Wayne State is implementing construction projects that will impact our daily activities. Seven noteworthy projects are the Multidisciplinary Biomedical Research Building (MBRB), the Advanced Technology Education Center (ATEC) located in Warren, the second floor renovations at Manoogian, the first floor general-purpose classroom renovations at Education, the upgrades to Shapero Lecture room 100, the Student Center Building renovations and various eletrical service upgrades.
The Multidisciplinary Biomedical Research Building (MBRB) has been WSU’s priority one project submitted for Capital Outlay consideration since FY 2009, as a new research facility is critical to enabling WSU to participate in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) funding and initiatives. WSU requested $90 million in Capital Outlay funding to partially cover its portion of the costs of the MBRB project, and in December, 2010, was conditionally awarded $30 million by the State of Michigan and was authorized to proceed with final programming and schematic design in accordance with State project development guidelines. This new research facility is critical to enabling WSU to participate in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) funding and initiatives, and will support 67 PI teams representing multiple program components. The $92 million MBRB project includes the repurposing of the existing Dagleish Cadillac Dealership in TechTown with frontage on Cass Avenue, and an addition extending to the east boasting a Woodward address to support the 207,000 square foot facility. The project is scheduled to be occupied in March 2015.
The Advanced Technology Education Center (ATEC) located in Warren, Mich., adjacent to Macomb Community College (MCC), will involve the renovation of an existing structure on the 3.5-acre site at 14601 East 12 Mile Rd. The new ATEC facility will offer students in Macomb County the opportunity to attain four-year degrees in marketable academic programs such as engineering, computer science, business, advanced manufacturing and other disciplines, while providing collaborative opportunities with the business community in the area.
The Manoogian Building Second Floor Renovations will upgrade the teaching and learning environment of twenty-three general-purpose classrooms and four ethnic rooms. The project scope on the second floor will include:
• demolition of ceilings, lighting, heating and cooling equipment and distribution systems,
• significant asbestos abatement of spray-on fire proofing material
• replacement of heating and cooling ductwork, terminal units and related building automation controls for occupant comfort and energy conservation,
• expansion of fire suppression and fire alarm systems,
• replacement of electrical, voice and data distribution systems,
• replacement of finishes including ceilings, lighting systems and flooring,
• installation of new instructional technologies including teacher stations,
• installation of accent features and seating areas in the corridors and elevator lobby,
• replacement of all classroom furniture, including appropriate provisions for disabled persons
The renovation of the Education Building’s first floor will include five general-purpose classrooms. The project scope includes the complete abatement and selective demolition of the five interiors spaces and the renovation of the classroom spaces with all new finishes, mechanical and electrical systems upgrades and new technology infrastructure.
The upgrade of Shapero Lecture room 100 will include fixed seating and finishes and the removal of abandoned media consoles to provide ADA seating. The project will also include a instructor work station that will interface with media to provide instructor control of audio and visual for the lecture room.
Student Center Building renovations: http://studentcenter.wayne.edu/new/#top
During the past decade the University has experienced several electrical power outages including the northeast regional power outage of August 2003. On many other occasions the University has experienced wide variation in electrical voltage as supplied by both the Detroit Public Lighting Department (PLD) and Detroit Edison (DTE). Problems with PLD electrical reliability have been especially acute in recent years, forcing the University to shut down operations and cancel classes in June 2011 and September 2013. Planned solutions to mitigate the impact of major outages as well as “brownouts” and power surges include additional emergency back-up power generators, uninterruptable power supplies for sensitive instrumentation, and time delay restart devices for freezers. Multiple buildings and locations will receive electrical service reliability upgrades such as generators, uninterruptable power supply, freezer protection, and service entrance upgrades.
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