The hundreds of construction workers -- Eastern Illinois University employees and outside contractors -- working on EIU’s many projects this summer were honored with a Construction Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday in the MLK Jr. Union.
The event also recognized the economic impact these projects are having on the university, the region and the state.
Brief remarks were given by EIU President Lou Hencken and state Rep. Chapin Rose. Also in attendance were state Sen. Dale Righter and Charleston Mayor John Inyart, as well as EIU vice presidents Blair Lord, Dan Nadler and Jill Nilsen.
Below, you’ll find some facts and figures on current EIU construction projects, as provided by EIU’s Department of Facilities Planning and Management.
INTERNAL EIU PROJECTS:
There are 112 active work orders valued at approximately $2.7 million and employing 61 Renovation and Alteration trades persons (EIU employees) on campus this summer. Most of them are working on the Thomas and Douglas residence hall room renovations. Other projects include the renovation of Old Main restrooms, the installation of an overhead projector infrastructure, painting in various offices and residence halls, the replacement of a dishwashing machine at Taylor food service, re-roofing at Carman Hall and the Student Recreation Center, the remodeling of lecture rooms in Life Sciences and Physical Science, Coleman Hall corridor ceiling upgrades, and construction of kitchens and restrooms in Carman directors’ apartments.
CONTRACTED EIU PROJECTS: