Summer Construction Update - May 28

Big thinking. Big Progress.

Fun Facts:

  • Approximately 9,000 cubic yards of concrete, enough to build a 5-foot-wide sidewalk from Mount Pleasant to Ithaca (28 miles), will be installed in the new Biosciences Building.
  • The amount of electrical wire to be used in the Biosciences Building would reach from Mount Pleasant to Saginaw (52 miles), and the amount of piping would reach from Mount Pleasant to Remus (21 miles).

Here is this week's update on improvements that are underway:

Biosciences Building — the $95 million, four-story, 158,000-square-foot building, is CMU’s largest construction project ever. Approximately $25,000 in materials from Washington Court Apartments was sold during auction May 21. Demolition of the apartments will begin in June and should be complete by early July.

Grawn Hall Bloomberg Terminal — a state-of-the-art financial trading floor, complete with Bloomberg terminals. New classroom doors are now in place. This week, steel anchors for the large wall opening will be set and construction of the new walls will begin. Mechanical preparation for a new unit ventilator and relocation of the existing unit ventilator also are scheduled to begin this week.

Dow Active Learning Classrooms — improved teaching and learning facilities where faculty serve as coaches while students spend class time solving problems. Miscellaneous demolition and new plumbing and electrical service continue this week.

CMU has a number of construction projects underway this summer, including the Biosciences Building, sophisticated active-learning classrooms, road paving and a private hotel funded by Lodgco being built near Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

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