Facilities Management

Facilities Management

‘Green’ projects on campus show energy, power savings as institute reaches out nationwide

The installation of 64 solar panels onto the Education and Human Services Building could save Central Michigan University money while reducing its negative environmental impact. Steve Lawrence, associate vice president of Facilities Management, said the solar panels will save the […]
Facilities Management

Board members get first-hand look at RFoC, preparing to vote on renovation proposal at future meeting

A detachment of suited professionals lingered among the usual rush of hungry students craving a quick breakfast at Real Food on Campus. The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees paid a visit to Carey Hall’s RFoC residential restaurant Thursday morning […]
Board of Trustees / Facilities Management / News / University

Trustees hear graduate housing plans, construction updates during first open committee meetings

Trustees heard updates on several infrastructure projects during the board of trustees' newly opened committee meetings Wednesday. Steve Lawrence, associate vice president of Facilities Management, requested permission from the board on proposed renovations to Pearce and Powers halls totaling $24.5 […]
Administration / Facilities Management

Pearce, Powers halls could receive $24.5 million in structural improvements

A $24.5 million Capital Outlay renovation to Pearce and Powers halls is up for approval at Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting. The request, which includes upgrades to classroom furniture, floors, lights, windows, roofing, doors, fiber optics, ceilings and a new […]
Facilities Management

BREAKING: Materials catch fire at Central Energy Facility

Emergency personnel responded to a fire at the Central Energy Facility early Sunday evening. Mount Pleasant Fire Department Sgt. Michael Dunham said the fire, reported at about 6 p.m., was likely caused by a motor in the Central Energy Facility […]
College of Medicine / Facilities Management

College of Medicine ‘on track’; other universities make progress in med school projects

Universities all over Michigan are scrubbing up their curriculums with new medical schools. CMU's College of Medicine is "on track" both structurally and financially, according to administrators close to the project. Dr. Ernest Yoder, the college's founding dean, said the […]
Facilities Management / Isabella County

Facilities Management, county road commission work through snowstorm

Students may have rejoiced Wednesday morning to the news of class cancellations, but workers with the Isabella County Road Commission and CMU Facilities Management department had their hands full. Facilities Management landscape operations had 20 people working through the storm, […]
Facilities Management

Two offices, east entrance still accessible in Bovee University Center during renovation

The dust is far from settled at the Bovee University Center as renovations continue, but the Copy Center and MEDIAgraphix are holding out in their original locations. Clients and customers now need to use the east entrance or east stairwell […]
Facilities Management

All campus buildings ADA-compliant, no additional elevators planned on campus

All 70 campus buildings listed in the building index are assessable to CMU’s physically disabled population; however, some do not have elevators. Steve Lawrence, associate vice president of Facilities Management, said all campus buildings comply with federal statues.
Facilities Management

New recycle bins help push CMU past recycling goals for 2010

Central Michigan University successfully reached its goal in 2010 by recycling a total of 568.17 tons. Director of Facilities Operations Jay Kahn said the 568.17 tons of recycled materials was generated from general recycling, department recycling and composting. The goal […]
Facilities Management

Education, Human Services Building made more ‘green’ with solar panels on top of other initiatives

Solar panels were installed in the Education and Human Services building Friday to save the university money, though it is not yet known how much the panels will save in power costs. According to previously published reports, the solar panels […]
Facilities Management / Featured
Lansing sophomores Tyler Allen, left, and Erin Smith, right, focus on each others technique during an ab workout Monday afternoon downstairs in MAC Room 2 of the Student Activity Center. (Photo by Victoria Zegler/Staff Photographer)

Asbestos, lead found in fitness center; Shingles says renovation project still on course

The renovation process of the fitness center in the Student Activity Center has run into some problems over the past few weeks. CMU discovered asbestos and a high concentration of lead in the old wrestling space, said Stan Shingles, assistant […]


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