Monday, October 20, 2014

UIS gets $600K for building upgrades

The University of Illinois Springfield is receiving nearly $600,000 from the state for improvements to its Visual and Performing Arts Building.

The governor’s office this week announced the investment of more than $598,000 from the $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! construction program.

The improvements include life safety upgrades to the Visual and Performing Arts Building, including the heating and ventilation systems, dust removal and upgrades to the outdoor kiln area.

The Visual and Performing Arts Building, erected in 1970, is one of the original east campus buildings at UIS.

UIS spokesman Derek Schnapp said the work isn’t expected to begin for another month.

The Illinois Capital Development Board will manage the construction project.

The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on October 17, 2014.

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