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 September 15, 2017

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Renovation and Addition, Glass Hall

RobRoy Viau, Project Manager

The fourth floor classroom and multipurpose room will be finished this week. The fourth floor corridor ceiling grid is installed and will be ready for tile the middle of the week. The fourth floor board room is receiving drywall. The third floor collaboration areas have been painted and will be getting glass this week. Once glass is installed the carpet installation will begin. The second floor interview rooms have been framed and the metal decking installed on the roof.  The mechanical rough in is 70% with drywall installed this week. The grand staircases have had the terrazzo treads installed on two of the runs. They will be finished and painted this week.  The glass guardrail installation will follow the paint. Site work on all sides of the site are progressing.  The northwest entry walk and stair are being installed. The south sidewalks and light pole bases are being poured. Power washing has started on the north side and glass cleaning will start later this week.


New Elevator Installation, Kentwood Hall

Jerry Compton, Project Manager

Modifications to the elevator penthouse continue, along with work to enlarge the elevator shaft. Work in the new janitor closets continues. Flooring for the elevator entrances is being selected.  The elevator installation is scheduled to be completed by October 10th. Exterior work near the new stair tower is nearly complete.


Renovation, Ellis Hall

Mark Wheeler, Project Manager

On the exterior, sod has been placed on the north side.  Site cleanup and hydro seeding will occur over the next week.  Installation of the wood exterior wall cladding continues.  South facing wood vertical fins are all installed on the south facing glass.  Metal panels at soffits and roof edges are being installed on the north and west faces.  Final touchup painting is occurring throughout the building along with final install of ceiling tile, acoustic panels, and mirrors.  Concerted efforts continue in the Jr. Recital Hall and the Main Recital Hall.  In the Jr. Recital Hall the final shaping of acoustic walls is occurring with the installation of studs at those locations.  Sheetrock install will occur next.  The ceiling is finished and the floor polishing has begun.  Seats will be installed over the next few days.  In the main recital hall wood panels and grilles are almost complete.  The seating installation will begin along with the placement of final light fixtures.


New Health & Wellness Center

Jerry Compton, Project Manager

The installation of interior wall framing, door frames, ductwork, electrical and plumbing rough-ins continues in the building. Installation of drywall continues. The elevator is scheduled to be operational by the end of September. Installation of the window systems continues with work on window frame extensions. Work on exterior stone panel installation continues. Startup of HVAC is expected this month.


Renovation of Hass-Darr Hall, West Plains Campus

RobRoy Viau, Project Manager

Work will start back up in the addition with steel erection.  Wall framing has arrived on site and that work will commence.  Portions of the existing slab are being removed and replaced.


Expansion of Parking Lot 39

Doug Sampson, Project Manager

80% of the parking lot is paved.  The new entrance will be poured by the end of the week.  Topsoil and grading will be finalized next week.


Renovation, Hill Hall

Mark Wheeler, Project Manager

Demolition of the second through the fourth floors are almost complete.  Demolition has begun on the first floor with the removal of walls.  Excavation will occur soon to allow the placement of new structure and new ADA ramps.   


Replace Boilers, Morris Center

Mark Frietchen, Project Manager

Equipment piping is being flushed. Electrical work nears completion. The boiler flue material is being prepared for installation on September 15, 2017.

  • New Wellness Center Construction

  • Renovation at Ellis Hall

  • Addition at Glass Hall

  • Floor Repair in Hammons Weight Room

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