Central Michigan University will proceed with summer construction projects related to deferred maintenance, existing capital improvement projects and student academic support, but is postponing some capital improvement plans in light of budget concerns.
Postponed capital improvement projects include work in Ronan Hall and Brooks Hall, as well as campus wayfinding and identity efforts.
"While we're delaying a few of the bigger projects because of budget uncertainties, we are moving forward with the regularly planned maintenance for infrastructure, accessibility and campus safety," said Jonathan Webb, associate vice president of facilities management.
Most deferred maintenance projects concentrate on replacing or improving water systems, storm sewers, sidewalks and parking lots. Work to repair and restore roofs on Finch Hall, Brooks Hall and the Bovee University Center dome will be among the most noticeable construction.
Capital improvement projects that will proceed throughout the summer include:
- Completion of the Grawn Hall renovation and expansion;
- Writing Center and Math Assistance Center improvements at Park Library, and;
- Installation of new classroom locks and door closures to enhance campus safety and improve Americans with Disabilities Act compliance.
In addition, crews will finish the final phase of Fabiano Botanical Garden thanks in part to the generosity of the Fabiano Family.