Description of Current Projects
Phase two of this project to abate and demolish the remaining Allerton Apartment Buildings A, B, C and D was designed by The Osborn Engineering Company. Corresponding studies were produced to show the remaining green space being utilized as athletic fields. After the first Apparent Low Bidder, Apollo Dismantling Services, withdrew their bid, the contract award is now pending with the next Apparent Low Bidder, ProQuality Land Development, for bids that were opened on April 6. Abatement and demolition activities will begin later this summer after residents' leases expire. This General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
Beall, McDowell, Prentice, and Dunbar Halls HVAC Replacement and Student Room Improvements
The three buildings within the Twin Towers Complex, Beall and McDowell halls, and Twin Towers Center, were all constructed in 1966; both Prentice and Dunbar halls were built in 1959. With this project, Residence Services will replace the HVAC systems and make student room improvements in Beall, McDowell, Prentice, and Dunbar halls. The project will include the demolition of the existing two-pipe convection heating units and installation of new, four-pipe heating and air conditioning fan coil units along with the associated piping, power and temperature control infrastructure in Beall, McDowell, and Prentice halls; Dunbar Hall is planned to remain a two-pipe heating-only system. All heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems will be designed to meet the university’s energy and sustainability goals. The existing asbestos-containing floor tile within the residence rooms and corridors will be replaced with carpet tile floor finishes. While Beall and McDowell halls' existing student room built-in wardrobe units will be demolished, the contractor will be responsible for managing the temporary removal and storage of the remaining student room furniture in all four buildings. The contractor will return the furniture and coordinate with the university’s furniture vendor for installation of the new wardrobe units. Van Auken Akins Architects, LLC is serving as the Criteria Architect/Engineer and Gilbane Building Company is serving as the Design-Builder for this project. Construction work within tunnels and mechanical areas began in February and the construction within the buildings will commence and be completed during this summer. This Design-Build project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
Centennial Court and Engleman Hall ADA Improvements
These projects, designed by Metropolitan Architecture Studio, detail necessary ADA enhancements, including revisions to restroom layouts, in Korb Hall and the Centennial Court residence halls. Field investigation work was completed over the summer of 2014. Kent State recently selected Regency Construction Services, Inc. to serve as the Construction Manager at Risk for this combined project. This Construction Manager at Risk combined project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
College of Podiatric Medicine Parking Lot Rehabilitation
Phase one of this project involves rehabilitation of the parking lot at the College of Podiatric Medicine. The parking lot surface course was beyond its intended life span and in need of repair/replacement; curbs were damaged and some had been paved up to the top. Work includes investigation into subsurface condition and existing layers of asphalt. EnviroCom Construction's phase 1 work continues for this project that was designed by Karpinski Engineering, Inc. Due to the contractor’s scheduling issues and winter weather conditions, final asphalt and concrete work associated with phase one are anticipated to be completed this spring, as weather permits. The contract award is pending for the Apparent Low Bidder, Perrin Asphalt Co., Inc. for the second phase of paving repair bids that were opened on April 20. Work will begin on-site in early summer and finish prior to the start of fall classes with landscaping to be completed during the fall planting season. This General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
Dix Stadium Football Locker Room Renovation
The existing Dix Stadium football locker room facilities are outdated and finishes and furnishings are in worn condition. A full interior renovation of the men's varsity football locker room facilities will include installation of new architectural finishes, lockers, and plumbing fixtures. Contractors’ bids for construction will be opened on April 30. This project was designed in-house by the Office of the University Architect. This General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
East Campus Chilled Water Plant New Chiller
This project, designed by Scheeser Buckley Mayfield, adds a new chiller and cooling tower to the existing East Campus Chilled Water Plant. As more residence halls have been upgraded to have air conditioning, the demands on the existing infrastructure have increased. This new equipment would allow for system growth and redundancy while providing energy savings and peak performance. The contract award is pending with the Apparent Low Bidder, M. W. Mielke, Inc., for construction bids that were opened on April 24. Construction will proceed in phases so as to not interrupt any chilled water service to the residence halls. This General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
Engleman Hall Roof Replacement
Engleman Hall’s existing EPDM roof will be removed and replaced. The garden roof system/pavers will be removed and replaced with a new paver system. Fall protection equipment will be installed. This project was designed by Braun & Steidl Architects. The contract award is pending for the Apparent Low Bidder, Cardinal Maintenance Roofing, Inc. for construction bids that were opened on March 20. This General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
Geauga Classroom Building HVAC Replacements, Phase 4
