Construction Planning and Progress Meeting
147 Communication Arts and Sciences
June 9, 2011
Construction Junctions are the Physical Plant’s monthly public meeting designed to update/inform the public of various projects currently in design, nearing construction and under construction. Agenda items included:
Q: Was student opinion taken into account when making these plans?
A: Yes, students were involved in the review. There was a current survey about what the building needs from students and other users of the space.
Q: Where will the residents of Shaw Hall go to eat during the renovation?
A: Students can eat at Snyder-Phillips or another nearby hall.
Q: What is the difference between the brick and block?
A: Glazed block is covered with a thin layer of glazing. These blocks are not in best condition. Many of them are stained of have stress fractures, which is why the crew is attempting to salvage them, but it might prove difficult.
Q: Will the laundry building still be there?
A: No. AAL is coming to remove their machines.
Q: Will any of the material be put toward other projects?
A: Yes. Some of it will, such as the roof insulation that was added less than five years ago. Mechanical equipment and telecommunications equipment will be reused, too.
Q: Will you be replacing the automatic doors at the south part of the entrance?
A: Yes, the doors will be replaced, but the new ones will still be automatic.
Q: I heard there will be work on the water main. When will the water be cut off?
A: The water will be shut off to Case and the Daugherty building from midnight on June 14 to 6 a.m.
Q: Will there still be handicapped parking spaces?
A: There are six handicapped spaces on the north side of the Student Services Building. The entrance to the east side of Student Services will be closed on Monday, June 13 for just a few days.
March 4, 2013— Infrastructure Planning and Facilities is the new unit under the governance of Ron Flinn, recently appointed Vice President for Strategic Infrastructure Planning and Facilities. In upcoming months, this website will change to reflect the name and structure of the new unit. For more information on the reorganization, visit ipf.msu.edu/neworganization.