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Saturday, February 24, 1996

February 1996 Regents Report

Phases of Sam Houston State University construction and renovation projects with overall costs of almost $10 million were approved Friday by the university's board of regents. Today@Sam reports on the construction and renovation approvals, including:
  • Awarding of a contract for the $4 million Estill Classroom Building renovation before the May board of regents meeting in order to complete the project prior to the start of the 1997 fall semester;
  • $48,000 to hire Lee Singletary of Plano to provide final plans for an 18-hole university golf course and pro-shop development with a total project cost of $3 million, contingent upon approval of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board;
  • Employment of Lamb and Barger Consulting Engineers of Houston for replacement of the artificial surface on the Bowers Stadium playing field, with anticipated cost of $1.2 million and completion prior to the 1996 fall semester;
  • Issuance of purchase orders for the renovation of the Colony Apartments, Phase I, and Jackson-Shaver Hall, with a project cost of $465,000;
  • Preliminary plans for renovation of the University Corner, former site of the Kampus Korner bookstore, at a cost of $328,000;
  • Employment of Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, Inc., of Houston for electrical distribution system upgrades to the King, Elliott, Belvin-Buchanan Hall, Lawrence, and Mitchell dorms at a project cost of $281,000;
  • Contract award to Collier Construction of Brenham for renovation of the Belvin and Smith halls dining facilities, at a cost of $128,700.