Strides continue to be made in CMU's many summer construction projects. Special updates and announcements on these projects, including traffic detours, can be found at the CMU summer construction website.
Biosciences Building — the $95 million building is the largest capital project ever in CMU's 120-plus year history. The four-story, 169,000-square-foot building will address escalating student demand and dramatically improve the quality and quantity of instructional learning and scientific research space. The building is slated to receive a LEED Silver certification,
following U.S. Green Building Council requirements.
Learn more about LEED certification here.
- Construction will begin the week of July 9, with completion expected in September 2016.
- The demolition of Washington Apartments should wrap up next week.
Check out photos of the last phase of demolition here
- Fencing installation around the construction site is complete.
Grawn Hall Bloomberg Terminal Room — a state-of-the-art financial trading floor, complete with Bloomberg terminals:
- Drywall installation continues and painting will begin mid-week.
- Preparations are being made for installation of the new ceiling in the Bloomberg Workroom.
Dow Active-Learning Classrooms — improved teaching and learning facilities where faculty serve as coaches while students spend class time problem solving:
- Drywall work is complete in most rooms but continues in Dow 135.
- Lab benches have been reinstalled in both prep rooms.
- Work on extending the new refrigerant lines will begin this week while mechanical ductwork continues.
Moore Hall room improvements — a project upgrading two classrooms and two auditoriums:
- The ceiling tile grid and chair rails have been installed in rooms 203 and 206.
- Ceiling tile cuts in rooms 101 and 105 have been installed and the rest of the tiles will be installed this week.
- Prep work will take place this week for the epoxy floor, which will improve maintenance and enhance the appearance of the space.
Lacrosse Field — CMU will be adding a woman's lacrosse team to continue its compliance with Title IX
- Plans have been finalized for a new lacrosse and soccer playing field adjacent to the outdoor track. Completion is set for August 2015.
- The competitive lacrosse season begins March 2016.