In 2010, Kent State University at Geauga commissioned a study to evaluate the Classroom Building's heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems to determine and recommend which HVAC equipment and systems are most in need of replacement and to recommend a system type for replacement. Karpinski Engineering, Inc. designed the multiple phases of this project to complete the HVAC replacements as separate work during the course of several years. During Phase 4 of this project, the last Trane rooftop unit will be removed and a new make-up air and VRF system will be installed to complete the building's remaining areas conversion to a VRF system, thus completing the overall system. The contract award is pending for construction bids that were opened on March 31. This General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
Institutional Advancement Building
A new Institutional Advancement Building is being built as a public/private partnership with GMS Development as the Developer and Gilbane Building Company as the Construction Manager at Risk. The project is being financed through the Portage County Port Authority. The new Institutional Advancement Building will house the Advancement Operations, Alumni Relations, The Center for Gift and Estate Planning, Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Office of Institutional Advancement, and the University Foundation. The facility will include administrative offices, a call center, meeting rooms, an 80-person event space with an adjacent exhibition hall, and associated support spaces. The three-story building will encompass approximately 34.000 SF and be situated prominently on the northwest corner of Lincoln and Summit streets. As a result of the sloping site, the first floor entrance will be located at the northwest side of the building, while the second floor could be accessed from the southeast side of the building. Exterior materials will be similar to and compatible with adjacent KSU buildings - Franklin and McGilvrey Halls. Exterior walls will be comprised of masonry brick, cast stone, and precast concrete veneers. A 120-car tiered parking lot will also be constructed as part of this project; it will be located on the west side of the site. The parking lot will be accessed from Willow Street to the west and Lincoln Street to the east. Stormwater will be collected via a stormwater detention basin at the very northwest corner of the site. This project will be built to comply with the USGBC standards to achieve a Silver LEED certification level. The building envelope will incorporate high levels of insulation and be thoroughly air-sealed. Mechanical and electrical systems were designed for enhanced efficiency in their operations. Site work, building foundations, and site utilities installations are underway. Currently, structural steel erection is in process with installation of the exterior wall system and roofing system to follow shortly thereafter. Installation of underground utilities has also commenced. Project completion is anticipated by this November.
Kent Campus Classroom, Laboratory, Auxiliary Buildings and Utility Assets Energy Conservation Project, Phase I
In mid-November 2012, The Brewer-Garrett Company commenced activity on their Performance Contract services for energy conservation measures in Kent Campus classroom, laboratory and auxiliary buildings, Summit Street Power Plant and utilities infrastructure. This project impacted over 3.6 million square feet of buildings, plus parking lot and roadway lighting and campus utilities (electricity, natural gas, chilled water, steam, domestic water and sewer). The potential fifty million dollar project was limited to a twenty-five million dollar Phase 1 with a possible, but yet to-be-determined value, future Phase 2. External special bond funding was approved by the Kent State University Board of Trustees and the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority; funding all-in rate achieved 1.25% with a very positive effect on project cash flow. The project is utilizing Ohio House Bill 7 Performance Contracting regulations for payback of the project costs with guaranteed energy savings and possibly operational and avoided capital costs over a maximum 15-year time period. Expectations for Phase 1 of this project are that the majority of the House Bill 251 energy use reduction goals of 20% will be met. New windows were installed at: Administrative Services Building, Bowman Hall, DeWeese Health Center, Dix Stadium, Library and the Kent State University Museum at Rockwell Hall. New HVAC equipment was installed at: MAC Center, Schwartz Center, and the Ice Arena. Exterior lighting poles were retrofitted with LEDs. The Power Plant’s gas and electric utility contracts and operation were re-negotiated. Building envelope repairs were completed at: Administrative Services Building, Bowman Hall, DeWeese Health Center, Dix Stadium, KSU Museum, Library and Nixson Hall skylights. Bowman, Henderson, Moulton, and Nixson halls received new roofs. Lights with occupancy sensors were retrofitted in seventy-seven structures, air handlers were replaced in the MAC Center gym, chillers, boilers, pumps, heat exchangers and domestic water heating systems were replaced in the Schwartz Center, piping system insulation was installed, building envelopes were repaired, and comprehensive utility metering was installed. Closeout of the original scope items is in process and complete UFM staff training is pending. With remaining funds, several other projects have been added to the original scope and will extend this performance contract. Nixson Hall's original, 45-year old chiller is failing, thus new piping will be connected to the Center for the Performing Arts' chiller and is scheduled for completion by start of the cooling season. The Library's 46-year old main condensate pump system will be replaced due to chronic failures with new steam pressure motive pumps. The Library's front stairwell doors will be replaced to save energy and produce a cohesive front entry appearance. The new fiberglass doors will be painted to match the new champagne color window system. Two decorative LED uplights will be added to the Library west facade to match the existing lights on the south facade. Controls will be installed to allow for remotely changing the lighting program to enable special-events lighting. All eleven original mercury light fixtures in the Library overhang will be replaced with new LED fixtures with controls. Exterior lighting will be replaced with LED and controlled lighting at 12-story main glass wall stairwell for daylight energy savings. As-Built drawings and project closeout for the additional work are scheduled to be completed by April 30.
