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.
2016-17 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 ipf.msu.edu.
- Snow and ice removal services: http://ipf.msu.edu/services/snow-and-ice-removal.html
- Green practices for snow removal: http://ipf.msu.edu/green/practices/snow-removal.html
E-mail feedback, suggestions and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water intrusion events
Important points to remember:
- With extreme cold temperatures, plumbing and HVAC infrastructure can be vulnerable to freezing and breakage.
- Warmer temperatures do not mean the end of winter plumbing problems; many issues do not present themselves until after the thaw has begun.
- As temperatures warm, snow and ice melt can also cause water intrusion into structures.
- It is imperative to report any water intrusion events as soon as possible to IPF at 353-1760.
- We keep MSU running 24/7/365.
It is IPF's goal to
- Stop further intrusion of water
- Limit damage
- Provide the fastest service possible
- Minimize displacement of staff and disruption of work
When you report a water intrusion event, please have the following information available:
- Building, room, lab?
- Caller, phone number?
- Is water puddled (standing)?
- Is the water still flowing?
- How many inches?
- Carpeted floor?
- Water on drywall?
- Is it clear or does it have color?
- Is there an odor?
- Does the caller know the cause?
- Is it due to departmental equipment (account number or department name)?
- Originally constructed in 1967, these units have exceeded their useful life and have become impossible to maintain.
Replacement of aging induction heating/cooling units throughout Wells Hall.
Each faculty office within “C” wing will need to be occupied for construction for a period of two to five days (actual time TBD), emphasizing the importance of coordination with the departments and schedule compliance by the contractor.
- Construction start: May 8
- Ready for use: TBD
- The project is located in the city of Grand Rapids in the North Monroe neighborhood as part of the "Medical Mile"
- The project site abuts both Michigan Street and Monroe Avenue and has additional land available for possible future additions
- The project will create a bio-medical research building which wil build on the success of MSU parnerships and medical education in west Michigan
- Project designed with open\flexible labs for 33 principal investigators
- Shelled floor for an additional 11 PIs
- Vivarium built to accommodate 44 PIs
- 162,680 gross square feet
- Federal grant helped fund project
- Demolition complete: May 2015
- Construction start: June 2015
- Substantial completion: July 2017
- Create a living environment that supports both single students and student families around the resources they need to be academically successful
- Create an institutional asset to further our world class land-grant mission
- Consolidate office spaces from across campus, freeing up space for academic programs while saving resources and improving communication
- Create synergies between Residential and Hospitality Services and Intercollegiate Athletics
- 102,000 square foot mixed use office building (LEED Silver): RHS offices, Intercollegiate Athletics offices and retail
- 438,000 square foot student apartments: Single student apartments (Studio, 2BR, 4BR), Family housing apartments (1BR, 2BR)
- Parking (2,075 spaces): Student (apartments), Event\staff, Deck
- Funding Source – auxiliary funds: RHS, Intercollegiate Athletics, and parking
- Construction start: Summer 2015
- Ready for occupancy: Summer 2017
To enhance the student, alumni, fan and public experience by improving the functionality of the Events Center
Create a lasting legacy by integrating a sense of Spartan tradition throughout the facility
Extend the useful life of the building by improving services to the fans and implementing major maintenance items
- Project will be divided into two phases: facility upgrades and athletics addition
- Phases will be designed in a way that allows minimal rework
- Phases will be fully coordinated throughout design and construction
- Phase one:
- 22,000 square foot addition around building
- Expansion of concourse, renovate/upgrade restroom facilities, increase fixture count, renovate concessions stands
- Improve entry vestibules to main concourse
- Improve finish levels and experience on concourse
- Improve site conditions for ingress and egress
- Improve site security
- Replace chiller system
- Connect to East Lansing water system
- Phase two:
- 30,000 square foot addition
- Create sense of main entry; destination to the building
- Create Hall of History
- Club / meeting space / restaurant bar
- Construction start: January 2016
- Ready for occupancy: August 2017