywall installation.
    • Commencement of painting of walls.
    • Installation of ceiling tile and grid to start mid-July.
  • Impact updates:
    • Continued construction noise
Photo of Todd Elkin

 

 

For comments, questions or concerns, contact project manager, Todd Elkin, (517) 908-7749 or elkin@frib.msu.edu

Cryo lines traversing new concrete structure
Cryo lines traversing new concrete structure
Structural steel installation
Structural steel installation
Slab-on-grade and concrete shielding wall
Slab-on-grade and concrete shielding wall

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Valuable information for our campus customers logo

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Campus road milling and repaving projects

  • July 15-16
    • West Holden Hall Circle Drive/Birch Road
  • July 17-19
    • Shaw Lane (east, eastbound and westbound lanes, between Holmes and Akers Halls)
  • July 22-23
    • Shaw Lane (north and south, at MSU College of Law)
  • July 24-25
    • Shaw Lane (north and south, between Erickson Hall and Anthony Hall/Engineering)
  • July 26
    • Service Road (between Farm Lane and Bogue Street)
  • July 29
    • Physics Road (in front of Kresge Art Center)
  • July 29-31
    • Farm Lane / Physics Road / Psychology Road (north campus "triangle")

Other road closure and detour information can be found here.

Map showing areas of summer road milling and repaving

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Capital Project Delivery Guide now available

Describing the planning, design and construction phases for new and renovated campus facilities, this guide will help you better understand the processes involved as we partner with you to progress from initial planning through occupancy of the completed space. 

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IPF Key Shop..."the powers that key"

Their team of locksmiths, access control experts, trades helpers and students:

  • Process key requests.
  • Respond to trouble calls (lockouts, lost keys, core changes).
  • Install, repair and replace locks and other door hardware.
  • Create new key codes.
  • Key and re-key buildings.
  • Check out temporary keys to IPF employees.
  • Manage safe/vault codes.
  • Core padlocks and filing cabinets.
  • Basically...help keep campus running 24/7/365.

How can I get a key?

  • Navigate to the Keys and Locks area on the IPF website and select “Keys Only Service Request form” under Key-Specific Services. Only those who are designated as authorized signers are allowed to request keys. Please refer to Section 225 of the Manual of Business Procedures for information on who in your area is an authorized signer.

How we partner with Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS)

  • RHS gets residence hall keys from the IPF Key Shop after they have been cut, stamped, and recorded. After that, RHS oversees tracking and check out of these keys. If someone loses their keys, they should report it to RHS to get a spare and/or have their locks changed (a fee is charged).

If you've gotten great service from the IPF Key Shop, feel free to "sing our praises"...even if you are "off-key"!

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Red Cedar River Clean Up

Volunteers are needed for the Red Cedar River Cleanup event on Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Infrastructure Planning and Facilities in partnership with Michigan United Conservation Clubs and the MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife are hosting this event and welcome all who would like to lend a hand to Mother Earth.

More details and registration information are available on the IPF website.

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2018 Water Quality Report

The annual report on the source and quality of your drinking water on campus is now available.

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Stories from Team IPF logo

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Photo of mowing robot at work

Summer arrives…and so does Mowbot!

This is the first summer that Landscape Services is testing their autonomous lawn-mowing robot. So far, Munn, Cherry Lane, Veterinary Medicine, Spartan Village and I.M. Sports – East fields have all been cut using this new technology.

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IPF helps the MSU community memorialize its people and history

For more than 150 years, MSU and IPF have given campus and community members the opportunity to celebrate the lives of those dear to them via the Commemorative Tree and Bench Program.

Photo of commemorative tree plaque on tree near Cowles House

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Photo of EMMA the floor cleaning robot

IPF employee EMMA celebrates its one-year anniversary

The Enabling Mobile Machine Automation floor scrubber, more affectionately known as EMMA, is an 881-pound robot that operates both manually and autonomously, scrubbing multiple levels of the BPS facility every day.

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Feedback

We welcome any comments, questions or suggestions on how we can improve communications with you, our campus partners.

Please forward your comments to the IPF Communications department at IPF.Communications@msu.edu

Thank you!