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May 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.

Summer roadway and parking lot asphalt maintenance

The following road sections are scheduled for milling and repaving between May 13 and 15

  • Kalamazoo Street from Harrison Road to Birch Road
  • Auditorium Road between Physics Road and Bogue Street
  • Shaw Lane between Chestnut Road and Red Cedar Road
  • Science Road between North and South Shaw Lanes

Parking lot restriping schedule:

May 23 - June 10

  • Lot 56 Reservoir
  • Lot 71 Wonders Hall service area/loops
  • Lot 79 Stadium (west)
  • Lot 81 Building 88
  • Lot 40 Faculty
  • Lot 49 Packaging Lab
  • Lot 72 Case Hall N and S
  • Lot 85 Manly Miles (west)
  • Lot 60 IPF (south)
  • Lot 38 Erickson (gated)
  • Lot 50 International
  • Ramp #5 Comm Arts

June 13 - June 24

  • Lot 39 Commuter/visitor
  • Lot 58 Speech/Audiology
  • Lot 73 Wilson Hall service area/loops
  • Lot 86 Manly Miles (east)
  • Lot 42 Dairy
  • Lot 43 North of Food Science/Anthony
  • Lot 93 Nisbet
  • Lot 74 Holden Hall service area/loops
  • Ramp #5 Comm Arts

June 27 - July 8

  • Lot 98 Tennis Facility
  • Lot 48 Natural Resources
  • Lot 62 IM West (faculty)
  • Lot 99 University Stores (Angell)
  • Lot 77 DPPS south
  • Lot 52 Comm Arts (sm lot)
  • Lot 62 IM West (west)
  • Lot 57 UPLA/IMC
  • Lot 78 Duffy FB Building
  • Lot 59 IPF
  • Ramp #5 Comm Arts
  • Engineering barrier-free loop
  • Visitor Center

July 11 - July 22

  • Lot 79 Stadium (east side)
  • Lot 70 Old Faculty
  • Lot 55 Central Services
  • Lot 68 Breslin Loop
  • Lot 82 Purchasing Building employee
  • Lot 95 Power Plant (employee)
  • Lot 59 IPF
  • Ramp #5 Comm Arts

Parking lot renovation

  • Lot 89 (Commuter) - southeast section and bus loop will be closed May 9 - June 30
  • Lot 83 (Student) - partial eastern section closure May 9 - June 6
  • Lot 88 (Linen Services) - partial northern section closure April 18 - June 6

Abbott Road landscape rejuvenation project

  • Norway maples in area are in poor health and present a safety hazard
  • They will be replaced with the native species Swamp White Oak (which are some of the oldest trees on campus)
  • Additional plantings (to include Sugar Tyme crabapples) will provide seasonal interest
  • Campbell Hall's historic masonry benches will also be resored

1855 Place

Project details:

  • 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

Project Scope: 

  • 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

Breslin Student Events Center - facility upgrades 

Project details:

  • 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 scope:

  • 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

Giltner Hall - alterations to rooms 39, 40, 41, 65, 67, 344A and 363

Project details:

  • Project is being completed utilizing the Faculty Readiness Project process, which strives to proactively plan for potential new hires, shorten the bidding process, and work closely with colleges to deliver a project that is of high quality, time and cost efficiant and supports the advancement of the university's research agenda.
  • The FRP team is designing and constructing a new zebrafish facility and various supporting lab/office spaces for two new Integrative Biology research recruits.

Project scope:

Rooms 39, 40 and 41

  • Security access (various areas)
  • Lighting controls
  • Cosmetic upgrades to room 39 office
  • Shoring of floor from subbasement
  • Connect to Aquaneering Fish Lab equipment including three large fish tank rows in the main fish room
  • New flooring, ceiling and furniture in the Developmental Lab
  • Quarantine Room
  • Changing Room for new fish facility
  • Infill of existing lab door
  • Add mechanical room with equipment for the labs own HVAC system to provide required air changes and temperature requirements for fish rooms
  • Exterior door/masonry work for entryway to new mechanical room

Rooms 65 and 67

  • Add wall in room 67 to separate imaging and injection areas

Rooms 344A and 363

  • Cosmetic upgrades to labs/office on third floor


  • Construction noise
  • Steam shutdowns


  • Construction start: March
  • Ready for occupancy: July

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 May 2016:

  • Three of six helium compressors have been installed in the compressor room
  • Non-conventional utilities are 46% complete
  • Metal panel installation on the south elevation is ongoing
  • Condenser water piping in lower second- floor chiller room
  • Resuming structural steel installation between south high bay and target facility
  • Installation of coalescers has begun

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

  • Masonry completed: December 2015
  • Elevator completed: April 2016
  • Flooring and painting started: April 2016
  • Curtain wall completed: May 2016
  • Sidewalk enclosure on south side of south Shaw Lane to protect pedestrian traffic will be taken down beginning May 9, 2016.
  • Pedestrian and bike traffic will share the bike lane on the south side of south Shaw until the project is complete (August 2016)


  • 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

May 2016 (pdf)