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University Union Basement Renovations

The contractor performing finishing work in advance of the arrival of furniture. Store front systems are in and work to finalize cloud ceiling and lighting installations is almost complete. New flooring is in and painting is underway. The project involved the renovation of the "Undergrounds" or student activity/entertainment spaces in the basement of the University Union including bowling, billiards, ping pong, Late Nite and other areas such as the bike repair shop, Food Co Op and meal plan office. Work involved removing walls and installing glass storefront systems, new flooring, ceilings, lighting, restrooms and mechanical improvements. The project will create a more open, inviting space.

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Study area

University Union renovation 

Hinman Dining Hall

  Hinman Dining HallSince the project began in late fall, the contractor has been working on relocating uilities in the Hinman quad. This work was necessary to make way for an addition that will be constructed on the west side of the building. In March, work on the foundation for the addition is expected to begin. The project involves a complete renovation of Hinman Dining Hall and construction of a 26,500 sq. ft. addition. New electrical, plumbing and mechanical equipment will be installed. The addition will be three floors and will house a new lounge, restrooms, program and retail space. Work is expected to begin in late fall and be complete in summer 2021.

Cleveland Hall Renovation

Asbestos abatement continues in Cleveland Hall. The contractor is also field verifying conditions for new windows and other materials. Rough-in work for mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems will be underway soon. This project will reconfigure of all baths including six ADA accessible suite baths. Flooring will be removed and replaced. All windows and glass storefronts will be replaced with energy efficient systems. New building insulation will be installed along with a new roof. Elevators will be replaced. Rooms will be painted and new lighting installed. HVAC systems will be upgraded and will include air conditioning. Electrical and plumbing infrastructure will also be updated. The scheduled completion is January 2021.

Renovations to 48 Corliss Avenue- Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences

All windows have been delivered and installation is well underway. The exterior concrete restoration is complete. Multi-trade work is taking place on floors one through four iincluding mechanical infrastructure work and metal stud and drywall construction. Steel is in place for the addition stair tower and masonry work is underway on the classroom addition. Enclosure of the addition is expected around March.

The renovation of the first four floors will create classrooms, simulation labs, offices, advising and conference space, an information commons, food service and public space for the Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Work will be complete in late 2020. Design is complete for new programs that will be housed on floors five and six. This work is due to be complete spring 2021.

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College of Nursing and Health Sciences
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Corlissday  Lobby 


Science 2 Renovation Phase 1

New windows are in place on the physics wing and tower. Exterior metal panel installation is ongoing. A new roof is being installed on the physics wing and mechanical rough-in work is progressing throughout the space. Metal studs for walls are in active construction. The contractor is also doing some prep work for window replacements in the chemistry wing due to take place in the summer.

The project will create  new undergraduate laboratories, classrooms and restrooms. The building exterior will take on an updated look with new windows and exterior mental paneling which will greatly improve energy efficiency.

The exterior work extends to the Science 2 tower. Renovation of the tower's interior is in design. Tower work will include gutting spaces on floors three through eight with complete renovation of that space. A number of critical maintenance items will be addressed including asbestos abatement, new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems.

Engineering Building Renovation Phases 4&5

The contractor has completed the installation of new windows and continues work on installing metal panels. On the first floor, offices are completed, doors installed, device installation is in progress and equipment setting has begun. A new entrance roof is complete and exterior finish work ongoing. A new emergency generator is now in place. On the second floor mechanical, electrical and plumbing work is ongoing. Ceiling installation and painting is underway as well.

The project provides new offices, classrooms and restrooms throughout the facility. Upgrades are being made to mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems serving the building as well.

The project entails a phased renovation of 66,000 square feet of space in the Engineering Building. Work will be complete in summer 2020.

Science 4 Renovation Phase 2

This project is scheduled to go out to bid in January 2020 with work likely to begin in March. The scope of the project is similar to renovations that took place on the east side of Science 4 with renovation of office space, laboratories, and support space. Work is anticipated to be complete in spring 2021.

Rehab Science Greenhouses

This critical maintenance project will reorganize the research layout of the greenhouses and create a new entrance. Window glazing panels/system will be replaced along with mechanical components including venting, cooling and water distribution systems. Work is expected to begin in spring 2020 and take about a year to complete.

Library Third Floor Renovations

This project entails a complete gut and renovation of Library South third floor including asbestos abatement and installation of new flooring, ceilings and lighting. Mechanical systems serving the area will be replaced/upgraded including air handlers and chiller. The energy management system will also be upgraded so energy systems can be better managed and costs reduced. The third floor will be connected to existing south stair tower. This project is currently in the planning/design phase. Project completion is anticipated in fall 2024.


Last Updated: 1/22/20