Korb Hall Elevator Modernization
This project, designed by Van Auken Akins Architects, details the modernization of Korb Hall’s elevator. This project will utilize the existing hoistway while making improvements to the elevator machinery and adding necessary fire prevention features. Stitle Construction Corporation's on-site work is scheduled to commence on May 11. This General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
Medium Voltage Loop 6B
This project completes the process of abandoning the old, unreliable 5kv electrical distribution system in favor of the new and more efficient, higher voltage system. Work involves upgrading cabling and electrical equipment to enable the remaining buildings (Allerton Apartments, Art Building, Child Development Center, DeWeese Health Center, Ice Arena, Harbourt, Heer, Stewart, and VanCampen halls, Student Recreation and Wellness Center, and WKSU Broadcast Center) to accept the 13.2kv distribution voltage. All pre-existing, remaining 5kv cabling and equipment are being removed and a new, 13.2kv capacitor bank is being installed. To date, Lake Erie Electric has converted all buildings, except the Art Complex, over to the new system. The electrical contractor is coordinating with the Center for the Visual Arts construction project to have access to the site and electrical room in order to install the new equipment. Although this work had been delayed, data is being collected and verified for cross-project coordination and arc flash studies. The new 13.2 kV capacitor bank was delivered and set in place. Lake Erie Electric is installing and terminating all power and control wiring. The power factor correcting capacitors will enable additional energy efficiencies within the electrical distribution system. Work on this project is anticipated to continue through March. This General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
Multiple Science Buildings Renovations and Addition
The construction of a new Integrated Sciences Building (ISB) and the renovations of three existing science buildings, Cunningham, Smith and Williams halls, were developed as a single project to provide a cohesive approach to science instruction and research space in these areas. Ayers/Saint/Gross, Incorporated, the Architect of Record, is designing and providing project management for all phases of the project. The Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing engineering firm, Prater Engineering, is under contract with the Architect of Record. Turner Construction Company is serving as Construction Manager at Risk. In addition, separate consultants are under contract to assist Kent State on this project: The Ruhlin Company is serving as the Major Construction Program Manager, Karpinski Engineering, Inc. is the Commissioning Agent, and Doty & Miller Architects & Planners, Inc. is the LEED Process Consultant. This project will be registered with the USGBC for minimum Silver LEED certification. This Construction Manager at Risk project is being managed via OAKS-CI. As construction commences, the following are details for each individual building:
Cunningham Hall Renovations (Biological Sciences)
Major facility repairs will be undertaken to ensure Cunningham Hall is warm, safe and dry and several areas will be renovated to enhance instruction and the student experience in the building. The initial scope of work for Cunningham Hall is in the Construction Documents Stage. The first phase of work includes installations of a new ADA elevator and lobby addition, as well as major infrastructure improvements to the air handling units and electrical system. Construction will commence this April. With the support of the JPOC, the final scope of the remaining renovation work was identified for this building, as well utilizing currently allocated funds. These additional scope items are in the Design Development Stage.
Integrated Sciences Building
The Integrated Sciences Building project is in the Construction Documents Stage and is currently tracking on budget. Construction is scheduled to start this fall and by completed by June 2017. ISB will be opened for classes for Fall Semester 2017. A shelled-out basement was accepted by JPOC as an add alternate to the project. This shelled-out space would provide for future research growth in the building.
