UAA Facilities, Planning and Construction dives right into work during summer when there is less traffic and more favorable weather conditions. There are literally dozens of construction projects around campus, and we’ve highlighted the more visible projects you will notice this summer. If you plan on taking summer classes in the future, plan on facing construction zones. As with most construction sites, expect heavy work traffic and rerouting as typical in these particular areas.
1. Professional Studies Building (PSB) – Conversion of empty space on first floor into two classrooms for the college of education, a room for the use of the Sustainability Program. In progress. Completion projected by the start of this fall semester.
2. Beatrice G. McDonald Hall (BMH) – Evacuation process has begun in preparation for full renovation which will start spring 2013. Certain department offices have already relocated. In progress. Classes are still conducted there.
3. Wendy Williamson Auditorium – Painting of various walls and ceilings. In progress.
4. Eugene F. Short Hall (ESH) – Elevator replacement. In progress. Completion projected by the start of this fall semester.
5. Edward & Cathryn Rasmuson Hall (RH) – Large summer project. Existing caulk between building panels are failing simply due to weather. It will be replaced by 26,000 ft. and 5000 lbs of caulk. In progress.
6. Allied Health Services (AHS) – Renovation of second floor, part of larger building project. Silver shoot hanging out of building is temporarily used to dispose of construction material safely into dumpster. In progress.
7. Wells Fargo Sports Complex (WFSC) & Student Union (SU) – Sealing and repair to inline cooling systems to fix leaking of pipes. Will be replaced eventually during the complete renovation of WFSC which will start once new Seawolf Sports Arena is completed. Disruptions of activities are cautiously being avoided. Completion of this repair projected by the end of the summer.
8. Engineering Building (EGNR) – Construction of mechanical, electrical engineering and corrosion labs in the current building necessary for students to do lab work associated with classes and for fall accreditation. Completion projected by the start of this fall semester.
9. Science Building (SB) – Work on first and second floor corridors, new elevator, new roof, various work, finishing up third phase of an ongoing large renovation project. The spine (bridge) will be closed off until the end of August. Total completion projected by the start of spring semester.
10. Main Apartment Complex, Building 6 – Installation of fire alarm systems and sprinklers as former smoke alarms were not efficient. Installation of larger exhaust fans. Renovation is part of a larger rehabilitation project of all MAC buildings which will span over a 4-5 year period. Currently vacant for repairs. Completion of this portion projected by the end of summer.
11. Administrative/Humanities Building (ADM) – Replacement of concrete in entrance walkway; planter installed around flag pole to spruce up the appearance of the entrance. Completed.
12. Book Store Entrance – The control joints that bind slabs of concrete are being replaced as they are pulling up and pose as a tripping hazard. Completion this summer.
All information generously provided by FPC Director, John Faunce; FPC Project Manager, Kristin Reynolds and FPC Contract Administrator, Eric Lopez.