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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

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.

Hastings Hall

Hastings Hall will be fully renovated to accommodate the offices of NDSU Human Resources and Payroll which are currently located off campus. The full project will include:

  • Complete asbestos abatement of the building.
  • Demolish the interior and fit-up with new office space, conference rooms, and a training room.
  • New bathrooms to meet current codes and accessibility requirements. The existing piping has reached the end of its life and will be replaced.
  • The building has a split entrance with stairs going both up and down. A small addition will be created to make room for an elevator.
  • New doors, ceilings, lights, and all finishes will be replaced.
  • The HVAC, electrical, and fire alarm system are past their useful life and will be replaced.
  • A fire sprinkler system will be added to the entire building.


Science Hall

Science Hall will be a laboratory intensive building with a target program of 106,000 square feet and will be 4 four stories tall. 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.

Future Projects

Past Projects

Catherine Cater Hall

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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
Fax: (701) 231-8008


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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
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 12:03:33 PM
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