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Campus: Construction of New Buildings
Anybody have a Twitter acct and can ask Dr Rudd when construction will begin on three new buildings: Music, Engineering, and Bio Research Lab? He has done a great job promoting, sharing progress on everything else to date.
05-06-2020 02:18 PM
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Engineering building was dropped from the governor’s budget with all other higher ed capital projects when COVID-19 hit.
05-06-2020 10:25 PM
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(05-06-2020 10:25 PM)pkptigers07 Wrote:  Engineering building was dropped from the governor’s budget with all other higher ed capital projects when COVID-19 hit.

Dropped or deferred?
05-07-2020 06:19 AM
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(05-07-2020 06:19 AM)Tigerx3 Wrote:  
(05-06-2020 10:25 PM)pkptigers07 Wrote:  Engineering building was dropped from the governor’s budget with all other higher ed capital projects when COVID-19 hit.

Dropped or deferred?

it was dropped, they are hoping to put it in next fiscal year budget
05-07-2020 10:37 AM
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from the Engineering newsletter:

I also want to provide an update on the status of the proposed STEM Research and Classroom Building (SRCB) that in February was included in the proposed 2020-21 State of Tennessee Budget. Consistent with the anticipated sizable negative impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. economy as a whole, Governor Lee modified the original budget and in March the state legislature passed a "bare bones" budget which eliminated all capital projects including the SRCB. I am hopeful the SRCB and other capital projects might be returned to the budget when the legislative session resumes.
05-07-2020 10:38 AM
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I believe the music building has already broken ground?
05-07-2020 10:42 AM
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(05-07-2020 10:42 AM)wkid87 Wrote:  I believe the music building has already broken ground?

On the website which may or may not have been updated:

Quote:The University of Memphis and the entire Mid-South are eagerly awaiting the start of construction on the Scheidt Family Music Center at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. Not only will the Center provide much-needed facilities for School initiatives, it will allow us to continue building upon our relationships with other arts programs in Memphis by hosting many of their performances on our campus.

Currently, the project's design team, Memphis-based firms Archimania and Fleming Architects and Chicago-based theater designer Schuler Shook, is nearing completion of final plans and construction will begin soon after that.
05-07-2020 11:04 AM
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RE: Campus: Construction of New Buildings
From what I understand, when the IPF is finished, they're going to start on the music building, and when the new recreation center is completed, they're going to start on the engineering building? Where are they going to put the new engineering building? Near the hotel?
05-07-2020 08:14 PM
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If anyone has a Twitter acct, would you please send to Dr Rudd? I’m sure he’d clarify.
05-07-2020 09:23 PM
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RE: Campus: Construction of New Buildings
Send it to Ike instead.

He's in the know.
05-07-2020 09:25 PM
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(05-07-2020 09:25 PM)AlonsoWDC Wrote:  Send it to Ike instead.

He's in the know.

Not helpful.
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RE: Campus: Construction of New Buildings
(05-07-2020 10:37 AM)wkid87 Wrote:  
(05-07-2020 06:19 AM)Tigerx3 Wrote:  
(05-06-2020 10:25 PM)pkptigers07 Wrote:  Engineering building was dropped from the governor’s budget with all other higher ed capital projects when COVID-19 hit.

Dropped or deferred?

it was dropped, they are hoping to put it in next fiscal year budget

I would call that deferred. They won’t move other projects ahead of it so they will wait till funding is more stable.
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(05-07-2020 10:15 PM)Tigerx3 Wrote:  
(05-07-2020 10:37 AM)wkid87 Wrote:  
(05-07-2020 06:19 AM)Tigerx3 Wrote:  
(05-06-2020 10:25 PM)pkptigers07 Wrote:  Engineering building was dropped from the governor’s budget with all other higher ed capital projects when COVID-19 hit.

Dropped or deferred?

it was dropped, they are hoping to put it in next fiscal year budget

I would call that deferred. They won’t move other projects ahead of it so they will wait till funding is more stable.

The state has a scoring system they use to rank capital project proposals. The STEM building scored high enough to be funded this cycle. All capital funds were removed from the budget due to the expected economic impact of COVID-19. Who knows whether the governor will just include the same projects in his next budget or re-evaluate all proposals. My guess is that the next time capital funding is included in the budget, it will be significantly less than the original amount in this years budget. So the question will be does the STEM building score high enough to get funded in a smaller round of capital spending or not.
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RE: Campus: Construction of New Buildings
FYI, Twitter accounts are free. Register one, and ask Rudd directly without having to risk a game of telephone.
05-09-2020 11:52 AM
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(05-08-2020 08:19 PM)pkptigers07 Wrote:  
(05-07-2020 10:15 PM)Tigerx3 Wrote:  
(05-07-2020 10:37 AM)wkid87 Wrote:  
(05-07-2020 06:19 AM)Tigerx3 Wrote:  
(05-06-2020 10:25 PM)pkptigers07 Wrote:  Engineering building was dropped from the governor’s budget with all other higher ed capital projects when COVID-19 hit.

Dropped or deferred?

it was dropped, they are hoping to put it in next fiscal year budget

I would call that deferred. They won’t move other projects ahead of it so they will wait till funding is more stable.

The state has a scoring system they use to rank capital project proposals. The STEM building scored high enough to be funded this cycle. All capital funds were removed from the budget due to the expected economic impact of COVID-19. Who knows whether the governor will just include the same projects in his next budget or re-evaluate all proposals.

My guess is that the next time capital funding is included in the budget, it will be significantly less than the original amount in this years budget. So the question will be does the STEM building score high enough to get funded in a smaller round of capital spending or not.
We have had exigent financial circumstances before causing delays. Your guess is the likely.

I don’t remember the ranking of the projects so yes it’s possible they may not fund the same number of projects but the order of priority should not be reranked.
05-09-2020 06:46 PM
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