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January 2016

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

  • Snow and ice removal services:
  • Green practices for snow removal:

E-mail feedback, suggestions and comments to

Meet one of our snow-removal experts: Matt Bailey

Commuter Parking Lot 89 - reconstruct southeast section

Project details

  • The southeast section as well as the bus loop road at Commuter Parking Lot 89 was scheduled for reconstruction sometime in the next three to five years.
  • This work is now being expedited to coordinate with the Solar Array Carport project, and allow the work to be done in the most efficient and cost effective way

Project scope

  • Full-depth reconstruction of the bus loop road as well as the most southeastern portion of the lot.
  • Milling and repaving of the southwest section of the lot.


  • Construction start: May 2016
  • Construction completion: June 2016

MSU Scene Shop – construct replacement building

Project details: 

  • The existing Scene Shop location is being utilized as part of the 1855 Place project, and thus requires relocation of the shop to another site.

Project scope:

  • Replace 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

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB)

In December 2008, it was announced that the U.S. Department of Energy had named Michigan State University’s National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (SCL) as the new home to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) project. 

Project updates as of January 2016:

  • Overhead mechanical, electrical and plumbing are being installed in Linac tunnel
  • Air handlers and exhaust fans are being installed in the mechanical area
  • Interior masonary work is ongoing
  • Overhead bridge crane installation in ERC is in progress
  • Shielding plate has been installed in the pre-separation area
  • Cooling tower piping is being installed
  • High voltage platform has been installed in ERC area

Cyclotron Building - office addition - phase III


To expand the office portion of the facility to accomodate the new staff, faculty and students that are being hired in support of the FRIB project

Project Scope 

  • Partial demolition of the existing Cyclotron
  • Build out of electrical and mechanical systems
  • New six-story office addition, approx. 74,000 square feet
  • First floor features, 265 seat auditorium
  • Floors two through six will consist of perimeter office, with open space in center areas

Construction update

  • Concrete decks were completed in October 2015
  • High roof was completed in November 2015
  • Interior drywall began in November 2015
  • Building was temporarily enclosed in December 2015
  • Brick work was completed at end of December 2015
  • Air handlers will be set on the roof sometime in January 2016 as well as electrical equipment


  • Start of construction: February 2015 
  • Ready for occupancy: August 2016 

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

Meeting presentation

January 2016 (pdf)