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CCB Envelope Repairs

Capital Projects is working with a consulting team to evaluate the condition of the roof and envelope (windows and exterior walls) of the original portion of the Charlton College of Business. We have found leaks that are associated with both areas. Upon completion of our study this summer, we will review opportunities for funding repairs to the building with DCAMM. Repairs are likely to be limited to the roof for this particular effort and are expected to be completed between February 2023 and January 2024

CVPA Envelope Repairs

Capital Projects is working with a consulting team to evaluate the condition of the roof and exterior walls for the Center for Visual & performing Arts. Upon completion of our study this summer, we will review opportunities for funding repairs to the building with DCAMM. Repairs are likely to be limited to the concrete and mansory due to requirement that are outside of our control. Work is expected to be completed between February 2023 and January 2024.

Central Campus Entrance Upgrades

Capital Projects is working with a consulting team to evaluate the condition of all central campus building entrances. Upon completion of our study this summer, we will review opportunities for funding repairs to the entrances with DCAMM. The scope of work is expected to include repairs to the ground, doors and hardware at entrances to achieve compliance with ADA guidelines. It will include replacement of entrance doors and adjacent storefronts in a number of locations, and the addition of push-button and card readers access at a number of entrances. Construction work will affect CVPA, Foster, the Student Center, the Auditorium, the Auditorium Annex, LARTS, DION, Textiles, Violette, Research and Tripp and is expected to take place between March 2023 and January 2024.

Campus Elevator Upgrade Project

Mechanical improvements and code related upgrades will be made to eight main campus elevators. Existing conditions surveys and design documents will begin this week for elevators in the campus center, CVPA, Foster Admin, Dion, LARTS, Textile, and Violette buildings. Construction is expected to begin in January 2023 and continue through the calendar year.

LARTS Building Systems Modernization Project

This Project will address deferred maintenance needs that include improvements for more sustainable HVAC and electricity systems, upgrades to learning spaces, replacement of exterior windows and roof, and restoration of the exterior mansory envelope. Project planning meetings are currently underlay with the UMass Building Authority(UMBA) and Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance(DCAMM). Next steps will include bringing on board an architectural firm and owner's project management team who will assist the University in developing a scope of work, budget estimate and schedule. Once the planning, design, and approval process are complete, construction is anticipated to begin in late 2024 and end by summer 2026.

FY14 #4 – Classroom, Teaching Laboratory and Learning Space Improvements (FY13 #5) 

UMass-Dartmouth recently borrowed $5M through UMBA to kick start this program.  A task force is in the process of reviewing all learning spaces and will provide recommendations on priority projects with the focus being on renewing spaces through new furnishings, carpet and technology. Two projects that were ready to proceed in Summer of 2013 were the replacement of seating in the upper level of the auditorium and the replacement of fixed seating and tables in the large library lecture halls.  These types of projects will make an immediate gain in the student learning experience and classroom renovations will result in better, more efficient classroom utilization.

FY14 #8 – SMAST / DMF Expansion (FY13 #4)

The planning study administered by the DCAMM progressed through FY13 looking at various options on how to proceed in the most economical direction within a $45M budget that maximized the growth potentials for the School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) and included space for the Division of Marine Fisheries.  The vision of creating a campus on Clark’s Cove in New Bedford to provide a nexus for marine science education, research, economic development and engagement will be realized with the construction of a new “SMAST II” facility and a limited building systems replacement to the existing SMAST I.  The project looks to complete the study phase in early FY2014 and move into design and construction.

FY14 #16 – Charlton College of Business, Phase II (FY13 #16)

Working with UMBA a feasibility study will be undertaken in FY14 to verify the projected cost and the spatial program.  The Charlton College of Business expansion will address deficiencies with the recently completed facility which houses only offices and some meeting space.  To complete the project, we will need to integrate academic space -- in particular case study classrooms, a trading floor classroom, and auditoria.  This will be accomplished by building a 22,000 square foot addition to the current Charlton College of Business.

FY14 #22 – Residence Halls – Wireless Network Installation

The residential wireless project would provide full coverage and allow access for any equipped device.  This is an important infrastructure amenity that today’s residential student expects as common as electrical power and access to cable television.

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