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Building Update: Relocation nearing an end, groundbreaking scheduled

Unpacked boxes sit in the new IMSE offices.

The Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department is getting settled after completing its move to the second floor of Engineering Building North. Faculty and staff office listings have been updated on the MU College of Engineering website. Photo by Shelby Kardell.

Lafferre Hall renovation work continued to ramp up this last month, with plenty of pieces and people moving to facilitate the beginning of construction work.

A campus groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Mon., April 13 on the north side of Lafferre Hall, with UM System President Tim Wolfe and MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin expected to attend alongside other distinguished guests. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend and can RSVP to University Events at 573-882-1989 or events@missouri.edu.

The relocation of the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department to the second floor of Engineering Building North is complete. Faculty and staff office listings have been updated on the MU College of Engineering website. Mailing addresses, however, will remain the same for the duration of IMSE’s stay in EBN. Removal of all occupants in areas affected by construction is nearing conclusion, as well.

MU Provost Garnett Stokes recently toured the areas affected by the renovation, including a viewing of the lab of mechanical and aerospace engineering Associate Professor Roger Fales, which was relocated to facilitate construction.

The second floor of Lafferre Hall will be fenced off this month for the beginning of the asbestos removal process, and the college’s machine shop will be relocated to the student machine shop in Engineering Building West for approximately a month.

Furniture selection will begin this month. The Lafferre Hall Reconstruction Planning Committee recently held a viewing of possible choices for laboratory furniture at Gwynn Hall.

More than 18 truckloads of items have been taken to surplus, and book removal from the College of Engineering library is ongoing, which will allow the IT Apple lab to be relocated to the south side of the library. Expected completion of book removal is April 13.

Office furniture scheduled for removal because of the renovation is available for use.