Smith Hall Renovations (Physics)
Major facility repairs will be undertaken to ensure Smith Hall is warm, safe and dry and several areas will be renovated to enhance instruction and the student experience in the building. Construction is nearly complete on the Smith Hall exterior envelope work. Roofing work is fully complete. Structural corrections to the concrete frame are complete and the color coating will be installed this spring, as weather permits. Roofing work is fully complete. Matching the current budget and with the support of the JPOC, the final scope of the remaining renovation work was identified for this building. An extensive effort will be undertaken to replace the current to-pipe hydronic mechanical system with a modern, forced-air system more suitable for a modern research and instructional building. In addition, a major restroom renovation will correct the accessibility, gender and fixture count issues from the original building design.
Williams Hall Renovations (Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Major facility repairs will be undertaken to ensure Williams Hall is warm, safe and dry and several areas will be renovated to enhance instruction and the student experience in the building. Air handler replacement work is nearing completion in the Williams Hall basement. With the coordination of the Construction Manager at Risk, this work is proceeding while maintaining full occupancy and classes in the building. The first air handler was installed and operational in December; this allows for the removal of the existing air handler and the installation of the second new air handler which is scheduled to start-up this March. Work associated with the connection of Williams Hall to the Integrated Sciences Building is progressing concurrently with the ISB and is in the Construction Documents Stage. The construction will follow a similar schedule to the ISB. With the support of the JPOC, the final scope of the remaining renovation work was identified for this building to align with the proposed budget.
New Facility for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design
The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) is fractionalized with classroom, studios and faculty offices scattered across the campus in three separate structures that do not reflect the caliber of the program. Taylor Hall is the base of CAED's operations and its location within the May Fourth Historic District makes it impossible to modify that building in a constructive way. The new building is programmed at approximately 120,000 SF and includes studios, classrooms, administrative offices and various shop and research spaces. The new building is being located on the Lefton Esplanade extension; the project includes all sidewalks, parking lots, landscaping and utility extensions to the site and building. Richard L. Bowen + Associates, Inc., in collaboration with Weiss/Manfredi, is serving as the Architect of Record for this project. Gilbane Building Company is serving as the Construction Manager at Risk. In addition, separate consultants are under contract to assist Kent State on this project: The Ruhlin Company is serving as the Major Construction Program Manager, Doty & Miller Architects & Planners, Inc. is the LEED Process Consultant, and Four Seasons Environmental, Inc. is the Commissioning Agent. This project will be registered with the USGBC for minimum Silver LEED certification, but is being designed to a LEED Platinum target. Maximizing energy conservation is a critical component of the design goals to comply with House Bill 251. An initial Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) Amendment was executed on November 20, 2014 for early site work and foundations. Site clearing, utility disconnections and steel shoring are underway in order to begin excavation of the basement and deep foundations. This initial site package work is currently 65% complete. The remainder of the building scope has been approved by the university under GMP Amendment No. 2. Construction is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2016 with classes commencing Fall Semester 2016. New Kent State Architecture Building Generates Excitement in the Architecture Profession. This Construction Manager at Risk project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
Nixson Hall Kitchen Renovation
Kitchen equipment in Nixson Hall's Food Lab is original to the building, circa 1965, and is showing its age. This project will provide new finishes, new cabinets, ceilings and MEP systems in the kitchen space. The contract award is pending with the Apparent Low Bidder, Lauren Building Company, for construction bids that were opened on March 31 for this project that was designed by David Ports Architect, Inc. This General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
Renovations and Additions for the School of Art
The School of Art currently occupies seven different buildings on the Kent Campus: the Art Building, Art Annex, Van Deusen Hall, Schwartz Center, Ceramics Building, Olson and Terrace halls. The Art Annex once served as the university's former central heating plant; a two-phase renovation was planned to house several art programs. Phase one was completed in 2007 and this project will complete the second phase of renovations. Recommendations to renovate Van Deusen Hall were approved, enabling the buildings to be linked together by the addition, thus creating space for the entire School of Art to be housed under one roof. When completed, the entire Center for the Visual Arts complex will be comprised of approximately 125,800 SF. Van Deusen needs significant renovations to accommodate the program space; the old Heating Plant section of the Art Annex was partially demolished and is being rebuilt. In general, the project provides new MEP infrastructure, interior finishes, and envelope repairs/replacement. This project will be registered with