Facilities Management

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 […]
Administration / Facilities Management / University
Urban Designer Andrew Shepard works to reconfigure sidewalks and parking lots for future CMU students at the Master Plan Event in the Bovee University Center on Jan. 14, 2014.  Shepard eventually plans to remove the parking lot behind Sweeney Hall and add more parking spaces around the East Campus dorms.  (Morgan Taylor | Staff Photographer)

Campus Master Plan: New signage to curb confusion

Editor’s note: This story has been revised to correct factual errors involving the campus master plan. Central Michigan University officials are planning to make campus easier to navigate with the introduction of new campus signage. Design proposals for the signage […]
Budget / Facilities Management / University
Robinson Hall

South Quad set to receive fire suppression update; North Campus remains without system

Three South Quad residence halls are set to receive new fire suppression systems, yet residence halls without proper fire suppression systems are still an area of concern for some students. The $4.6 million project to update the South Quad residencies […]
Facilities Management / University

Master plan: Meeting reveals plan for entrances, open spaces

New signage, green spaces and roundabouts might soon be a part of Central Michigan University’s campus as it looks to make campus more walkable. Campus identity was the focus of a four-day “charette,” or open meeting, this week by contractor […]
Facilities Management
Facilities management employees attempt to stop the flow of water outside Moore Hall after a break in the water main feed occurred Thursday afternoon. (Taylor Ballek/Photo Editor)

Water main break outside Moore Hall

A water main between the Engineering and Technology Building and Moore Hall ruptured and began spewing water around 2 p.m. today, flooding the parking lot adjacent to Moore. Several Facilities Management workers arrived on the scene within minutes and attempted to […]


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