million appropriation for design in the 2019-2021 biennium, and a $50-million appropriation for construction in the 2021-2023 biennium. The construction project will go out bid this fall with an estimated start in the Spring of 2022. Bid documents list nine additional items of work (i.e., add-alternates) that may be awarded as part of the contract if the bids come within the budget specified in the contract. Over the course of CWU’s robust construction experience, the university has been fortunate to see most add-alternates included in projects. Given the supply-chain challenges and significant cost increase of construction materials induced by the pandemic, it is less certain that all add-alternates will be executed for this project. The add alternates for Health education include the following: • An auxiliary gymnasium north of the current dance studio • Photovoltaic solar panels • Fieldhouse expansion • Concrete risers and seating with vomitories, restrooms, and concessions underneath • Audio and video upgrades Humanities and Social Sciences Complex. This project will address the fragmentation of the Humanities and Social Sciences programs. The current classrooms are in dilapidated, small, and technology-poor facilities, and send students and faculty to buildings all over campus. For example, the Department of Sociology is primarily located in Samuelson Hall, which was originally created to house programs in the computational sciences. A new facility will provide the modern space these programs require as well as encourage interdisciplinary projects and research, giving students the experience that employers increasingly look for in graduates. The project also demolishes two old facilities in poor condition, which continue to draw resources away from more productive projects. Farrell Hall and the Languages and Literature (L&L) Building were built in 1976 and 1971, respectively. Demolishing these failing facilities reduces CWU’s deferred maintenance log and allows the university to invest limited state maintenance funding in more lasting and productive projects. CWU received a $5 million state appropriation for design in the 2021-2023 biennium and will go out to bid later this summer or early fall. University House maintenance. At the request of the Board of Trustees, CWU facilities and maintenance crews have completed ordinary maintenance in the residential area of University House. Due to the interconnectedness of infrastructure and life/safety systems, certain improvements were also completed in guest and reception areas of this university facility. The final cost for the maintenance project was $100,000, authorized by the Trustees, and included upgrades to floor coverings, paint, and some fixtures, and repairs to the walls and trip hazards. To protect this investment, this university facility will require ongoing maintenance and upgrades of the facility, furniture, and fixtures, just as all university facilities do. 2023-2025 Capital Submission In August of 2022, the Government Relations and Capital Planning and Projects teams will complete the state capital budget submission for the 2023-2025 biennium. Over the next several months, we will evaluate potential capital projects, review infrastructure needs, and refine and evolve the Call for Capital process, which will engage the entire university and community partners in the plan development.
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