Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, February 17, 2012

Regents approve work related to construction projects, meeting schedule

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

Final approval for renovations at East Quad

The regents authorized issuing bids and awarding construction contracts for a $116 million project to renovate the East Quadrangle residence hall. The project will update the building’s infrastructure, improve the dining facilities, and renovate the Residential College spaces to current academic standards. The project, scheduled to be completed next summer, is being funded by Housing, LSA and university investment proceeds.

Law School dormitory renovations move forward

The regents gave final approval for the planned renovations to The Lawyers’ Club Building and the John P. Cook Building. The $39 million project will improve infrastructure, increase safety and accessibility, and add air conditioning to the dormitory areas in the two buildings, as well as update key infrastructure in the club wing of The Lawyers’ Club Building. The project is being funded by a gift, investment proceeds, and resources from the Lawyers Club of the University of Michigan, and is scheduled to be completed next summer.

Emergency power improvements planned at Cardiovascular Center

An uninterruptible power supply will be installed at the Cardiovascular Center to allow clinical imaging operations in 15 laboratories on levels 2A and 4 to continue normally in the 10-second time period before the building’s generators come online. The $2.1 million project will be funded by Hospitals and Health Centers’ resources, and is scheduled to be completed in the winter of 2013.

New boilers for UM-Flint power plant

The four existing boilers at the Central Energy Plant that provide steam for the Flint campus will be replaced with two boilers that match the demand and operate more efficiently. The project, funded from UM-Flint resources, is estimated to cost $2.5 million, and will be completed next fall.

Meeting schedule set for 2013, 2014

The Board of Regents approved meeting schedules for 2013 and 2014 during its Feb. 16 meeting.
The regents will meet 11 times per year, with no meeting in August. All meetings are on the third Thursday of the month, except for October 2013, which is on the third Friday. All meetings are in Ann Arbor, except where noted.
The meetings for 2013 are Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 16 (Dearborn campus), June 20, July 18, Sept. 19, Oct. 18 (Flint campus), Nov. 21 and Dec. 19.
The meetings for 2014 are Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17, May 15 (Dearborn campus), June 19, July 17, Sept. 18, Oct. 16 (Flint campus), Nov. 20 and Dec. 18.