Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, June 18, 2010

Regents approve renovations to Gerstacker Building, Burton Tower

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents on Thursday:

Lab renovations planned at Gerstacker
Approximately 6,000 gross square feet of the Carl A. Gerstacker Building will be renovated to create a state-of-the-art laboratory for research using molecular beam epitaxy, the procedure used to design and manufacture modern semiconductors, photovoltaics and other devices. The $1.7 million project will be funded from College of Engineering resources and is scheduled to be completed next spring.

Burton Tower to undergo exterior, bell tower repairs
A $1.6 million infrastructure repair project is planned to repair damaged and displaced stonework and install new metal flashings on the exterior of the Burton Memorial Tower, and make necessary repairs to the bell chamber, including the steel structure that supports the carillon bells. General Fund resources will fund the project, which is scheduled to be completed next fall.