Campus Construction Report
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A major renovation has gotten underway on Alumni Hall. This will be a two-year, complete renovation job, with the building scheduled to reopen for the fall semester of 2023. Alumni Hall started out life in 1960 as the first James Milne Library and has gone through several incarnations since then, supporting various departments down the decades. It's now time for a full refit, after which it will be host to the School of Economics & Business and the Division of College Advancement.
This project includes the first geothermal heating/cooling system for the College, where an array of wells will be installed to employ ground heat source/sink opportunities for the building. The building envelope will be updated and of course the interior will be totally redesigned with new offices, classrooms, seminar and meeting rooms, a fully accessible environment and other features.
This project will encompass a fair amount of terrain around the building. To provide the ability to bring materials and heavy equipment in and out of the site, a stretch of West Dorm Drive adjacent to the building will be closed for the duration of the project.
A detailed description of the project and background historical information on Alumni Hall is available at the sub-link to the left.
Emergency Services Building
The College's new Emergency Services Building is now home to University Police, the Parking Office and Emergency Management.
We have been doing a lot of work at Hunt Union the last couple years: roofing, HVAC systems, new elevator, renovation of the West Wing... and next on the agenda is the replacement of a worn-out parquet floor and entry doors at the second-floor Ballroom facility.
There will be some repairs being made to the pedestrian bridge at the north end of the building this summer, but otherwise Fitzelle will be available as usual.
Perna will be getting some new masonry on a rooftop stair tower, renovations for Gender-Neutral Restrooms, and Fire Alarm upgrades.
There is a project going on at the Hays Residence Hall to upgrade bathrooms.
Each year Facilities plans a residence hall minor renovation project, known to us a as a “fluff & buff”. These projects provide updates to spaces that are highly visible and used extensively, such as student lounges and kitchens. They also provide updates throughout the building such as such as new doors and hardware, painting, adding accent walls, new bathroom faucets and shower valves, repairing and replacing bathroom tiles, new lighting and exit signs, replacing ceilings and installing new electrical outlets with USB ports. Students tell us the physical condition of our residence halls is one of their highest preferences for capital improvements.
We will be replacing some heating lines in a tunnel adjacent to the building.
Maintenance Operations Center
The MOC building will be getting a backup generator to keep their critical operations going in the event of a general power failure.
Then, as usual, there will be a tremendous amount of activity all over campus doing a bunch of smaller jobs, repairing things, Custodial work cleaning every building, Groundskeeping, Painting, and all the work required to maintain the campus in the best possible condition.
We will report on progress here as we go along. Thank you very much for you patience!!!