University Board Approves Interior Demolition Contract
Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG, MO (Feb. 17, 2009) – In a brief meeting by telephone Feb. 17, UCM’s Board of Governors approved the award of a contract for additional interior demolition in the Morrow-Garrison Complex.
The contract was awarded to B&R Insulation, Lenexa, KS, in the amount of $434,492. The company submitted the lowest bid among firms seeking this project, to be financed through the state of Missouri’s Lewis and Clark Discovery Initiative Fund.
Interior demolition will begin this month, and should be completed in late April. This will allow the university to move forward with interior construction. The total project is expected to cost about $15 million by the time it is completed in 2010. The Lewis and Clark Discovery Initiative is paying $13.2 million of the total cost.
Since the summer of 2008, some selective interior demolition has taken place in the Morrow-Garrison facilities, as well as hazardous materials abatement and exploratory geotechnical work around the buildings’ foundations. Work on the Morrow-Garrison Complex was temporarily delayed recently following a state review of projects that resulted when the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority could not make scheduled payments into the LCDIF. Following the review, the university was notified Feb. 13 that it will receive all of the funds promised under the initiative.
The Morrow-Garrison project is connected to a new Student Recreation and Wellness Center, a $20.5 million facility which will be funded by students, and also completed in 2010.