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Science and Applied Studies Building Renovations Architectural Drawing of Proposed SA Building

The Science and Applied Studies Building will be renovated and another floor added starting in the spring of 2016. The south side of the building will be demolished except for the exterior framework and new space will be constructed for Astronomy, Geology, Engineering, Landscape Technology, Physical Science, Physics, etc. (i.e. all of the sciences that could not be accommodated in the Bioscience Education Center.  There will be a new and expanded Math Accounting Physics Engineering Learning (MAPEL) Center, a small office suite for science faculty, lounge spaces and two (2) new elevators.  These changes will take place in Phase One of the project.

Before work can begin on Phase One, however, Phase Zero must be completed.  Phase Zero is the term used to describe the consolidation of all occupants in the building on both floors of the north side.  The estimated completion date for the second floor of Phase Zero is the beginning of April 2016.  The Counseling and other Student Services Offices will be moved from the first floor to the second floor thereafter.  The Office of Facilities will work closely with the stakeholders to plan the relocations.  Once everyone in the Phase Zero area has been settled, Phase One may start.

The Phase One Request for Proposal was advertised in early January 2016 and will be opened late January 2016.  The Board of Trustees is anticipated to approve the recommended general contractor mid-April 2016, followed by approval of the Maryland Board of Public Works in May 2016.  Once all approvals are received, the contract with the general contractor may be executed and the Notice to Proceed with construction will follow.

Phase One construction is anticipated to begin late spring 2016 with an estimated building opening date of late spring 2018.

PG Building to Close for Renovations During the Summer

The PG Building will be completely closed to everyone beginning the week of May 16th when the General Contractor will be mobilizing on campus and establishing site boundaries. The Contractor will have use of two Bays of Parking Lot 5 over the summer for their site office, workforce parking, and set down areas for equipment and materials; this area will be minimized in late August.

The closure will enable crews to complete extensive repairs to the exterior building envelope including replacement of the roof, windows, doors, insulation, and exterior wall coatings. The majority of the ‘invasive’ work has been planned to occur between the current Spring and Fall Semesters this calendar year but some ‘lesser’ interior work will continue through until Summer 2017.

The PG Building is scheduled to reopen ahead of the Fall Semester during late August 2016.

As with all construction on campus please obey any temporary signage and other safety instructions that may appear from time to time.

For the Facilities Master Plan see the Planning, Design and Construction website.

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