Announcements

Construction progressing as summer reaches midpoint

Madison College is continually investing in our facilities to allow us to better serve our mission, vision and values. Projects range from small updates to existing spaces to large‐scale maintenance to new construction. Each project includes an overview, current status, and estimated completion date.

Please note: East Court will be closed July 2-Aug. 17 for third floor roof replacement and installation of a new photovoltaic system.

Contact Fred Brechlin with any questions. 

2018 Projects: 

Project Name: D19010: Truax – Animation, Rooms D2619, D2623, D2626, & D2628
Overview: This remodel project will relocate the Animation programming from DTEC to Truax. Three computer labs and storage will be created in four existing general classrooms. This new space is adjacent to other art programs on the second floor and is 3,000 square feet.
Timeline: Construction at Truax has started and will be complete prior to the fall 2018 academic year.

Project Name: D19007: Truax – Five Classrooms
Overview: This remodel project will create five classrooms in the vacated third floor electron microscopy lab and adjacent accounting lab. These five classrooms will replace the rooms displaced by the Animation project on the second floor. The new rooms will be built as, two active learning, two computer labs, and one lecture room.
Timeline: Construction has started and will be complete prior to the fall 2018 academic year.

Project Name: D19006: Truax – Business Tech Lab & DMB Accounting Lab, Rooms D3610 & D3613
Overview: This remodel project will remove a wall between the existing business tech space and adjacent underutilized computer lab. The larger footprint will allow the DMB accounting lab displaced by the classroom project to be combined with the business tech lab.
Timeline: Construction at Truax has started and will be complete complete prior to the fall 2018 academic year.

Project Name: D19004: Commercial Avenue Education Center – Building A
Overview: The steamfitter/iron worker apprenticeship programs have recently moved to their own new training facility. The vacated space on the first floor, rooms 130, 131, & 132 will be converted to Ceramics space. Vacated second floor Room 232 will be converted to an Art Metals lab.
Timeline: Construction at Commercial Avenue has started and will be complete prior to the fall 2018 academic year.

Project Name: D19003: Truax – College Transfer Art, Room D2631, E2835, E2841, E2842A, & E2842B 
Overview: This remodel project scope includes a dedicated new drawing lab and existing art labs E2835, E2841, and E2842 A&B. Renovations are needed in order to effectively share space with the College Transfer Art and Graphic Design programs.
Timeline: Construction at Truax has started and will be complete prior to the fall 2018 academic year.

Project Name: D19008: Truax – Music, Rooms A1017Q, A1017R & Corridor A19
Overview: This remodel project will renovate two existing music labs to accommodate the music instruction from the DTEC campus. It includes, new sound wall separation around the perimeter of both rooms, moveable partitions and structure support to better separate the two labs acoustically, an improved ventilation and lighting system, and new acoustic ceiling system. New secure storage rooms will store instruments and sheet music from the current archive room at DTEC.
Timeline: Construction at Truax has started and will be complete prior to the fall 2018 academic year.

Project Name: D18026: Truax – New Photovoltaic System
Overview: Pursuant to an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), MG&E has granted $500,000 to a new solar Photovoltaic (PV) project at the Truax Campus. The MG&E grant funds combined with a Madison College contribution of $2,587,500 will fund a new 1.868MW rooftop PV system. The system includes 5,750 panels and will be the largest roof mounted system in Wisconsin.
Timeline: Construction has started and will be complete November 2018.

Project Name: D18014: Truax – Southwest Plaza Restoration
Overview: This project includes removing the deteriorated brick privacy wall at the pool, replacing the adjacent site stair and handrail, new concrete sidewalks, new site lighting, regrading for drainage, new limestone retaining walls, new landscaping, waterproofing below grade at pool equipment room, sandblasting all exposed foundation and retaining walls, new limestone wall and metal gates at the childcare outdoor playground.
Timeline: Construction has started and will be complete July 2018.

Project Name: D18014: Truax – Childcare Outdoor Playground Wall Replacement
Overview: This project includes removing the deteriorated metal gates and brick privacy wall around the outdoor childcare playground. The gates will be replaced with new galvanized metal and the wall will be replaced with limestone to match the new café/meeting room addition.
Timeline: Construction has started and will be complete before the start of the fall 2018 academic year.

Project Name: RFB18-005: Truax Roof Replacement 2018
Overview: This project includes replacing various roofs (gymnasium, fitness center, theater, entire 3rd floor roof) at the Truax Campus in advance of the new photovoltaic panel system from MG&E in summer 2018.
Timeline: Construction will begin June 12 and will be complete prior to the fall 2018 academic year.

Project Name: RFB18-009: Truax Campus Fire Alarm Replacement Project 2018/19
Overview: This project will expand the new fire alarm systems from the culinary addition to the remaining main campus, all floors, B, D, E, wings and large animal barn. Original fire alarm equipment from 2000 will be removed after new systems are in place and operational summer 2019.
Timeline: Construction will begin August 2018 and will be complete August 2019.

Project Name: RFB18-009: Regional Campus Fire Alarm Replacement Projects 2018/19
This project will provide new fire alarm systems at Fort Atkinson, Portage, Reedsburg, and Watertown. Original fire alarm equipment will be removed after new systems are in place and operational summer 2019.
Timeline: Construction will begin August 2018 and will be complete August 2019. 

Project Name: RFB18-011: Truax Underground Storage Tank Replacement West Court
This project will replace two underground steel storage tanks with one new double wall fiberglass tank, new monitoring hardware, underground piping, pumps, and tank protection devices. The south half of the court will be closed for several weeks during construction in July/August.
Timeline: Construction will begin July 2018 and will be complete August 2018.

Please visit the college SharePoint site for more information including PDFs and updates.

Published July 2, 2018. Updated July 13, 2018.