Housing Facility Improvements and Projects
The following are current projects to address our facilities needs while taking into consideration student needs and the residence life program. Looking forward, it is not likely feasible to renovate all of our facilities to “like-new” condition so we must concentrate our efforts in specific areas to reduce the deferred maintenance liability and to increase student satisfaction.
UHDS Master Plan (October 2008) | UHDS Master Plan Update (October 2011)
UHDS is looking to update the residence hall main lobbies and front desk areas. Most of the work planned is cosmetic and will take place over a two-to-three year period.
The Lincoln/Washington Hall renovation project was completed over a period of 2 years, with overall completion in August 2012. Washington Hall student rooms and lounge were renovated during the 2010-2011 academic year and Lincoln Hall student rooms and lounge were renovated during the 2011-2012 academic year. Bathroom renovations were scheduled for the Summer periods.
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In the Summer of 2012, this project included the complete demolition of Wetzel Hall. Currently in progress is the creation of new green-space area in the North Quad. Learn more about the Wetzel Celebration at www.wiu.edu/wetzel
North Quad Chiller Replacement
Budget: 1.2 Million
Scope: Demoing out and replacing the chillers in Bayliss, Henninger, & Tanner Halls. This will also include relocating the cooling towers currently sitting northwest of Henninger to the east side of Tanner Hall, next to the Tanner cooling towers. Two new chillers will be installed as part of the project, but housed in Tanner Hall. One chiller will be piped to Bayliss & Henninger and the other will service Tanner Hall.
Timeline: May 2012-August 2012
Architect/Engineer: Farnsworth Group
General Contractor: Trotter General Contractors, Macomb, Illinois