Summer Construction Underway at UW-RF
MAY 26, 2006--Summer is a busy time for maintenance and facility management staff at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and a number of new and continuing construction projects are underway on campus.
One continuing project is the new student union building, which is scheduled to open in January 2007. Projects this summer include the construction of the parking lot and landscape/site details. "The contractors and consultants have been excellent to work with, and the finished building will significantly enhance the built environment of the campus," said Waldo Hagen, director of facilities management at UW-RF.
North Hall, the only building on the north side of Cascade Avenue, will receive new windows. The project should be completed before classes begin in the fall.
South Hall, the oldest building on campus, is scheduled to have the north, east and west exterior doors replaced. In addition, areas on the north side of the building next to the foundation, which dates to 1876, need to be excavated. The foundation in those areas will be repaired, and drain tile will be installed to prevent further water problems from heavy rainfall. The area will then be re-landscaped.
The siding of the penthouse of the Agricultural Science building will be replaced. This fall activity will begin for the $9.3 million Dairy Learning Center, recently approved by the UW System Board of Regents.
Some residence halls will get a face-lift, including replacing hardware, remodeling bathrooms, replacing doors, installing new electrical devices, insulating pipes, and installing new carpet and lighting among other regular remodeling and repair projects. In addition, many student rooms will be painted, and some kitchens will be remodeled.
Parking lots, curbs and crosswalks across campus will be repainted this summer as well as the weight room in the Emogene Nelson Building.
The Knowles Physical Education and Recreation Complex will receive a new water heater, and boilers at the campus heating plant will be tested for future rebuilding needs.
The buildings of Kleinpell Fine Arts, North Hall, Karges Gymnasium, and the Chalmer Davee Library will have small projects this summer, including ceiling and carpet repairs and painting.
"While the large majority of these projects will be invisible to the general public, some will be more obvious and/or intrusive than others," said Hagen.
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