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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 RFQ's

  • Architectural Services for Dunbar II Hall - due Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 by 2pm.

To receive copies of the full RFQ please contact Cheryl Cicha at 701-231-7912 or

Current Projects

Catherine Cater Hall

Click here for current still shot from construction camera.

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. 

Sudro Addition

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.

Future Projects

Past Projects

Campus Water/Sewer/Street Project

This project will replace existing water and sanitary sewer mains that are past their useful life, add storm sewer piping, and regrade/replace the street. The work will be located along Administration Avenue, south of Centennial Boulevard, down to approximately the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering building.

  • The sanitary sewer line in this section of street routinely requires flushing because pieces of the clay tile pipe fall, plugging the line. The clay soils in the valley cause the pipes to shift, producing separations and misalignments within the line. A videotape of the interior of the existing pipe shows that flat sections of the line are producing flow issues and sagging portions are creating ponding problems. This piping will be removed and replaced with proper slope.
  • The cast iron water piping is well past its service life and will be replaced.
  • This stretch of Administration Avenue does not have storm sewer piping, so water from roof drains runs across sidewalks and creates icy spots in the winter. With added storm piping, we will correct this issue.
  • The street will be re-graded and replaced to the correct slope for storm water runoff. The street historically has required yearly patching because of shifting due to freeze/thaw conditions. The improperly sloped road causes water ponding that contributes to additional maintenance issues.


Churchill underwent a major renovation.  Phase 1 will be completed in the Fall of 2016 which includes adding drain tile, waterproofing to the perimeter, and adding egress windows for the lower level.  Phase 2 will be completed by Fall 2017 and will include an interior renovation to the entire building.  Click here for more photos.

Ellig Softball Complex

The NDSU Softball Complex has been home to the Summit League Tournament, but it is a facility in need of upgrades. Phase I was recently completed and included new ADA compliant grandstands, a reconfigured backstop, a press box for game announcing via radio and television, a new scoreboard, demolition of the existing concession/restroom building and relocation of the irrigation pumps to a pump pit.

Phase II of the Softball Complex project includes a new outfield fence, removing the sod and installing turf for the outfield, new bull pens, adding a right field grandstand, new batting cages, and various associated site improvements. We will bid several of these as alternates in the event we don’t receive favorable bids. Items not accepted will be completed in future phases.

Future phases may include an indoor training facility, a new concessions/bathroom building, landscaping, new entry, and new field lighting.

Click here to view a current picture of the Phase I remodel.

Phase I Construction Documents

NDSU Apartment 1701

This project consists of demolition and construction starting in the southwest corner of University and 17th Ave. All asbestos will be abated from six buildings and then they will be demolished. These buildings will be replaced with one 86 unit four story apartment building featuring studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments with common laundry areas on each floor. A common interior corridor will be included for safety and security. Other improved safety features will include video surveillance of outside doors, a fire sprinkler system, an upgraded fire alarm system, and card access. A community room will be included on floors second through fourth. The building will be equipped with data and TV for each unit. A recycling room will be available for residents on each floor. Site improvements and a parking lot consisting of approximately 100 spaces will also be constructed. An additional benefit of this design will allow for more green space and better parking in future phases.

Brent DeKrey
Associate Director
Phone: (701) 231-7322
Fax: (701) 231-8008


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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7911 / Fax: (701) 231-8008
Campus address: Thorson Maintenance Center 100
Physical/delivery address: 1310 Bolley Drive, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 3200 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Facilities Management

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