Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, January 20, 2012

Regents approve items for Yost Arena, Kraus Building and Northwood Apartments

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

Final approval for Yost Ice Arena project

The regents authorized issuing bids and awarding construction contracts for a $14 million project that will replace spectator seating, update infrastructure and improve fan amenities at Yost Ice Arena.

Athletic Department resources are funding the project, scheduled to be completed this fall.

Kraus auditorium to be updated

A renovation in the Edward Henry Kraus Building is planned that will update the building’s auditorium space to current life safety and accessibility code requirements, provide accessible seating and accessibility improvements, update finishes, replace the seating, update the life safety, mechanical, electrical and lighting systems, and provide power for seating in the lower tier.

Resources from LSA and the Office of the Provost will fund the $1.7 million project, which is scheduled to be completed this summer.

Northwood Apartments to get fire alarm and boiler upgrades

The Northwood Apartments I, II, and III student housing complex will receive a new central fire alarm system to replace the existing stand-alone smoke detectors, and the boilers used to heat the complex will be replaced to improve operating efficiency, reduce energy use and provide increased reliability.

The $7.5 million project is being funded from Housing resources and is scheduled to be completed by next summer.