Construction and Maintenance

The Facilities Management Construction and Maintenance team provides all construction services from architect selection, programming, design development, construction documents, code review, bidding, contract award, and project management for the Capital Projects on the NDSU Campus.  As part of the project management services, we have the responsibility for compliance with North Dakota Century Code, SBHE and NDSU policies as well as management of the project budget.  We also have developed and are constantly updating the NDSU Campus Design Guidelines which help ensure our facilities are constructed to high quality standards.  Our team is here to assist NDSU Departments with remodeling and renovations to existing facilities.  We will provide a detailed estimate, manage the process from start to finish, and work to ensure the process is seamless and as non-disruptive as it can be.   Our group assists in long term Campus Master Planning and can assist departments with their planning efforts.  We also maintain campus maps and utility infrastructure drawings.

NDSU maintenance staff is always available for responsive and efficient building and system issues. We have licensed mechanics, electricians, plumbers, and skilled craftsman to assist with any of your needs. It is our dedication to provide quality work with a timely response to keep NDSU running efficiently. Our trades shops are made up of carpentry, cabinet shop, electrical, key/locks, painting, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning.  Our team manages the following contracted services: elevators, air compressors, fire alarms, fire suppression, and emergency generators.

We look forward to working with you!

Current Projects

Pavek Hall

This Pavek Hall project includes renovating and updating.

  • Bathroom modifications to meet current codes and accessibility requirements.
  • Replace doors, ceilings, lights, flooring, and all finishes with new.
  • Update elevators and add stops at each floor.
  • A building laundry room will be added.
  • New study and lounge spaces will be created.
  • Provide new HVAC system
  • Update plumbing, electrical, fire sprinkler, and fire alarm systems

Music Addition

A 9,700 SF building addition to the northwest corner of Reineke Fine Arts Center. The expansion will provide additional teaching studios for faculty, adjunct staff and graduate students. It also includes a 1,000 square-foot rehearsal space, practice rooms, extra storage and locker facilities, and a recording facility to accommodate the music program’s needs.

Richard Offerdahl '65 Engineering Complex

The facility will establish NDSU as the leading institution preparing students in areas such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, precision agriculture, data science, energy stewardship, advanced infrastructure, manufacturing, and robotics. It will provide a transformative educational experience for our students.NDSU will accelerate the construction timeline so that students will be able to benefit from the facility as early as Fall 2026. ​​​​​​

Agricultural Field Lab

The new facility will consolidate field lab programs currently housed in four separate buildings across campus, creating integrated research spaces that will enhance productivity across the entire NDSU agriculture research enterprise for faculty, staff, and students. Students (graduate and undergraduate) will use the building for the research they are involved in.  The building will include space utilized in plant breeding, agronomy, weed science, horticulture, plant pathology, and soil science. The research will result in plant varieties that are better adapted to North Dakota growing conditions, improved soil fertility and fertilizer recommendations, improved solutions for weed control, and better solutions to plant disease threats for North Dakota farmers and ranchers today and well into the future. The building will not have any classroom space included.

Peltier Complex

Peltier Complex

The mainstay of the agricultural industry in the state is the ability of North Dakota to continue producing and marketing superior crop and livestock commodities worldwide. In connection with this, the construction of a new facility that houses crop quality, food science, and meat science teaching and research programs is critical to maintaining or advancing the cereal chemistry/cereal quality, food science, meat science, and food safety and security programs that exist at NDSU.  These programs are not only important in ensuring food security for the citizens of North Dakota and the surrounding region but also in the ability to trade the state’s products internationally. The new building is needed to address the health, safety, food grade and code issues of the current facilities – Harris Hall and the Meats Lab – and to provide for improved efficiencies by co-locating necessary core research, teaching, and outreach areas in one unit.  Northern Crops Institute will be moving to the new building.  NCI’s mission is to support regional agriculture and value added processing by conducting educational and technical programs that expand and maintain domestic and international markets for northern grown crops.  The ND Trade Office will also be collocated in the new complex. 

A new state-of-the-art facility will be constructed on the SW corner of 18th St N and Centennial Blvd.  The three-to-four story building will be designed with high ceilings in first floor areas to accommodate large milling equipment and chain hoists for meat and crop materials. Truck access to products in the crop and meat areas will allow for safe delivery and pick-up. The new facility would house shared quality, analytical and sensory laboratories with state-of-the-art analytical equipment that could be utilized by multiple users and foster affiliations between crops and meats programs. Bio-processing of crops and co-products, product development, and end-use evaluation will also benefit. The new facility will promote collaborative research and interactions among scientists, thereby making our scientists more competitive in obtaining extramural funding. The facility would also meet all codes, especially health codes dealing with food products and safety.

