Michigan State University’s January 3 MSUToday e-newsletter featured a story entitled “Gaining Ground – New MSU Facilities Grow Opportunities in Research, Education and the Arts.” The story, which can be read by clicking here, highlights a number of projects the University has undertaken over the last several years — including several projects managed by Clark — the BioEngineering Facility and the Grand Rapids Research Center –both of which are completed– and the Business Pavilion, which is currently under construction.
Michigan State University is featuring a short video “fly through” of its Business College Pavilion, narrated by Dean Sanjay Gupta. You can watch the video here. The video was mentioned as part of the University’s MSU Today e-mail newsletter.
Click here to see this week’s MSUToday story on the Bio Engineering Facility. The article highlights what departments are housed in the building and the various research projects that will be conducted there.
Clark Construction Company participated in Ferris State University’s Career Week 2016 Career and Internship Fair last week. Representing the company were FSU alumni Ken Lawless and Heidi Hitz, as well as Paul Clark and Traci Brower.
Clark Construction has been selected to serve as Construction Manager for the Muskegon Community College (MCC) Health and Wellness Center. On October 21, 2015, the MCC Board of Trustees voted to allocate part of a $23.7 million bond proposal to renovate their existing athletic facility. The project will include several additions to the center and become an added source of revenue for the college.
“We are honored to be selected for a project that will benefit not only the college community but the Muskegon Community as well,” said Chad Riehl, project director for Clark Construction. “It’s our hope that the modifications made to MCC’s Health and Wellness Center will improve the quality of student’s lives as well as the surrounding community’s lives.”
The project is expected to include new gymnasiums, a cardio area, strength & conditioning area, an elevated track feature, a warm therapy pool, multi-purpose rooms, lockers rooms, and other supporting spaces. Additionally, renovations are also expected to the existing Bartels – Rode Gymnasium and support space. Also, the community will also have access to the facility for an anticipated nominal annual membership fee.
Preliminary project planning and design is scheduled to occur through the winter of 2015/2016 and the project is expected to get under construction in May of 2016 and be complete in second quarter of 2017.
Structural steel erection started Sept. 1 on the Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center.The project is being constructed on the former site of the Grand Rapids Press building.
Central Michigan University marked the halfway point of the new $95 million Biosciences Building project with a press release on their CMU News website. Read more about this article, which also talks about the behind Biosciences, and see a progress video here.
Michigan State University’s MSUToday, the online magazine for alumni and friends of the University, published a story on the economic impact of the MSU Grand Rapids Research Center on the West Michigan economy. Read the story here.
Congrats to the Clark/Rockford Joint Venture team as they broke ground this week at the MSU GRRC project. The team, which includes Garry Myers, Chad Webster, Jake Jacobitz, Eric Tironi, Larry Smith, Nick Cadwell, along with Sam Clark and Bobby LaLonde, joined Michigan State University officials and others in the groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday. The $60 million project is being constructed on the former site of the Grand Rapids Press building and will hold prominence on the site as an anchor of the Medical Mile, and will reflect appropriately on Michigan State University and its commitment to the Grand Rapids region.
The CMU Board of Trustees, along with faculty, staff, students and our own Bobby LaLonde, gathered Wednesday at a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of the $95 million Biosciences Building. The project is the largest in the university’s 120-plus year history. With four stories and 169,000 square feet, the building will house 40 research faculty, as well as classrooms and laboratories.