The Project Management Team was established to support and guide the physical development of Governors State University.

The team provides services necessary in the design and implementation of construction projects from the conceptual phase of a project through the closeout. The Project Management Team provides the appropriate support tools to effectively manage construction projects allowing the project to be completed successfully, on time and within budget.

 

  • Alumni Path Lighting

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    PROJECT TYPE: GSU Internal

    PROJECT NUMBER: D1907TMS

    PROJECT BUDGET: Not to Exceed $806,227

    ARCHITECT/ENGINEER: Primera Engineers, LTD | Chicago, Illinois

    CONTRACTOR - ELECTRICAL:
    Excel Electric

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION: 

     
    On the campus, GSU has a pedestrian walkway called the “Alumni Path". From dusk until dawn, the entire length of the path gets very dark. This was cited as a safety concern for students. This project will add solar-powered lighting to the walkway as drawn and defined. Project also includes the “Alumni Extension Path.” Outdoor Emergency telephones are also in project scope.

    CURRENT PROJECT STATUS: The project is 90% complete.

    PHOTOS, DRAWINGS & RENDERINGS:  

    Alumni Path Looking West During Afternoon

    Alumni Path, Looking West in Afternoon


     

    Alumni Path Looking West at Night
    Alumni Path, Looking West at Night


    Alumni Path's New Light Poles at Night
    Alumni Path, New Light Poles at Night


    Alumni Path Emergency Phone
    Alumni Path, Emergency Phone 

     

  • Main Building Roof Replacement Phase 1 (C and E)

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    PROJECT TYPE: GSU Internal


    PROJECT NUMBER: N/A

    PROJECT BUDGET: $1,413,830.00

    ARCHITECT/ENGINEER: Inspec | Chicago, Illinois

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

    The Governors State University Phase 1 Complex, constructed circa 1974, is a multi‐story complex of six interconnected units. Two additions were built in subsequent years including the Center for Performing Arts. The units are divided by elevation changes and area separation walls at the roof level. Interior spaces in these areas had been experiencing chronic damaging water leaks.

    ROOF AREA:

    This project provides for complete Roof System replacement at Building “C” and Building “E”.

    SCOPE OF WORK:

    Scope of work calls for the removal and replacement of the entire roof assembly down to the structural concrete deck

    CURRENT PROJECT STATUS:

    This project is approximately 85% complete.

    PHOTOS, DRAWINGS & RENDERINGS:
    Excessive Water Ponding On Roof E
    Excessive Water Ponding on "E" Roof, Prior to Recent Project


    Excessive Water Ponding on Roof C
    Excessive Water Ponding on "C" Roof, Prior to Recent Project


    Issues Remediated On Roof E
    Issues Remediated on "E" Roof, Post-Construction


    Issues Remediated On Roof C
    Issues Remediated on "C" Roof, Post-Construction 

     

  • Main Building Roof Replacement Phase 2 (A, B, and CPA)

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    PROJECT TYPE: Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB)


    PROJECT NUMBER: 816-010-041

    PROJECT BUDGET: $2,964,940.00

    ARCHITECT/ENGINEER:
    Doyle & Associates | Chicago, Illinois

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

    The Governors State University Complex, constructed circa 1974, is a multi‐story complex of six interconnected units. Two additions were built in subsequent years including the Center for Performing Arts. The units are divided by elevation changes and area separation walls at the roof level. Interior spaces in these areas have been experiencing chronic damaging water leaks.

    ROOF AREA:

    This project provides for complete Roof System replacement at Building “A”, Building “B” and the Center for Performing Arts.
    Building “A” consists of six distinct roof areas for a total of 47,160square feet. Roof Areas A‐2 and A‐5 are elevated 7’ above the adjacent roof areas. Building “B” consists of three distinct roof Areas for a total of 28,568square feet. Roof A‐3 is depressed slightly and constrained by an area separation curb and existing windows.
    The Performing Arts Center “PA” consists of eight roof areas for a total of 20,172 square feet. Roof Area PA‐1 sits atop the fly tower.
    The total estimated roof area of 95,900 square feet is part of this project’s scope for roof replacement. This total contradicts the 75,500 square feet referenced in the original RFQ.

    SCOPE OF WORK:

    Scope of work calls for the removal and replacement of the entire roof assembly down to the structural concrete/metal deck. A predetermined square footage will be built into the project to address any unforeseen repairs to the concrete and/or metal deck due to water saturation below the insulation.

    CURRENT PROJECT STATUS:

    This project will begin in spring 2020

    PHOTOS, DRAWINGS & RENDERINGS:
    Exposed Tar On Roof A
    Exposed Tar Deterioration on "A" Roof


    Excessive Ponding On Roof A

    Excessive Ponding on "A" Roof 


     

  • Main Entrance HVAC/Heating Improvements

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    PROJECT TYPE: GSU Internal


    PROJECT NUMBER:
    B20201TMS

    PROJECT BUDGET:
    $23,436

    ARCHITECT/ENGINEER:
    Spagnolo Enterprises | Park Ridge Illinois

    CONTRACTOR: Temperature Doctors

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

    The main “D” entrance to the university is closest to the hub of student activities and thus has the heaviest volume of pedestrian traffic. During the winter, the perpetual opening of the entrance doors allows cold weather to infiltrate the interior Information Desk and Admission Office areas. Employees and visitors are burdened with a chronic chill. Project goal is to mitigate the cold interior temperatures.

    SCOPE OF WORK:

    Replace two vestibule unit heaters, add baseboard heaters beneath the Student Central and Admission counters, replace ceiling unit heater across from Financial Aid window

    CURRENT PROJECT STATUS:

    Purchase order and contracts are out and equipment is on order.

    PHOTOS, DRAWINGS & RENDERINGS:
    Main Entrance in D Building
    "D" Main Entrance Slated for HVAC Upgrade


  • Project Management Team

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    John Potempa - Associate Vice President FDM
    Phone: 708.235.7447
    Email: jpotempa2@govst.edu

    Carolyn Johnson - Coordinator, Executive Administration
    Phone: 708.235.6971
    Email: cjohnson33@govst.edu

    Louis Schultz - Architectural Draftsman II, FDM
    Phone: 708.235.7448
    Email: lschultz@govst.edu

    Michael Sullivan - Chief Engineer, FDM
    Phone: 708.235.2109
    Email: msullivan@govst.edu

    James Zumerchik - Facilities Project Manager
    Phone: 708.235.7451
    Email: jzumerchik@govst.edu