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 May 26, 2017

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Renovation and Addition, Glass Hall

RobRoy Viau, Project Manager

Glass has been delivered and is being installed. The cladding sub framing is still being installed on the exterior as well as the exterior insulation. Site work has started on the southwest with the demo of the concrete stairs. Demolition has started on the two remaining large classrooms as well as the south corridor on the first floor.  The third floor of the addition is having the drywall finished and the mechanical trades are working to get the building conditioned. 

New Elevator Installation, Kentwood Hall

Terry Rowland, Project Manager

Work on this project resumed as scheduled.  The construction site has been mobilized and demolition has started on the roof.

Renovation, Ellis Hall

Mark Wheeler, Project Manager

At the exterior of the building window framing is 90% complete on all sides.  Glass installation continues with the completion of the north upper façade this week.  Glazing is currently being installed on the east façade.  The new roofing membrane installation begins today and will be completed incrementally as weather allows.  Inside the recital hall, lighting has been installed and all AV conduits have been run.  Sheet rock installation is almost complete at the ceiling.  The only details left are the installation of the acoustic barrier boxes over the can lights.  Almost all of the interior door frames are installed and they are receiving final acoustical treatments prior to the final installation of sheet rock around the doors.  Almost all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing rough-in is complete.  HVAC control wiring continues and preparations are occurring for the first HVAC equipment startup within the next few weeks.  The elevator is installed except for some final components.  The final floor polish samples have been completed for review as well as the final wood panels at the 3rd and 4th floor teaching rooms.

New Health & Wellness Center

Jerry Compton, Project Manager

The installation of the steel deck for the concrete floor is complete for the east half of the second floor and nearly complete for the third floor. Framing for the exterior curtain wall is nearly complete on the west side of the building. The installation of ductwork and interior wall framing continues in the west half of the building. Work continues in the basement in preparation for new equipment. Work to connect roof drains to storm water management system will occur over the next three weeks. The public can view the project through the construction camera via the PD&C website.

Improve District Chilled Water System, Campus Utilities, Phase 2

Mark Frietchen, Project Manager

Punch list items continue being corrected at this time. Exterior building lighting is being completed. Data line installation to monitor the chiller operation and electrical consumption should be complete this week. Sod installation will occur when weather permits. Zinc panel installation is expected to occur the first week of July.

Floor Repair in Weight Room, Hammons Student Center

Mark Wheeler, Project Manager

The flooring design change has been approved to add one additional color to the floor to simulate lifting platforms. The flooring material has arrived at the sub-contractor’s facility and they will start the installation soon.

Renovation of Hass-Darr Hall, West Plains Campus

RobRoy Viau, Project Manager

The existing building anchor bolts have been set and the concrete poured.  The existing building NW slab area has been filled with base rock, vapor barrier, and reinforcement and poured, as well as the areas of the interior building slab that were removed for the plumbing rough in.  The new East and West building pad pilaster excavation has started, reinforcement installation completed, and most of the pilaster concrete installed.  The cover board removal on the roof is at 80%.  

Expansion of Parking Lot 39

Doug Sampson, Project Manager

Site work continues at Lot 39.  Underground utilities have been uncovered and are in the process of being relocated.  The University is working with our boring contractor to provide a price for relocating the fiber and copper lines.  The electrician is working to provide a new run for the main electrical feed for Kentwood. City Utilities is fabricating the new electrical equipment for the relocation of the power pole to farther south on the site.  The site has been cut to sub-grade and the material will start to be added back soon.

Renovate Computer Labs, Cheek Hall

Doug Sampson, Project Manager

Demolition has begun to prepare the space for its renovation.  Temporary dust walls have been installed to contain dust.  The raised flooring, ceilings, and walls are being removed.  Electrical circuits and wiring will be removed back to their source.  The HVAC piping system has been pumped down to allow for demolition of old piping and installation of the new piping.  Asbestos removal will begin on Tuesday, May 30.  

Bathroom Renovation, Shannon House

Terry Rowland, Project Manager

Work began Monday, May 22, 2017. The construction site has been mobilized and demolition has begun.


  • New Wellness Center Construction

  • Renovation at Ellis Hall

  • Addition at Glass Hall

  • Floor Repair in Hammons Weight Room

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