W.C Morris Renovations
The University of Central Missouri continues their improvements. After the construction of the Crossing, the renovation of the baseball field, the building of Fitz dining hall, knocking down of President Ambrose’s house and the rebuilding the away stands for the football team. UCM will be rebuilding the W.C Morris building on campus next summer. Governor Jay Nixon announced the rebuilding of the building with President Ambrose on this past August 25 right in front of the W. C. Morris building in a press conference.
This Friday December 11, the board of governors will be proposed with the challenge of awarding a contract for a construction management for the project. As it will be presented by Executive Director of Facilities, planning & Operations, Mr. Christopher Bamman. It will be presented with the idea of the board approving the hiring of a construction management for this project. On June 5, 2016, Governor Jay Nixon signed legislation that contains funding for capital improvement projects at higher education campuses across Missouri, including more than $12 million in renovations at the University of Central Missouri. “House Bill 19 provides $12.2 million in maintenance and repairs for the W. C. Morris Science Building that will be focused on improving classrooms, laboratories, and offices. Utilizing additional funds approved by the Board of Governors, the project will also address some of the building’s deteriorated infrastructure”said Bamman. Programming and design development for the renovations are well underway by the University’s contracted architect-engineer, Gould Evans Associates.” The University desires to hire a construction manager as constructor to provide pre-construction phase services. The constructor will work with UCM and the contracted A&E firm to evaluate and consult on the project’s program, phasing schedule, and budget, and to provide preliminary cost estimates and development of potential subcontractors and suppliers. The constructor will also provide construction phase services serving as project manager” according to information for this upcoming meeting.
It’s very exciting to be a part of the UCM student body in times like this when every year our President and faculty help make this place the Division two school in the nation.