St. Thomas Summer Construction Roster Features 13 Projects

This summer will be another busy one at the University of St. Thomas. Thirteen construction projects, totaling roughly $1.7 million, are scheduled late May through the end of August.

The construction will update, restore and/or increase energy-efficiency in and around buildings on the university’s St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses.

Those projects include:

2085 Grand Ave.

  • Installation of a networked Simplex fire alarm system

Brady Educational Center

  • Replacement of original (1966) wood auditorium stage floor


  • Replacement of sidewalks
  • Tuckpointing and stone cleaning of buildings

Murray-Herrick Campus Center: Phase two of remodel

  • Five high-tech classrooms to be built on second floor in the former kitchen area
  • Student Financial Services will move from Aquinas Hall to first floor of MHC

 Owens Science Hall

  • Remodeling of chemistry and biology labs
  • Construction of offices to meet growing needs of current Mathematics and Biology Departments enrollments
  • Replacement of a 350-horsepower burner, which is 50-percent efficient, to a new 95-percent-efficient model
  • Replacement of valves on fume-hood systems and 15-year-old Strobic air fans (both are parts of exhaust system)

St. Paul south campus

  • Replacement of an oil tank in front of Service Center with a new 20,000-gallon tank

Summit classroom building

  • Renovation of five bathrooms

Residence halls

  • Carpet replacement of all residence rooms in John Paul II and several floors in Grace and Dowling halls; rooms in the remaining residences will receive new carpeting as needed
  • Replacement of original HVAC heat wheel (part of ventilation system), which is 40-percent efficient, in Brady Residence Hall; the new wheel is rated 95-percent efficient

Terrence Murphy Hall

  • Replacement of front granite pavers, which are warped, uneven and deteriorating, with patterned concrete
  • Major tuckpointing, stone repair and stone cleaning