Announcements

Construction progressing as fall semester nears

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. Most projects will be complete in time for the beginning of fall term.

Due to the new 3rd floor roof there will be drilling into the roof throughout August, starting on the B section and working west to the E section. Classes may need to be relocated due to noise.

The Truax main building will be closed and completely inaccessible to employees and the public Sunday, Aug. 26 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Final electrical connections for the new roof-mounted solar panel systems will take place at this time. An emergency generator will provide power to the data center including cooling system, data closets, fire alarm and emergency light systems during the shutdown. Individuals will not be able to access enter the building or access their desks or offices. No events will take place in the Truax Main Building that day.

Please power off your desktop computer systems including monitors and digital signage prior to this shutdown. If you need assistance or have questions regarding the powering down your computer hardware, please contact the Help Desk at x6666 or email helpdesk@madisoncollege.edu.

Please note: The East Court closure is extended to Aug. 31 due to the third floor roof replacement and solar panel project weather delays.

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 is nearing completion. Furniture to be installed the week of Aug. 20.

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 is nearing completion. Furniture to be installed the week of Aug. 20.

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 is nearing completion. Furniture to be installed the week of Aug. 20.

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 is nearing completion. Furniture to be installed the week of Aug. 20.

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 is nearing completion. Furniture to be installed the week of Aug. 20.

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: Completion is delayed until October 1. The delay is due to acoustical wall finish coordination. All programming will remain at DTEC until project completion.

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 is underway and will be complete November 2018. As of Aug. 1, 2,000 panels were in place.

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 is substantially complete.

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 is substantially complete.

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: Work is now underway at the third floor main roof and south facing slop metal roofs.. The gymnasium, fitness center and theater roofs are substantially complete.

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 September 2018 and 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 has started at Portage with Reedsburg next. Fort Atkinson and Watertown will begin next summer and 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 30, 2018. Updated August 15, 2018.