Facilities Focus - June 2019 - Volume 2

Facilities Focus logo featuring various IPF staff members at work

June 7, 2019

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Graphic of Barry the Barrel and wording Construction Junction

You can also view the June 2019 YouTube video. However, this month's video will be our last. CJ information will now be available via this newsletter exclusively. Older videos can be viewed via our YouTube channel.

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McDonel Hall - replace domestic water service - update

  • Project milestones:
    • Abatement in sections A through G is complete.
    • Replacement of domestic hot- and cold-water piping in sections A and F is complete. 
    • Replacement of domestic hot- and cold-water piping in sections B and G is underway. The new piping has been installed, but is not yet connected to the risers. 
    • Replacement of domestic hot-water piping in section C is underway.  
  • Impact updates:
    • There will be a temporary shutdown of domestic hot- and cold-water service to the entire facility from June 10-25.
    • Restrooms will be unavailable.

 

Photo of Bryan Anderson

For comments, questions or concerns, contact project manager, Bryan Anderson, (517) 432-0583 or ande1101@msu.edu

Diagram of McDonel Hall section breakdown
Diagram of McDonel Hall section breakdown
McDonel Hall – Section A
McDonel Hall – Section A
McDonel Hall – Section F
McDonel Hall – Section F
McDonel Hall – Section G
McDonel Hall – Section G

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Campus water system improvements - Water Tower and Filtration Plant - update

  • Project milestones (Water tower):
    • The concrete pedestal that supports the steel water tank is now at full height.
    • Fabrication of the steel tank is in progress at the base of the pedestal.
    • The bottom cone and side walls of the steel tank will be assembled and painted and then hoisted to the top of the pedestal in late July.
    • The steel roof will then be lifted to the top of the tower, welded in place and painted; with completion expected in October.
  • Project milestones (Treatment Plant):
    • Exterior brickwork and installation of windows and doors is nearly complete.
    • The four large filtration tanks and chemical feed tanks are in place with piping installation in progress.
    • Casework in the water laboratory and breakroom has been installed.
    • Control rough-in for HVAC systems and water filtration/treatment systems is proceeding.
    • Interior painting and installation of floor finishes is underway.

 

Photo of Bob Nestle

For comments, questions or concerns, contact project manager, Bob Nestle, (517) 355-3372 or nestle@msu.edu

Water Tower (May 7)
Water Tower (May 7)
Water Tower (May 23)
Water Tower (May 23)
Water Treatment Plant
Water Treatment Plant
Project webcam shot
Project webcam shot

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Music Building Addition - update

  • Project milestones:
    • Structural concrete and steel installations are complete.
    • Rehearsal Room masonry enclosures are complete.
    • Interior renovation work is underway to support fall class activity
  • Impact updates:
    • Pedestrian travel diagonally through the site is closed off during the summer session.
    • Noise impacts due to typical construction activity are expected throughout the project.

 

Photo of Todd Wilson
Photo of Todd Wilson

For comments, questions or concerns, contact project manager, Todd Wilson, (517) 432-4355 or wilsont@msu.edu

View from the courtyard looking west
View from the courtyard looking west
Demolition progress in Music Practice Building room 103
Demolition progress in Music Practice Building room 103
Looking southeast from the new lobby Space toward I.M. Sports – Circle
Looking southeast from the new lobby Space toward I.M. Sports – Circle
Looking up through the skylight in Jazz Rehearsal (Murray Hall)
Looking up through the skylight in Jazz Rehearsal (Murray Hall)
West wall and skylight in Percussion Rehearsal
West wall and skylight in Percussion Rehearsal
Work in progress in Music Building room 120 in preparation for fall semester coursework and recitals
Work in progress in Music Building room 120 in preparation for fall semester coursework and recitals
Project webcam
Project webcam

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FRIB - Cryogenic Assembly Building (CAB) - update

  • Project milestones:
    • Building is enclosed, with trades finishing up interior lighting, fire protection and mechanical systems.
    • Exterior metal panel and brick installations are complete.
Photo of Jessica Kolp

For comments, questions or concerns, contact project manager, Jessica Kolp, (517) 908-7746 or kolp@frib.msu.edu

Progress on interior finishes
Progress on interior finishes
Progress on interior finishes
Progress on interior finishes
Exterior metal panel and brick installations
Exterior metal panel and brick installations
Exterior metal panel and brick installations
Exterior metal panel and brick installations
Installation of interior corridor
Installation of interior corridor

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Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building construction - update

  • Project milestones:
    • Furniture installation is complete.
    • Punch list items (last-minute, small details to be finished in a construction job) are being completed
    • Sidewalk installations are complete, and other site work is underway.
  • Impact updates:
    • Traffic on Service Road will continue to be heavy due to product delivery.
Photo of Carol Cool

