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$2M renovations underway at Pittsburg State dorm

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Dorm renovations now underway at Pittsburg State and are expected to be complete in time for students to move in next semester.

The renovations at the Tanner Annex Residence Hall has a price tag of $2 million and is part of a six year project to renovate all residence halls on campus.

The sound of pounding jack-hammers fill the Tanner Annex Residence Hall as construction crews take it down to the frame.

"Amazingly, we're redoing the whole service, taking the service out and redoing all the panels, all new electrical, new devices, new wiring, the whole nine yards," says Baldrich Electric foreman Richard Claycamp.

He says with miles of wires this is a monumental task for him and eight other electricians.

"We're going from the basement all the way up to five, on our conduit runs, our wire pulls and all the branch circuits in the hallways that we're trying run," says Claycamp.  "It's a big project."

This renovation is part of a $12 million residential hall renovation plan, which started in 2009.  But when this building is finished the 1950's era building will be energy efficient and like new.

"Lower wattage lighting, change out of ballasts, low flow shower and toilet kinds of installations, but particularly in our complete renovations, we're trying to use sustainable material as much possible, looking where opportunities exist," says Associate Vice President of Campus Life and Auxiliary Services Steve Erwin.

Erwin says when students are ready to move in the rooms will have a completely new comfort level.

"Certainly just the surfaces being totally renovated, makes for much higher amenity level in terms of appearance and comfort," Erwin says.  "Really restoring them to a like-new condition versus buildings that were approaching several decades of age."

Over the next two years two other residence halls will be renovated.

Again, by August 1 university officials say the residence hall will be ready for students to check in for the fall semester.

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