Facilities Management

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A few College of Business Administration faculty members expressed their concerns in front of CBA Dean Charles Crespy and Dan Lyons, the environmental administrator for risk management and environmental health and safety, during a forum between administration and faculty on Wednesday.

Professors raise questions about safety of Smith Hall during public forum

Professors from the College of Business Administration believe Smith Hall might be giving them cancer. Despite working to address their concerns, university officials have said there is no cause for alarm. “We might be sitting on a time bomb,” said […]
Facilities Management / University

Commuter Lot 51 restricted to faculty, staff parking only for construction of Biosciences Building

In preparation for the construction of Central Michigan University’s Biosciences Building this summer, a student commuter parking lot will be temporarily restricted to faculty and staff permits only to make room for construction tools. Commuter Lot 51, which is located […]
Facilities Management / University
People walk into the new entrance of Anspach Hall on Thursday morning, August 29, 2013. (Christiana Kurtz/Staff Photographer)

Changes to Anspach Quad, campus tours discussed at final campus identity forum

The final campus identity project master planning forum helped galvanize new tangible ideas on how to get the most use out of Central Michigan University’s open spaces. The three-day forum gave students, faculty, staff and community members the opportunity to […]
Facilities Management / University

Fifth campus identity forum offers solutions to fix campus parking, attracts low attendance

A remedy to Central Michigan University’s perceived parking dilemma was proposed Tuesday during the fifth master planning forum. By eliminating some of the smaller lots on campus and moving them into a few larger ones, AECOM Technology Corporation designer Ian Lockwood said […]
Facilities Management / University
The university's campus identity project, through its slew of master planning forums, is trying to add more 'school spirit' to its campus tours for prospective students. The route and buildings used could be changed, and new signage could be added, as well. The Engineering and Technology is a stop on that tour. (Morgan Taylor/Staff Photographer)

Fifth master plan forum series will cover outdoor features, touring paths at CMU

Central Michigan University’s campus identity project will continue with a fifth round of open forums on Tuesday. The open forums, called charrettes by university officials, are scheduled through Thursday and will focus on campus navigation, student interaction, school spirit and […]
Facilities Management / University
A car drives over potholes on E. Campus Drive on Sunday. A state plan for $100 million in extra road repair funding is in the House. (Adam Niemi | Assistant Photo Editor)

Potholes a problem as roadways, parking lots experience freeze, thaw cycles

As the weather grows warmer, evidence of the harsh winter is becoming more apparent on and around campus. In a number of parking lots and roads within Central Michigan University’s main campus, potholes are a persistent problem for drivers. One particularly […]
Academics / Administration / Board of Trustees / Facilities Management / University
University President George Ross listens during a Dec. 5, 2012 Board of Trustees meeting in the Presidents Conference Room of the Bovee UC. (File Photo | Chuck Miller)

BOT Notebook: Construction of Biosciences Building four months ahead of schedule

Construction of the new Biosciences Building is set to begin in July and is predicted to take less time than previously thought. “I’m happy to report our completion date has been moved forward by four months,” said Stephen Lawrence, vice […]
College of Medicine / Facilities Management / University
Design renderings for CMED Saginaw complex. (Courtesy | CMU)

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 […]
Facilities Management / University

Contractors to be picked to begin design for lacrosse, soccer field

Facilities Management held a site inspection and pre-bid meeting on Thursday for design professionals in preparation of future construction of a women’s lacrosse field. The women’s lacrosse program is slated to begin in 2016, and plans for the team infrastructure […]
Administration / Facilities Management / University

Students who commute ask ‘to drive or not to drive?’ in inclement weather

For students who commute to Central Michigan University in inclement weather, the timing of a school closing, class delay or cancellation makes all the difference. Nick Potter, a Sanford sophomore, has a commute of about 30 minutes to campus. Inclement […]
Facilities Management / University

Master plan forums vet ideas for new signage, overhauls building designs

Central Michigan University officials are planning to make campus easier to navigate with the introduction of new campus signage, as well as making major changes to the design plans for Warriner Mall and the to-be-constructed Biosciences Building. Design proposals for […]
Facilities Management / University
Warriner Mall, Biosciences Building designs to receive facelift

Warriner Mall, Biosciences Building designs to receive facelift

Proposed changes to Central Michigan University’s campus master plan could mean major overhauls for both Warriner Mall and the to-be-constructed Biosciences Building. The proposed design changes would create space for a future bike trail, and align more ideally with the […]

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