Construction News

Charlene and Roger Kramer Welcome Center

Work to construct the Charlene and Roger Kramer Welcome Center and renovate the Information Booth at the main campus entrance is underway. Foundations are set and steel work is underway. The project will provide a place for visitors to stop and gather information and freshen up. It features a multi-purpose lobby, a place to get refreshments and restrooms. The Information Booth will also be renovated as part of the work. The project is expected to complete in early 2024.Welcome Center

Charlene and Roger Kramer Welcome Center

Old Rafuse renovation

Renovation of Old Rafuse is underway. Demolition and asbestos abatement are underway. Work on underground utilities and layouts, as well as framing on the upper floor of the south wing will begin in the coming weeks. The project entails asbestos abatement, minor building demo, new corridor walls, new configuration of bathrooms for private use bathrooms, new exterior windows, interior doors and lighting along with new paint and finishes. Electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems will be upgraded and the building will receive a new roof. Exterior work includes new sidewalks, loading dock, a new parking lot configuration and landscaping. The project is scheduled to be completed in fall 2023. 

Old Rafuse renovation

Library third-floor renovations

Electrical and plumbing rough-ins are ongoing along with installation of sprinkler systems, duct work and heating pipe. Framing, insulation and fire proofing work is underway in the east area of the project along with start up and testing of newly installed equipment. Recent crane operations resulted in the removal of old equipment and the delivery of new.  Notifications for this project can be found here.

This project entails a complete gut and renovation of the 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 the existing south stair tower. Additional information about the project can be found here. The project is expected to be completed in 2024.

Library third floor renovation

Plaza deck pavers

High traffic, temperature fluctuations and rain have caused pavers on the plaza deck that connects The Union, Engineering Building, Glenn G. Bartle Library and Technology Hub to become uneven in areas. The University is working with the State University Construction Fund on a project that will rectify the situation, however, this will take some time to design, bid and construct. In the short term, Physical Facilities has barricaded some areas of the deck to prevent access and facilitate repairs without inhibiting accessibility to and from buildings. Pedestrians are asked to avoid barricaded areas.

Pharmacy R&D building

Exterior masonry work is ongoing. Concrete has been poured for the loading dock. Interior framing and interior rough-ins are progressing. The 18,000 square foot facility will support the research efforts of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The project will be complete in fall 2023.

Pharmacy R&D building

Ford Family Wellness Center for Seniors

Drywall and painting work is underway. Parking lots have been paved. Some sidewalk work remains. When it opens early next year, the center will provide primary healthcare and holistic health and wellness services for older persons.

Charlene and Roger Kramer Welcome Center

Academic AB cooler tower/roof replacement

The project has removed old chillers and cooling towers and associated equipment and replaced them with new serving the Academic Complex and Lecture Hall and Student Wing. A new roof for the Academic Complex is also a part of the project. Roof work is underway with substantial completetion expected in fall 2022.

Science 3, phase 1 renovation

This critical maintenance project will renovate almost 45,000 sq. ft. of space in the middle portion of Science 3. Work entails gutting existing spaces and providing new laboratories, classrooms and offices. Electrical, plumbing, fire and mechanical systems will be upgraded. Design is underway with construction set to begin in mid 2023. Subsequent phases will renovate the east and west portions of the building.

Science 3, phase 1 renovation

Research Greenhouse upgrades

Work to update some elements of the Research Greenhouse will take place early next year. The project will improve controls and replace shades, insect screens and fans. Lighting upgrades will also take place and the glass will be cleaned and resealed.

Indoor Multi-sport facility

This project will create a fieldhouse for multiple sport use including softball, soccer, lacrosse etc. It includes a ticket booth, restroom facilities and mechanical spaces along with ome minor landscaping around the facility. It will be constructed adjacent to the Baseball stadium. Construction will be underway in early 2023.

Multi-sport facility Multi-sport facility