Hanson announces Minard Hall update
President Richard A. Hanson sent an update on the progress and safety of Minard Hall in an e-mail to NDSU students, faculty and staff on Feb. 18. The e-mail stated:
"Students, faculty and staff,
“I am writing to provide an update on the progress and safety of Minard Hall.
“This week contractors will finish stabilizing the northwest section of the building by attaching galvanized steel supports that reach down approximately 95 feet. We also have monitors in place throughout the 1929 and 1918 sections of the building to measure building movement. As an extra precaution, we are also monitoring the Heating Plant smoke stack to ensure that the structure is not compromised. In addition, contractors have started removing loose brick on the outside of the collapsed area, and after that is completed, the floors in the collapsed area will be demolished.
“The architects for this project have agreed to provide a new plan for the addition by May 28, which means we will have lost about six months from the original schedule.
Please know we are monitoring the situation closely and taking precautions at all times for the safety of our campus community.
Richard A. Hanson, Ph.D.