Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, May 20, 2011

Regents approve construction and renovation projects, building renaming

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday:

New water main and storm relief sewer for North Campus planned

A $2.2 million project is planned that will replace the aging water main under Beal Avenue on North Campus, as well as install a new storm relief sewer to relieve surface flooding in the area. The project will be funded by Utility resources and is scheduled to be completed next spring.

Two renovations planned at University Hospital for imaging systems

A renovation of approximately 1,400 gross square feet at University Hospital will install a new computed tomography angiography system for interventional procedures, allowing examination of key blood vessels in the body with more detail than magnetic resonance imaging or ultrasound. The $4.8 million project, funded by U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, will be complete this fall.

A renovation of approximately 1,800 gross square feet will replace an existing computed tomography simulator used to facilitate treatment plans for Radiation Oncology patients requiring radiation therapy with a new magnetic resonance imaging system with improved imaging and functionality. The $4.9 million will be funded by University Hospital and U-M Health System resources and will be completed in the winter of 2012.

Engineering Programs Building renamed after Gorguze family

The College of Engineering's Engineering Programs Building has been renamed as the Gorguze Family Laboratory. The change recognizes a $5 million gift Vincent and Gloria Gorguze made in support of an addition to the building, which will allow a variety of curricular and co-curricular activities to enhance hands-on, project-oriented learning in a collaborative setting.