Past Projects

Nodak Insurance Company Football Performance Complex

The Nodak Insurance Company Football Performance Complex project will provide a state-of-the-art training facility for the fourteen-time national champion NDSU football program that will also include capacity for women’s soccer, men’s and women’s golf, baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s track and field also affected by North Dakota’s changing climate throughout the year.

The new facility will be located in the current Team Makers practice fields adjacent to the Shelly Ellig Indoor Track and Field Facility and the Sanford Health Athletic Complex. The facility will be approximately 120,000 square feet of climate-controlled space for all weather types during the year. It will have a separate weight room space, meeting locations, locker rooms and recruiting area. Outside the facility will be an additional lighted turf field with easy access in and out of the indoor facility. The building will have state-of-the-art lighting, AV and filming space for our teams to utilize. Components will include:

  • Indoor Practice Facility (~85,000 sq. ft. of multi-use practice space, restrooms, storage)
  • Operations Building (~25,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose area to include locker rooms, meeting room and sports medicine space); and
  • Weight Room (~10,000 sq. ft. weight room with fueling station)

Ladd Hall eSports

The Ladd Hall eSports project will provide space on campus for competitive gaming leagues along with the ability to cast live tournaments to screens throughout the room. The project will also add 4 additional restrooms to the 3rd floor.

Sugihara Hall

Sugihara Hall will be a 104,825 square foot laboratory intensive building and will be four stories tall plus a penthouse. It will be located on the corner of Centennial and Albrecht. During programming it became apparent that the new building will be most efficient by demolishing the Geosciences building and using the entire site directly north of Dunbar. Once construction is complete, the existing Dunbar will be demoed and the area will be turned into plaza to connect the west entry of the Memorial Union to the newly created green spaces.

  • Numerous research labs will be fit up along with separate teaching labs that are sized effectively for teaching and research environments.
  • Work space for graduate students that is separate from the labs.
  • Office space that is accessible without the need to enter research labs.
  • Classroom space will be incorporated into the design.
  • Student spaces for studying and meeting.
  • Support space for all building activities.
  • Proper fire protection and alarming.
  • Energy efficient building design – all aspects from the building envelope to the mechanical systems will be reviewed.
  • An elevator and all other building components necessary to meet current ADA requirements.
  • Expanded electrical and cooling capacity to meet today’s teaching and research equipment needs.
  • New fume hoods with the latest controls to replace the current ones that are obsolete and very difficult to maintain.
  • A new chemical storage room with proper ventilation and chemical suppression.
  • Proper chemical storage in labs.
  • A loading area for building deliveries.
  • A generator backup to protect sensitive research equipment.
  • Connecting skywalks installed between the Memorial Union, Ladd and Science Hall.
Aldevron Tower

This project includes an approximately 74,000 square foot, six-story addition connecting to the existing Sudro Hall. It will be located on the northeast corner, south of Residence Dining Center. The project will include:

  • Instructional labs and inter-professional collaborative learning  spaces, allowing enrollment expansion, inter-professional education training, and helping avoid accreditation concerns.
  • Teaching space
  • A multi-bed nursing skills lab, simulation labs and control rooms for observation, debrief rooms, and a nurse station.
  • Exam rooms with control rooms for observation
  • An assessment lab and a skills lab
  • Several video conferencing rooms
  • Student study areas and flexible huddle rooms
  • Library space
  • Offices

Program consolidation into one building which will allow sections of the College of Health Profession to move out of leased spaces. This will lead to increased inter-professional educational opportunities for students and enhance collaborative learning among students and gain better instructional efficiencies for faculty, staff, and students within the College.

The project will include several add-alternates to fit-up the fourth and sixth floors. These alternates will be accepted if the bids come in favorably. If we are not able to accept these alternates, the building structure will be in place and we will fit-up the spaces when funding allows. Theses spaces will be used for several purposes:

  • A simulated -pharmacy instructional lab, including prescription processing, medication therapy management, and sterile and non-sterile compounding labs, telepharmacy, and institutional pharmacy space.
  • Move further resources out of leased spaces and into the addition.


Catherine Cater Hall

The current design for the New Residence Hall encompasses an approximately 130,000 sq. ft., six-story tall building containing around 390 beds that will be targeted towards second year students. The first floor will incorporate the hall’s building services, public and community spaces, such vending, laundry, hall director office, community room, and tentative community kitchen, along with separate apartments for a Residence Hall Director and a Faculty-in-Residence.  Floors two through six will each be separated into two wings that will accommodate all of the student resident rooms along with resident commons spaces. Each wing will house a 39-student ‘community’ composed of approximately nineteen 2-bedroom, double occupancy units with a shared bathroom and one separate single occupancy RA suite with bathroom along with a community study room. The two-bedroom double occupancy units average 630 sq. ft. each and the RA unit is 250 sq. ft. Each floor of two communities will share a central floor lounge, smaller study/huddle spaces and floor support spaces. 

Brent DeKrey
Associate Director

Phone: (701) 231-7322

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