Construction Zone: Update on Construction Projects at Kent State

Heavy summer construction activities continue across Kent State's eight campuses. The major facility and infrastructure improvements administered by the Office of the University Architect are as follows:

Construction projects nearing completion:
Ice Arena Boiler Replacement
Kent Campus Steam System Upgrades, Phase 2
Kent Campus Summer 2006 Parking Lot Sealing
Power Plant Steam-Driven Chiller
Stopher and Johnson Residence Halls Replacement and Honors College
Trumbull Cooling Tower and Chiller Replacement

Among other projects still under construction at Kent State, the Franklin Hall Rehabilitation will be in the works until fall 2007.
Among other projects still under construction at Kent State, the Franklin Hall Rehabilitation will be in the works until fall 2007.
Photo by Bob Christy
Projects under construction:
Allerton Balcony/Stair Rehabilitation
Allerton Buildings G and H Deconstruction & Salvage
Allerton Buildings G and H Demolition
Allerton Building J Re-roof
Allyn, Manchester and Dunbar Halls Toilet and Shower Room Renovations
Art Building Roof Replacement
Baseball Field Improvements, Phase 2, Bleacher Package
Business Administration Bldg. Lecture Hall HVAC and Roof Replacement
Dix Stadium Structural Repairs
Dix Stadium Toilet Room Mechanical and Electrical Systems Upgrade
East Liverpool Classroom Bldg. 1st Floor Interior Renovation
Franklin Hall Rehabilitation
Geauga Classroom Building Interior Renovation
Lake and Olson Halls Booster Pump Replacement
Leebrick Hall Toilet and Shower Room Rehabilitation
Library Emergency Generator Replacement
Library 4th Floor Roof Replacement
MAC Center Roof Replacements, Phase 1
Michael Schwartz Center Roof Rehabilitation
Music and Speech Center Roof Rehabilitation, Phase 1
Salem Gymnasium Roof Replacement and Fascia Restoration
Small Group Phase 2 Fire Alarm Upgrades
Stark Library Lower Level Renovation
Stark Main Hall Fire Alarm Upgrade
Stark Main Hall Plaza Renovations and Lobby Roof Replacement
Stark Student Parking Lot Resurfacing
Student Center Ballroom Improvements
Terrace Hall Deconstruction and Salvage
Terrace Hall Demolition
Trumbull Classroom Bldg. Fire Alarm System Upgrade
Tuscarawas Selected Interior Renovations
University Esplanade, Phase 3
WKSU-FM Remote Repeaters Emergency Generators

Contracts pending:
Kent Campus C-Midway Parking Lot
Kent Campus Parking Lot Paving, Summer 2006
Library 4th Floor Air Handler Replacement
Men's and Women's Golf Teams' Golf Course Training Facility
Michael Schwartz Center Glass Block Replacement
Tri-Towers Rotunda Renovations for Design Studios

Projects advertised for construction bids:
June 30: CE&O Fuel Station
July 13: Baseball Field Improvements, Phase 2, Clubhouse
July 19: Stockdale Roof Replacement

Other projects to be bid soon:
Bikeway and Sidewalk Improvements
Stark Dressler Rd./University Ave. Signage
Stark Exterior Walkway Lighting
The PORTAGE: Horning Road to Loop Road Segment

Projects under design:
Building Envelope Assessment
Clark and Fletcher Halls Toilet and Shower Room Renovations
Ice Arena Locker Room Expansion
Lake and Olson Halls Toilet and Shower Room Renovations
Oscar Ritchie Hall Rehabilitation

Fundraising campaigns underway:
Ashtabula Health Science Building
Salem Building Additions and Expansions

Requesting design firm qualifications:
Music and Speech Center Renovations and Additions
Trumbull Classroom Building Laboratory Renovations
Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center
WKSU-FM Renovations and Additions Planning

Selecting design firms:
Kent Multimodal Transportation Center Planning Study

Detailed descriptions of each project can be found on the Office of the University Architect’s Web site.

For the latest updates on roadway and walkway closings due to construction, please refer to the Construction Detours Web site.

Please contact Jacqueline Mest in the Office of the University Architect by calling 330-672-7992 for additional project information.

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