Facilities Management

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 […]
Facilities Management / University
Graduate apartments earn high marks for energy efficiency

Graduate apartments earn high marks for energy efficiency

Central Michigan University’s newest buildings have been recognized for being some of the most environmentally friendly in the region. The new graduate student apartments, which opened this year on north campus, became the first multi-family building in the Midwest to […]
Facilities Management / University

Accessibility a problem in select halls

For students with motor impairments or disabilities, getting around some residence halls might not be so easy. While 18 of 22 residence halls on-campus are handicap accessible, four are not, having been constructed under older building codes that did not […]
Facilities Management / University
(Steve Lawrence/Staff Photographer)

Biosciences Building to begin construction this summer

Construction of the new Biosciences Building will begin this summer and is estimated to be completed by December 2016. Steve Lawrence, vice president for Facilities Management, said he is excited for the new research-intensive building. “None of us have ever […]
Facilities Management / University
The Education and Human Services building was CMU’s first LEED-certified facility and was completed in August 2009. (Katy Kildee/Assistant Photo Editor)

‘Green’ building projects to save university $2.5 million per year

The strategic planning team for Central Michigan University is taking steps to make on-campus buildings more energy-efficient, saving the university almost $2.5 million per year in total savings. These cost-saving projects come at a vital time for CMU, as its colleges […]
Facilities Management / University

New initiative looks to cut back on waste in residential restaurants

All residential restaurants at Central Michigan University are now part of a new program to help eliminate waste and increase recycling. “Zero Waste” is designed to help cut back on the amount of disposed waste in campus restaurants and to […]
Budget / Facilities Management / University

Graduate student apartments finished, offers affordable rates

North campus’ 164 newest additions seem to be settling in well. The graduate student housing complex is finally complete, and students have finished moving in to the newest addition to the Central Michigan University campus. Every room is full this […]
Facilities Management / News / University
CMU grad students Chelsea Boelens, left, plays a game of cards with her roommate Katie Goodwin in their two bedroom apartment Tuesday afternoon in the Graduate Apartments East Building, 510 E Bellows St. Both Boelens and Goodwin are enrolled in the Physical Assistant Graduate Program with all of their classes located in the Health Professions Building. "It's great because all of the residents are grad students," Boelens said.  "We all have the same mindset; to be very studious." (Victoria Zegler/Photo Editor)

Graduate Housing Complex ready for students

After just three months, Chelsea Boelens said she and her roommate could not be happier about living in the newly opened Graduate Housing Complex on north campus. Boelens and Katie Goodwin live in a two-bedroom apartment in the East Building, […]
Board of Trustees / Facilities Management / Top Stories / University

Campus master plan to focus on making CMU a ‘walkable campus’

The Finance and Facilities Committee revealed plans Thursday to update Central Michigan University’s campus master plan. The campus master plan was first released in 2001 and was updated again in 2003. According to Director of Plant Engineering and Planning Linda […]


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