September 23-24, 2004


ITEM 124-2004-R0904�������������� Renew Authorization to Reroof Fieldhouse Dome; Montana State University- Bozeman


THAT:�������������������������������������� Consistent with Regent�s Policy and provisions of MCA 20-25-302, the Board of Regents of the Montana University System renews authorization for MSU-Bozeman to reroof the Fieldhouse at MSU-Bozeman. This request also increases the authorized amount by 6.8% to $2,350,000.


EXPLANATION:����������������������� 1.������ The Fieldhouse is located on the south side of the MSU-Bozeman campus.� The Fieldhouse is open to students, staff, faculty and campus visitors and is heavily used for athletic programs, academic programs, special events, and public service events throughout the year.


2.����� The Fieldhouse was constructed in 1958, and the original dome roofing served until 1980, when the dome was coated with urethane roofing applied over the original roof material.� The urethane roofing and insulation has reached the end of its useful life and is now failing. This project removes both the urethane roofing and the original built-up asphalt roof, applies new insulation and a new roof membrane.


3.����� Regent�s Item #113-2004-R1101, was approved at $2,200,000, and due to Regent�s Policy, is set to expire in November, 2004. The project began construction in Fall, 2003, is now approximately 80% complete, and we have expended ~$1.75 million to date. Substantial completion should occur in November, 2004, with final punch list items being completed in Spring, 2005.� A number of change orders and the need for a slightly larger contingency require that the authority be increased to $2.35 million.


4.����� This project is financed with maintenance funds from Auxiliary Operations Revenue (Renewal and Replacement Budget) in excess of debt service obligations.