Central Michigan University Ready for Fall Classes After Extensive Repair on Flood Damages

  August 14, 2017

By Ryan Berlin

Heavy rainfall from one of the worst storms in mid-Michigan history, impacted about a third of Central Michigan University’s 127 facilities, as well as some of the infrastructure systems. However, 75 percent of the facilities were considered minor with no significant effect or required only small repairs, according to Jonathan Webb, associate vice president of Facilities Management at CMU

Six weeks after the June 23 storm, almost all of the water damage at CMU has been repaired and the school says it is ready for the arrival of its students and faculty.

Webb said the school is on schedule to have 41 of its 50 affected buildings completed by Friday. Webb said the remainder of the repairs will have no impact on CMU operations and consist primarily of roof repairs and parking lot maintenance.

“Central is ready for the arrival of students and we’re excited to start the school year,” Webb says. “All residence halls and classrooms will be ready for our students and faculty.

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This Quick Read was submitted by Ryan Berlin, managing editor of Facility Maintenance Decisions, ryan.berlin@tradepressmedia.com. Read more about flood prevention and flood recovery.


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