Projects

 

Blue sky; person standing in crane working on roof trimCrane lifting substation up with a blue sky in the backgroundByrnes gathering ceiling framingJohnson columns and scaffoldingColorful desks and chairs in KinardKinard without scaffoldingMen standing on Lee Wicker roof removing it

 

Current Projects

    Project Scope: Will begin with full abatement followed by demolition.

    Estimated Project Cost: $3.6 million/building (State Funding)

    Construction Started: Fall 2023 with installation of site fence. First phase of demolition to begin at the end of September (estimated), with the utility disconnection/relocation overlapping. 

    Update 6/4/24: Holding preconstruction meeting and working on contract. Working on utility re-routing plan.

    Visit the website created to say goodbye to the high-rises!

    Project Scope: Will replace the university’s main substation of its 50-year-old electric distribution system.

    Project Cost: $2 million (EDA Grant & Capital Reserve Fund)

    Construction Started: Fall 2023

    Expected Completion Date: Spring 2024

    Update 6/04/24: New substation unit was craned into split. Wiring to begin soon.

    Project Scope: Will provide accessibility improvements including an exterior ramp, elevator, restrooms, and seating. 

    Project Cost: $3.7 million (Capital Reserve Fund)

    Construction Started: Fall 2023

    Expected Completion Date: August 2024

    Project Cost: $4.9 million (Capital Reserve Fund)

    Construction Started: Fall 2023

    Expected Completion Date: August 2024

    Update 6/4/24: Hanging drywall on new first floor bathrooms and framing new ticket booth in the lobby. Plumbing rough-in and framing on second floor bathrooms.

    Project Scope: This first phase of 33 rooms, the work is being completed and is in the system final testing phase. Phase II will commence in the fall. New furniture was also delivered and installed in several classrooms.

    Estimated Project Cost: $2.86 million (ICPF)

    Installation and Completion Date: Summer 2023

    Update 1/19/24: Installed new classroom furniture in Bancroft 264 and 267. 

    Estimated Project Cost: $2 million (Capital Reserve Fund & Aux. Net Position)

    Expected Installation and Completion Date: Design and installation is ongoing. Includes new wiring and access points in Kinard. 

    Additional funds will be employed to upgrade Roddey. Work continues on Kinard, Margaret Nance and Thomson.

    Update 5/30/24: IT replacing wiring in Barnes in preparation for the WiFi upgrade and about to start on Johnson.

    Update 6/4/24: Cleaning residence halls. Installed new classroom furniture in Thurmond 100, Kinard 201 and Johnson 201. Replacing flooring in Courtyard hallways. Renovating Margaret Nance's first floor hallway. Refreshing AV is more classrooms. Renovating East Thomson's first floor hallway. Renovating Thurmond 405. 

    Ongoing

    Update 5/30/24: Removing Lee Wicker's roof. Installing new metal decking and ice shield. Held preconstruction meeting for Joynes roof.

    Estimated Project Cost: $1.2 million (Capital Reserve Fund)

    Expected Completion: Spring 2024

    Update 5/30/24: Waiting on delivery of new Kinard columns.

 

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June 2024 Project Update (PDF - 5MB)

January 2024 Project Update (PDF - 1.5 MB)

September 1, 2023 Project Update (PDF - 3.9 MB)

June 1, 2023 Project Update (PDF - 3.5 MB)

 

Upcoming Capital Renewal & Major Maintenance

    Update 5/30/24: Held kick-off meeting.

    Estimated Project Cost: $1.2 million (Capital Reserve Fund)

    Expected Project Starting Date: Spring 2023

    Expected Completion Date: August 2024

    Update 2/9/24: Design plans ready for review at the end of February.

    Estimated Project Cost: $1.6 million (State Fund)

    Expected Construction Starting Date: Summer 2025

    Estimated Project Cost: $1.2 million (Capital Reserve Fund)

    Expected Construction Starting Date: Summer 2023

    Expected Completion: Spring 2024

    Estimated Project Cost: $1.6 million

    Estimated Project Cost: $4.1 million (Capital Reserve Fund)

 

Future Capital Renewal & Major Maintenance

The Comprehensive Permanent Improvement Plan (CPIP) is a tool that informs decision-makers of the anticipated permanent improvement projects an agency plans to initiate over a five-year period. It promotes awareness of funding needs for permanent improvement projects and informs the Joint Bond Review Committee and State Fiscal Accountability Authority of the projects that will be forthcoming through the approval processes.

2020 Comprehensive Permanent Improvement Plan (For plan years 2020-2024; see pages 1121-1145)  

E&G Deferred Maintenance Master Plan 2019-2030

Auxiliary Deferred Maintenance Master Plan 2019-2030

 

Past Completed Projects

    Project Scope: Improve accessibility and modernize dated facilities on all floors of the building.

    Project Cost: $1.1 million

    Construction Started: Summer 2023

    Expected Completion Date: Fall 2023. 

     

    Johnson Hall

    Project Cost: $560,000 (Capital Reserve Fund)

    Expected Completion Date: Fall 2023

    McBryde Hall

    Project Cost: $250,000 (Capital Reserve Fund)

    Expected Completion Date: Fall 2023

    Thurmond Building

    Project Cost: $250,000 (Capital Reserve Fund)

    Expected Completion Date: December 2023

    Bancroft Hall

    Project Cost: $250,000 (Capital Reserve Fund)

    Expected Completion Date: Fall 2023

    Project Scope: Winthrop funded refreshing most residence hall lobbies, including Margaret Nance, Lee Wicker, Phelps and Thomson, with new flooring, new furniture, lighting, and painting.

    Other residence hall-related work has included new furniture in West Thomson, repainted stairwells in Lee Wicker, and new flooring in several Courtyard hallways.

    Project Scope: Sound system repairs, new LED lights for seating, court lighting.
    State-funded.

    Work Started: Summer 2023

    COMPLETED

    Project Scope: Replace select aging fan coil HVAC units.

    Expected Construction Starting Date: Fall 2023

    Expected Completion: Early 2024

    COMPLETED

    Dacus Library COMPLETED

    Project Scope: This project will address accessibility campus wide and improvements will be ongoing.

    Estimated Project Cost: $50,000 per phase

    Accessible Route Upgrades Phase II Expected completion: August 2023

    Accessible Route Upgrades Phase I Completed: September 2022

    Project Scope: Fundraising efforts currently underway will replace the existing fountain. Click here for additional information about the history of the fountain and the proposed replacement design.

    Project Cost: $500,000 (gift)

    COMPLETED November 2023

    Project Scope: Both sides of this major thoroughfare will soon convey a more consistent and welcoming look.

    Construction Started: September 2023

    Project Overview: Project replaced the tile at the plaza between the West Center and Campus Center as well as tile plaza overlooking the Campus Green. 

    Project Cost: $480,000 (ICPF Funds)

    COMPLETED December 2022

    Project Scope: Project involved removing pergolas and installing group seating options. 

    Project Cost: $50,000 (ICPF Funds)

    Construction Started: May 2023

    COMPLETED August 2023

    Project Cost: $2 million (Capital Reserve Funds)

    COMPLETED December 2022

    Project Cost: $50,000 (ICPF Funds)

    COMPLETED December 2022