For comments, questions or concerns, contact project manager, Carol Cool, (517) 353-8619 or coolcaro@msu.edu

First floor casual seating nearing completion
First floor casual seating nearing completion
Main conference room with marker walls.
Main conference room with marker walls.
Corridor is complete with mirrored ceiling and LED lighting
Corridor is complete with mirrored ceiling and LED lighting
Stairway between first and second floor
Stairway between first and second floor
Computational space kitchenette
Computational space kitchenette
Sidewalks complete, under drains installed and topsoil ready for distribution in the new courtyard space.
Sidewalks complete, under drains installed and topsoil ready for distribution in the new courtyard space.
Project webcam
Project webcam

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Summer energy conservation

  • During the summer months, please help conserve energy and remember to turn off monitors, fax machines, copiers and other energy consuming equipment when you leave for the day.
  • Simple actions save energy and you CAN make a difference. Exercising thermostat control is one of the best ways that individuals can help the university reduce energy costs as the seasons change.
  • Thermostats should be set no lower than 75 degrees. Compensate for temperature in your space by dressing for personal comfort. A one-degree change in the thermostat setting (higher in summer) saves the university about $225,000 per year.
  • Turn lights off when you are the last one to leave a room. Use day lighting when available and keep lights off, this will help your space stay cooler in the summer months.
  • Turn window air conditioners off at night or to a higher temperature so that it does not run as often. Close window shades if the sun is too hot and before you leave in the evening.
  • Laboratories should keep fume hood sashes closed for energy savings and safety reasons.

A public service energy message from the Director of Utilities Sherri Jett and Building Performance Services Manager Jason Vallance.

Go Green...Think Green...Act Green...and Turn it Off!

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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")
Map of summer road milling and repaving projects

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Shop MSU Surplus Store...always!

It's exciting to order items for your office space, classroom and laboratory...we get it.

Did you know that MSU Surplus Store can help your budget stretch farther (you might even say your budget gets 'boosted')?

Save your department money and shop smarter by always checking for items at the MSU Surplus Store before buying.

You will pay a fraction of the cost of new items, and the university doesn't have to purchase so many new items.

That not only increases the bottom line, but has environmental benefits as well! 

Surplus Store and Recycling Center logo

Check out some of our many items for sale at msusurplusstore.com. If you don't see what you're looking for, drop us an email at surpluss@msu.edu and we'll see if we have it!

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Facilities Coordinator Work Group

IPF staff have been facilitating regular meetings with building managers, coordinators, contacts and experts across MSU’s campus since 2016. As the group has gained momentum, the coordinators want to share meeting content with a broader audience.

The Facilities Coordinator Work Group (FCWG) meetings allow participants to present ideas and discuss solutions around facility related topics including industry best practices, sustainability, long range planning, maintenance, operations, renovations and campus facility coordination.

Campus customers and administrators network, develop relationships and share lessons learned. The meetings also provide an opportunity for members to present best practices so others can see MSU specific and real-world application examples that pertain to daily work activities.

Photo of one of the FCWG meetings

Some past meeting topics include:

  • IPF online resources
  • Water quality on campus
  • Interdepartmental communication tools
  • Campus Master Plan
  • IPF project workflow
  • IPF estimators
  • Key tracking application
  • Capital renewal – formerly J-I-T
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Facility Condition Assessment pilot program
  • MSU Police: Secure-In-Place Program
  • Pest management in IPF Custodial

Future meeting topics include:

  • MSU Police: parking/safety concerns 
  • Energy savings/green initiatives 
  • Telecom vs. IT Service Requests 
  • Equipment management/preventative maint. 
  • Facilities Information Tool
  • Office 365 – communication tools
  • Faculty Readiness projects
  • Promapp
  • Building envelope/environment maintenance 

If you would like to be part of this exciting group, contact IPF Planning, Design and Construction operations coordinator, Tiana Carter at carte282@msu.edu. Please include the following information in your email:

  • Name
  • Building you represent
  • Email address
  • Campus phone number

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Stories from Team IPF

 

 

Photo of Big Mo truck at Owen Hall

"Big Mo" to the rescue!

In the early hours of Thursday, May 30, electrical service entrance equipment at Owen Hall failed, causing a partial building power outage. A short time later, Team IPF was on the scene deploying their large, mobile electrical generator known affectionately as “Big Mo.”

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Landscape Services uses drone technology to track river erosion

Landscape Services recently embarked on a project started by an IPF student employee to restore the banks of the Red Cedar River using a drone to map existing erosion.

Photo of drone in flight

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Engineering Design Day logo

IPF helps students engineer a better tomorrow

IPF staff members recently helped five teams of engineering students complete and present projects for the College of Engineering’s Design Day in which the students show their capstone projects, celebrate their accomplishments and compete for awards. 

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!