Capital Projects Update


Project Title                                                 Tompkins Hall - Renovation

Project Architect                                          R.L. Brown & Associates, Decatur, Georgia
General Contractor                                      C.D. Moody Construction, Lithonia, Georgia
Program Management Firm                         Kemp Management Solutions, Birmingham, Alabama

Primary Funding Source                              U.S. Department of Education's HBCU Capital Financing Program

Facility Existing Square Footage                 73,110
Base Bid 'C' Square Footage increases to   90,110

Construction Start Date                                April 2012
Anticipated TCO - Phase I                            June 2013
Anticipated Substantial Completion Date    September 2013
Construction Phase                                      65% Complete

Project Summary

The structural issues along with resolving water infiltration through the exterior brick walls, window deterioration, exterior door replacements, electrical improvements, mechanical and plumbing improvements were the most significant matters this project will have corrected. The existing interior structure and all infrastructure systems such as mechanical, plumbing, electrical and life safety systems have been removed and new contemporary systems are being installed
thus extending the life of Tompkins Hall for another generation. In addition, there will be significant improvements to the residential dining facility and the retail dining facility. The student center shall be enhanced to include a 24-hour study, internet cafe, improved student government offices, ballroom and game room.

The current crawlspace area has been converted into usable space for a FEMA safe room, 130 seat auditorium, small and large meeting rooms, office suites for other student related organizations and an area for future outfitting of a campus television studio has been included in the project design.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                          March 2013

 Tompkins Hall Construction Photogallery

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