CMED Saginaw construction underway, contracts to be awarded soon


Construction on Central Michigan University's College of Medicine-Saginaw location is underway.

Steve Lawrence, associate vice president of Facilities Management, said concrete foundations are being installed and they are working on relocating underground utilities from the nearby Covenant Hospital. Asphalt will also be removed from what was previously a parking lot.

“We anticipate structural steel to be erected in mid to late March,” Lawrence said. “Something that will be very noticeable.”

Lawrence said he and other officials have finished the interview process with potential subcontractors who could be selected to work on the construction of the facility.

After reviewing the applicants, Barton Malow, construction manager of the project, will make a decision. Lawrence expects Malow to award the contracts by the end of the week.

Construction of the College of Medicine facility in Saginaw is expected to be completed in May 2015 and the school will be open later that year.