the USGBC for minimum Silver LEED certification. Payto Architects, Inc., the Architect of Record, completed a study with several different renovation scenarios. Ozanne Construction Company served as Construction Management at Risk for Bid Events 1A and 1B, and concluded their work last March. The Ruhlin Company is serving as the Major Construction Program Manager, Doty & Miller Architects & Planners, Inc. is the LEED Process Consultant, and Four Seasons Environmental, Inc. is the Commissioning Agent. Portions of the buildings are remaining occupied during the renovations. Two early construction packages commenced last spring to relocate existing utilities and perform abatement and demolition in the Art Annex and former Heating Plant. Utility work commenced last May and will be completed this August. Demolition and abatement work began in the Art Annex last September and is continuing in Van Deusen in two phases anticipated to be completed this summer. Multiple-Prime Contracts for site and structural work for the addition in between the Art Annex and Van Deusen Hall were bid by the A/E. Bid Event 02 work is progressing with Precision Engineering & Contracting, 21st Century Concrete Construction, Inc., and Lake Building Products on-site. Baumann Enterprises, 21st Century Concrete Construction, Thomarios, S. A. Comunale Co., Summit Electric, Echo 24, Johnson Controls, and ABC Piping Co. are also involved in the construction process. The project schedule currently shows the Art Annex and Addition completing work by June 1, 2015, and the remainder of Van Deusen Hall completed by December 10, 2015. Foundations of Excellence: The Center for the Visual Arts Complex, Featured Video, April 7, 2014. This multiple-phased, Multiple-Prime project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
Salem Classroom Building Partial Roof Replacement
As Phase 1 of the project, Kent State University at Salem is currently replacing two large areas of roof at the Classroom Building with a new, single-ply, 20-year warrantied membrane system. The project was designed in-house by the Office of the University Architect. Cardinal Maintenance Roofing's on-site construction continues, as weather permits through early spring. During phase 2 of this project, four large areas of roof will be removed and replaced with a new, single-ply, 20-year warrantied membrane system. This phase of the project was also designed in-house by the Office of the University Architect. Contractors' bids for Phase 2 roofing work will be opened on April 29. These General Contracting projects are being managed via OAKS-CI.
Salem Classroom Building Second Floor Build-Out
This project will complete the build-out of the Salem Campus' Classroom Building second floor Science Wing and will include a biology lab and prep room; a chemistry lab, prep room, instrumentation room, and storage room; two general classrooms; a general storage room; and two student restrooms. Stitle Construction Corporation's construction work is nearing completion for this project that was designed by Hasenstab Architects. Departmental move-ins are scheduled prior to the start of summer classes. This Capitally-funded, General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
Stark Library HVAC Modifications, Phase 2
Kent State University at Stark’s Library Building, built in 1976, houses the Library, offices, classrooms and supports spaces. Peters Tschantz & Associates, Inc. designed this multiple-phase HVAC replacement project so that each phase could be done floor by floor. Under phase one, the reheat piping was completed on the basement level and the mains were extended to the first and second floors. Phase two will extend the distribution from the mains to the new VAV terminal units reheat coils. Custom Moduline air terminal units will be removed on the second and third floors. Associated ductwork and diffusers will also be replaced with new VAV terminal unit with hydronic reheat coils and a boiler reheat system with distribution will be expanded. New lighting with LED technology will be installed so that the mechanical system will not have to be modified in the future. This enhanced energy reduction design connects the HVAC system installed under phase one to phase two’s wet pipe sprinkler system, new ceiling grid and lighting systems. This General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
Stark Sciences Building
BHDP Architecture assisted the university with designing a new Kent State University at Stark Sciences Building of approximately 41,140 SF and renovating approximately 5,250 SF of the existing Main Hall East Wing. Heapy Engineering is serving as the Commissioning Agent. The new building will support the Science programs and will accommodate science teaching and research laboratories such as Biology, Physics, and Geology, as well as Nursing laboratories and classrooms. The building will also include general and computer classrooms, faculty offices and a student cyber lounge. Main Hall East Wing will then be renovated and the existing Biology laboratories and prep/storage areas will be converted to accommodate the Chemistry program. The new building is located adjacent to the existing Main Hall East Wing with a link at the second floor to connect the new Sciences Building with the renovated science laboratories in the Main Hall East Wing. Site development includes a building receiving area, accessible parking, pedestrian walkways, lighting and landscaping. Jeffrey Carr Construction's work on the new building is currently on schedule to be completed by this spring. The project is fully enclosed with installation of interior finishes underway. The ground and first floor level cabinetry are being installed. Renovations to the vacated spaces are then scheduled to occur during this spring and summer. This Capitally-funded, General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
Student Memorial Garden
To create a singular location for student memorials, the Student Memorial Garden is being built on the Kent Campus for students to remember and recognize students that have passed away. In August, Hummel Construction Company and W. T. Leone's Tri-Area Electric Company commenced work on this project that was designed by Robert D. Morgan, LLC. Electrical work has been completed; the planting and lawn areas will be completed this spring, as weather permits. The dedication of the Student Memorial Garden will take place April 28. This Multiple-Prime project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
Tri-Towers Residence Halls Rooms and HVAC Upgrades
Built in 1968, the Tri-Towers complex consists of two ten-story residence halls, one twelve-story residence hall and a central connecting building for dining and student activities. The complex houses approximately 1,400 students and previously received two large-scale, but partial renovations within the last ten years. This project addresses deferred maintenance issues, including aging HVAC infrastructure, building envelope failures, interior room configurations and finishes that were not corrected as part of previous renovations and extending the life of the buildings for another thirty years. Domokur Architects is serving as the Architect of Record to assist with designing and providing project management for all phases of the project. The AOR contracted directly with Scheeser Buckley Mayfield for MEP engineering design. Four Seasons Environmental is serving as the Commissioning Agent. Gilbane Building Company is serving as Construction Manager at Risk for this project. Construction was completed during the summers of 2013 and 2014 in Wright, Koonce, and Leebrick halls. During the summer of 2015, the Rotunda will undergo similar exterior repairs and receive a new roof. This Construction Manager at Risk project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
Trumbull Classroom Building Penthouse AHU Replacement and HVAC Upgrades
At Kent State University at Trumbull, the Classroom Building’s existing air handling units in are beyond their useful lives and fall short of the building's performance needs. Coils and drain pans are leaking and valves are in need of replacement to improve energy efficiency and reliability of the air distribution system for this facility. This project will remove four multi-zone air handling units and 26 pneumatic terminal units and replace them with four new units which will include new VFDs and DDC terminal units with associated piping, valving, controls, and ductwork. Scheeser Buckley Mayfield, LLC is designing this project and construction is anticipated to commence during the spring of 2016. This Capitally-funding General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
Tuscarawas Founders Hall Roof Replacement
Kent State University at Tuscarawas will be replacing the roof at the Classroom Building (Founders Hall) with a new, single-ply, 20-year warrantied membrane system. The project was designed in-house by the Office of the University Architect. Contractors' bids for construction will be opened on April 29. This Capitally-funded, General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
Tuscarawas New Storage Facility
A new pole barn storage building will be constructed near the existing Tuscarawas Campus' maintenance complex to replace the lost storage that is currently located within University Hall. The project involves the design/build of an unheated storage facility for the Tuscarawas Campus' roadway and site maintenance equipment, supplies requiring weather protection, miscellaneous maintenance materials, and campus assets not currently in use. Contractors' bids for construction will be opened on May 11 for this project that was designed by the Office of the University Architect. This General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
Tuscarawas University Hall and Multi-County Attention Center Abatement and Demolition
Abatement and demolition of Kent State University at Tuscarawas' University Hall and the Multi-County Attention Center were approved by the Tuscarawas County University District Board. Asbestos abatement analyses were conducted in preparation for the removal of both buildings. In a separate project, a new pole barn storage building will potentially be constructed in the existing maintenance complex to replace the lost storage that is currently located within University Hall. Separate contractors' bids for both abatement and demolition of the buildings will be opened on May 11 for this project that was designed by the Office of the University Architect. This General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
Twinsburg Regional Academic Center Parking Lot Expansion, Phase 1
At the Kent State University at Geauga's Twinsburg Regional Academic Center, additional student parking is needed to prevent overflow of student parking in the adjacent business parking lots. This project will develop the first phase of additional student parking as planned in the original building design. The contract award is pending with the Apparent Low Bidder, North Coast Paving Company, for construction bids that were opened on April 22 for this project that was designed by Payto Architects, Inc. This General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.
White Hall Restroom Renovation
White Hall's restrooms are original to the building, circa 1966, and do not currently meet ADA guidelines; finishes and fixtures are worn. This project will provide new finishes, and upgrade HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems for code compliance and to meet ADA requirements in White Hall's existing restrooms. The contract award is pending for the Apparent Low Bidder, The Cornice Co., Inc. for re-bids that were opened on April 20 for this project that was designed by Vocon Design, Inc. This General Contracting project is being managed via OAKS-CI.