Published: April 23, 2014

Summer construction 2014

Contact(s): Will Whelton Physical Plant office: (517) 432-3629 whelton@msu.edu

With the arrival of summer, it’s time to begin thinking about the seasonal construction that takes place at MSU. This year, there are several projects that will be happening across campus.

There are several ways to stay ahead of the curve to know where projects are taking place and what they consist of.

Attend the monthly Construction Junction meetings every second Thursday of the month that consist of informing the MSU community about construction projects around campus.

Check out construction.msu.edu for more details regarding time and location. The meeting minutes and presentations will be posted the Tuesday following the meeting for those who cannot be there in person.

Other online resources on construction.msu.edu include regularly updated detour maps. The maps are always up-to-date and are posted ahead of time for summer construction.

Be sure to use all of the resources provided by MSU to make the commute around campus as efficient as possible.

North Campus Infrastructure Improvement- West Circle Drive 2014
This is the third segment of a four-segment program for north campus infrastructure. Construction began in November 2013 with substantial completion in August.

West Circle Housing Complex – Infrastructure Improvements (Phase 2 of 2)
This project will complete the infrastructure renewal for the West Circle Housing Complex. Construction began in March with substantial completion in August.

Chittenden Hall – Renovation
The renovations to Chittenden Hall will bring together the various functions and create a “neighborhood,” or visible place, for the Graduate School and the students and faculty it serves. Construction began in November 2013 with substantial completion in August.

Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
The U.S. Department of Energy has named Michigan State University’s National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory as the new home to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams project. FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of these rare isotopes in order to better understand the physics of nuclei, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions and applications for society. Construction began in March and will be complete in 2020.

Bio Engineering Facility
The construction of the Bio Engineering Facility will provide a unique opportunity to bring together research teams from engineering and biomedical research to promote the development of bio-engineering and engineering health sciences at Michigan State University. This project involves a four-story, 130,000-square-foot research laboratory building that is designed to facilitate interdisciplinary research and interaction. Construction began in May 2013 with substantial completion in September 2015.

Kresge Courtyard Renovation
This project involves restoration of the courtyard area between the Kresge Art Center and the Auditorium Building including a permanent stage with terraced seating for MSU’s Summer Circle Theatre. Construction will begin in April with substantial completion in May.

Spartan Marching Band – Artificial Turf Field
This project involves construction of a regulation-sized, artificial-turf football field in the same orientation as Spartan Stadium. Construction will begin in May with substantial completion in August.

Munn Ice Arena – HVAC Upgrades and Ice-Making System Replacement
This project includes the replacement of the Munn Ice Arena ice plant and improvements to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. Construction began in October 2013 with substantial completion in August.

Harrison Road Pavement Restoration
The project includes milling and repaving of all lanes of traffic from the Red Cedar River bridge north to approximately the loading dock of the Kellogg Center. Construction will take place for the duration of one week, from May 16 to 23.

Spartan Stadium – North End Zone Addition
This project includes a 55,000 square-feet two-level addition, adding recruiting rooms to the concourse level, building new locker rooms and team spaces, creating a media center on the lower level, adding restrooms on the concourse level, adding donor plazas at the J and K gates and renovating the gates to comply with homeland-security requirements. Construction began in July 2013 with substantial completion in August.

Butterfield Hall Renovation
Butterfield Hall is the sixth and final Brody Neighborhood residence hall to undergo renovations as part of this plan. Construction began in May 2013 with substantial completion in May.

Landon Hall – Dining Renovation, Building Life Safety and Accessibility
This project is anticipated to include the creation of a signature first-floor 300-seat dining facility, including display cooking venues and changes to the loading dock. Construction began in June 2013 with substantial completion in July.

Akers Hall Dining and Life Safety Renovation
The Residential and Hospitality Services Dining Master Plan calls for creating an integrated approach to neighborhood dining across campus, aligning dining capacities with projected changes in housing occupancy to meet demands and needs for any given part of campus. The plan recommendations include the complete renovation of the existing Akers Hall dining room and serving area. Construction began in December 2013 with substantial completion in December.

Pathways – Red Cedar Greenway- Sparty to Farm Lane
The river corridor is being reconstructed according to the Red Cedar Greenway Master Plan, which will create a state-of-the-art non-motorized facility for the safe, efficient, and pleasant movement of people along the Red Cedar River. Construction will begin in May with substantial completion in July.

Parking Ramps No. 1, No. 3 and No. 5- Restoration
This project encompasses parking structures south of Red Cedar River. Construction will begin in May with substantial completion in July.

Parking Ramps No. 2 and No. 6- Restoration
This project encompasses parking structures north of the Red Cedar River. Construction will begin in May with substantial completion in July.

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