Weekly Project Updates

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The Office of Planning, Design and Construction is pleased to share weekly project updates with the campus, the community, and beyond. While not a comprehensive list, the updates reflect our more substantial campus projects. Below are our most current updates and previous updates are available at the bottom of this page. If you would like additional details, or information regarding a project not listed below, please contact our office at 417-836-5101 or email us at DesignandConstruction@Missouristate.edu. Thank you for your interest in projects at Missouri State University.

Update for Week Ending June 23, 2017

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Renovation and Addition, Glass Hall

RobRoy Viau, Project Manager

Precast is being repaired building wide. North side site work is underway with the planters poured early this week. The site grading is 80% complete. They have set around 380 pieces of glass on the exterior of the addition to date and anticipate being complete with exterior glass installation the first week of July. The exterior flashing is being set with exterior insulation to follow. The north bathrooms in the addition are receiving tile with millwork to follow. The grand staircase is receiving the structure to support the glass handrails. Storefront windows and ceilings are being installed on the first floor west offices and lab. The lecture halls have had their first coat of paint and are having new ceilings installed.

New Elevator Installation, Kentwood Hall

Terry Rowland, Project Manager

Demolition of existing elevator is expected to be completed this week.  The construction of the new corridor on the 6th floor continues.  The corridor has been framed and roofed. Fireproofing has been applied. Glazing on the north is scheduled to be installed next week. The corridor is scheduled to be completed in July, providing for full access to the building. The elevator installation is scheduled to be completed by October.

Renovation, Ellis Hall

Mark Wheeler, Project Manager

On the building exterior the glazing framing has begun on the south and west facades.  The interior vestibule glazing framing is installed at the north entrance.  The roof installation is complete on the lowest connector roof.  The roof installation continues as weather allows.  The HVAC system is on and running and it is connected to the central control system.  Minor modifications and adjustments are being made as necessary.  Sheetrock finishing continues on all floors as well as at the ceiling of the recital hall.  Sheet rock is being installed on the lower portion of the recital hall and is approximately 50% installed.  Priming the sheet rock along with some painting has started at various locations around the building.  Wood door frames are being installed on the 3rd and 4th floors.  Electrical fixtures are currently being installed on all floors along with final installation of mechanical duct work in the 2nd floor lobby/reception area.  

New Health & Wellness Center

Jerry Compton, Project Manager

The public can view the project through the new construction camera via the PD&C website. Concrete for the first floor is in place. Framing for the exterior curtain wall is nearly complete with only the northeast sections remaining to be finished. The installation of wall framing at the upper roof is nearly complete. The installation of ductwork and interior wall framing continues in the building. Construction of the elevator shaft and elevator equipment room continues. Pavement patching for the storm water management system should be completed this week.

Floor Repair in Weight Room, Hammons Student Center

Mark Wheeler, Project Manager

The final installation of the floor is complete and the project was punched last week.  This completes the construction activities for the project.

Renovation of Hass-Darr Hall, West Plains Campus

RobRoy Viau, Project Manager

All the foundation wall pours are complete.  The insulation has been installed on the perimeter foundation walls along with termite protection spray.  Portions of the slab will be poured this week and next.  The footing reinforcement for the monument sign being installed at the southwest corner of the site.

Expansion of Parking Lot 39

Doug Sampson, Project Manager

The contractor continues to bring in additional rock to help stablize the subsurface of the parking lot.  Approximately 70% of the expaneded parking lot surface has been worked on to provide a solid base for the base rock that needs to be installed.  The contractor is also beginning to layout out the islands that need to be cut into the existing lot and the trenching that will be needed to feed the new parking lot lighting.  The existing lot 39 will need to be closed while some of this works proceeds.  The closure of lot 39 will be corrdinated but access to Kentwood Hall will continue to be available via St. Louis Street to the north.

Renovate Computer Labs, Cheek Hall

Doug Sampson, Project Manager

The relocation of hydronic lines within the space has been completed.  This will allow the wall framing to be completed.  Drywall is being installed throughout the spaces with some areas already taped and having the first coat of joint compound applied.  Electrical rough-in continues with the spaces.  Deteriorated drywall found at the south exterior wall is being removed to allow for it to be reapplied to provide for a solid wall upon completion of the project. 

Bathroom Renovation, Shannon House

Terry Rowland, Project Manager

Framing continues and is nearing completion.  Gypsum board installation has started.  Plumbing and electrical rough-in is 99% complete.  Asbestos abatement is also nearing completion. The project continues to be on schedule.


  • New Wellness Center Construction

  • Renovation at Ellis Hall

  • Addition at Glass Hall

  • Floor Repair in Hammons Weight Room

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