Indiana State University has awarded a contract to Hannig Construction of Terre Haute for the renovation of the Hulman Center.
Hannig’s base bid was $42.8 million for project which involves replacing outdated mechanical and electrical systems and failing exterior metal panel cladding and curtain walls. Updates to safety systems for fire suppression and key areas of the existing catwalk above the bowl area are also planned. Other limitations set to be remedied include adding a second, larger elevator, according to the university.
Construction is set to begin soon and is expected to take 24 months. The university will continue to hold limited activities during the renovation period. Heavy mechanical work will occur during the summer months.
Total cost for the project is $50 million, which includes construction costs as well as soft costs such as design. Funding consists of $37.5 million appropriated by the state and $12.5 million from university gifts, cash reserves and non-fee-replaced borrowing.
Strategically located on the campus’s southeast edge, the Hulman Center, which has 174,000 gross sq. ft., bridges campus life with Terre Haute’s downtown and hosts hundreds of events for citizens of all ages.
The project, which was expected to begin last summer, had to be redesigned and rebid when the low bid was $5 million higher than construction estimates.