Insurance Reviews Affect Two Stadium Projects
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The N.C. Department of Insurance
recently reviewed campus construction projects at Kenan Stadium, Boshamer Stadium and Wilson
Library, resulting in delayed construction
for one project and altering plans and
upgrades for the others.
Willie Scroggs, senior associate athletics
director for facilities and operations, said
construction on Boshamer came to a halt
for five weeks after the Department of
Insurance required an unexpected review.
The expected completion date has
been pushed back from this fall. Michael
Bunting, assistant associate athletic director
of facility planning and management, said
officials now expect to have use of the
playing field by February.
Still, the delay in
add to the cost.
department is trying
to avoid a similar
situation with the
expansion of Kenan
project would add
one floor to the center on the west end
of the stadium. It
originally called for
two additional floors.
“It would make the building a high-
rise, and because of the already existing
floors, we’d have to condition the space
on floors one and two to meet the code
for the high-rise,” Scroggs said.
Construction could begin after the fall
football season; there were concerns the
extra work necessitated by a sixth floor
could stretch the project beyond the start
of the 2009 football season.
The Department of Insurance also has
made recommendations for updating Wil-
son Library to the current fire code.
Wilson was completed in 1929 and
received major additions in 1952 and
Related to code inconsistencies among
the three sections, the recommended
changes include new
detectors and fire
alarms, new exit
signs throughout the
building, and additional fire sprinklers
should take six to 12
Boshamer Stadium’s remake will be delayed months and should
after a Department of Insurance review, and have little effect on
the price will go up, but Boshamer is expected the public’s ability to
to be ready for the 2009 season. use the library.
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