The Mary Ellen Jones Building at the UNC School of Medicine in Chapel Hill will soon be getting a complete facelift and more than $77 million worth of renovations.
Construction manager Choate Construction has recently posted pre-qualification opportunities for trade and specialty contractors for the 05F-Stair Railing System and 07F-Water Repellent, Waterproofing and Caulking bid packages.
The 11-story building renovation is expected to take about 30 months, according to the university.
The university says the renovation of the 221,620-sq. ft. building that opened in 1978 will include replacement of the pre-cast concrete exterior with a new glass curtain wall system, as well as a building-wide replacement of its mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
There will be $52 million for exterior and infrastructure improvements, including renovation of the remaining six floors of the building that weren’t renovated in a major 2013 project. The total budget is $77.4 million.
The project and its construction will be targeting LEED Silver-level certifications for energy efficiency.