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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 RFQ's

  • None at this time.

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

Current Projects

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.

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. 

Ellig Softball Complex

This project is Phase I and will include new ADA compliant grandstands, a reconfigured backstop, a press box for game announcing via radio and television, demolition of the existing concession/restroom building and relocation of the irrigation pumps to a pump pit. As long as the bidding climate is advantageous, this phase will also include a new scoreboard/sound system.
A master plan for the complex was completed and includes several phases. Future phases will include a visitor’s bullpen, outfield modifications, a new concession/restroom/locker room facility, ticket booth, lighting, material storage area and other site improvements.

Phase I Construction Documents

NQ Lot

A new parking lot will be constructed along 17th Ave. N. directly south of Research Park Drive. The lot will serve a variety of customers including students residing in on-campus dorms and apartments, commuter students, and also spectators taking in various activities in the Shelly Ellig Track and Field Building, Dacotah Field, Redhawks baseball at Newman Outdoor Field and football games in the FargoDome. The project will include lighting, a sidewalk and fence along the south side, and a driveway for the lot will tie into 17th Ave. N.

Construction Documents

Past Projects


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.

Resident Dining Center

The Resident Dining Center added space for another 200 seats and room to accommodate a meeting room for large groups to dine together. The main dining area was expanded with new food stations to offer more “made to order” food choices and healthier options.

Click here for more images.

Sandford Health Athletic Complex

Formerly known as Bison Sports Arena.

Click here for more details.

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

Last Updated: Friday, October 13, 2017 10:52:09 AM
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