Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, May 17, 2013

Regents approve several facility improvement projects

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

Lab renovation planned at G.G. Brown
Renovation of an existing lab space on the second floor of the George Granger Brown Memorial Laboratories building will allow the relocation of a flame spray pyrolysis apparatus used in nanoparticle research into a separate containment room to improve safety. The $1.6 million project will be funded by the College of Engineering and is scheduled to be completed next winter.

Power Center improvements
The Power Center for the Performing Arts will receive finish updates, new lighting, accessibility improvements and life safety improvements. University investment proceeds will fund the $1.5 million project. Work will be scheduled around the performance season and will be completed in spring 2015.

Lorch Hall roof to be replaced
The slate and membrane roof at Lorch Hall will be replaced in a $1.15 million project funded from General Fund resources. Work is scheduled to be completed this summer.

Work planned at NCRC powerhouse
Electrical switchgear will be replaced at Building 80, the North Campus Research Complex’s powerhouse that provides electricity, steam and other utilities to most of the complex. The replacement project, funded by the Medical School, will cost $3.1 million and is scheduled to be completed next summer.