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Renovations progress; many projects near completion

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.

Contact Fred Brechlin with any questions.

2018 Projects:

Project Name: D19008: Truax – Music, Rooms A1033A & A1033B

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: The remodeled spaces will be open for the spring semester. All programming will remain at DTEC until project completion. Credit courses are temporarily located in B1200.

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, depending on weather, will be complete December 2018.

Project Name: D19017: Truax Roof Replacement 2018

Overview: This project includes replacing various roofs (gymnasium, fitness center, theater, entire third floor roof, south standing seam sloped metal roof) at the Truax Campus in advance of the new photovoltaic panel system from MG&E.

Timeline: The south facing sloped metal roofs, gymnasium, fitness center, theater and third floor main roofs are substantially complete.

Please note: The East Court parking partially opened on Nov. 26. All parking stalls from the semitrailer to the north are open. See project folder for plan. All parking stalls against the building will remain closed until Jan. 4, 2019.

Project Name: D18016: 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 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: D18046: Regional Campus Fire Alarm Replacement Projects 2018/19

Overview: 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 and Reedsburg. Fort Atkinson and Watertown will begin over winter break. All four regionals will be complete August 2019.

Project Name: Truax PV Observation Deck

Overview: Renovate an existing third-floor room to provide public access to the new roof mounted solar panel system. The project includes a new ADA compliant interior ramp, new exterior door and a roof mounted platform with railing system. The interior roof access area will be upgraded with new flooring, ceilings, lighting and several student workstations.

Timeline: Construction is underway with completion February 2019.

Project Name: Health Education Building — Center for Health & Well-Being

Overview: Create a staff wellness center adjacent to the first floor main office. The project includes a new second floor office/conference area.

Timeline: Construction is underway and will be complete February 2019.

Project Name: Health Education Building — Food Service Expansion

Overview: Expand the current small food service area into an adjacent open seating area. This expanded serving area will increase food service options for students and staff.

Timeline: Construction is underway and will be complete prior to spring semester.

2019 Projects:

Project Name: Portage Campus – Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Improvement/Office Addition

Overview: A small addition at the main entry plaza will provide a new ADA compliant entrance and space to expand the adjacent main office area to improve customer service.

Timeline: Construction will begin spring 2019 and be complete prior to Fall 2019 semester.

Project Name: Regional Campuses – Reconfigure Telepresence

Overview: Five existing 16-seat telepresence rooms will each be subdivided to create two to three smaller six-person distance-learning labs.

Timeline: Construction will begin May 2019 and be complete prior to Fall 2019 semester.

Project Name: Truax Bookstore/Duplicating Remodel

Overview: Accommodate additional programming from the Downtown Education Center (DTEC), provide necessary space for the college’s textbook rental program, and relocate the college duplication center from the second floor to space within the bookstore and adjacent to the loading dock.

Timeline: Construction will begin April 2019 and be complete prior to Fall 2019 semester.

Project Name: Truax Academic Advancement (AA) Offices

Overview: Reconfigure existing space adjacent to the A&S Office for AA staff relocating from DTEC to Truax.

Timeline: Construction will begin May 2019 and be complete prior to Fall 2019 semester.

Project Name: Truax Scholars of Promise

Overview: Reconfigure existing first floor space near TRiO to create a new permanent office area.

Timeline: Project to be complete prior to Fall 2019 semester.

Project Name: Truax Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Center (STEM)

Overview: Reconfigure existing first floor space to create new permanent STEM Center.

Timeline: Project in design. Completion date to be determined.

Project Name: Renovate Truax Athletics Locker/Shower Rooms

Overview: The locker/shower rooms adjacent to the gymnasium, pool, and fitness center will be reconfigured and upgraded to better service students and meet current ADA standards.

Timeline: Project in design. Completion date to be determined.

Project Name: Truax Faculty Multimedia Studio

Overview: Reconfigure existing open workstations to create a multimedia studio within the existing Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) office area.

Timeline: Construction will begin May 2019 and be complete prior to Fall 2019 semester.

Project Name: Foundation Center — Consolidate Finance Department

Overview: Merge Finance, Payroll, and Purchasing Departments into a single connected area on the first floor of the Foundation Center.

Timeline: Construction will begin April 2019 and be complete July 1, 2019. 

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

Project Name: Truax - Convert Tennis Courts to Student Parking 

Overview: Reconstruct tennis court area into student parking with lights, landscaping, drainage and sidewalk along Wright St. the project may include rebuilding Straubel Street to the Robin Roberts baseball field.

Timeline: Construction will begin in summer 2019 and be complete prior to the fall semester.

 

 

Published December 7, 2018. Updated December 11, 2018.