General contractor: Branco Enterprises Inc.
Size: 13,000 square feet
Estimated cost: $4.7 million
Estimated completion date: Fall
Project description: The McQueary Family Health Sciences Hall addition on the Missouri State University campus calls for a 240-seat tiered classroom, a 75-seat tiered classroom, four offices, a lobby and student space, and custodial and mechanical rooms. Officials say the construction contract represents $4.7 million of the $6 million project budget, which includes funds for furniture and fixtures, consultant fees and project contingency fees. The budget was approved by the MSU Board of Governors in July 2019. Dake Wells Architecture Inc. is the project architect, with engineering work by Mettemeyer Engineering LLC, structural; Anderson Engineering Inc., civil; and Smith-Goth Engineers Inc., mechanical, electrical and plumbing.
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