University of Michigan building boom includes over a half-billion dollars in renovations

June 13, 2012 |
Drew Ballensky

A building boom at the University of Michigan including current and upcoming construction at the Ann Arbor campus will surpass $1 billion. The school is undertaking $460 million in current construction projects—including a $163 million retrofit of the old C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospitalfacility, and a $116 million renovation of the 800-plus-bed East Quadrangle dormitory. The university is in the early stages of planning a $250 million investment in non-revenue sports facilities, $150 million in large dormitory renovations over a two-year period, and $140 million in classroom and lab building upgrades.


Drew Ballensky | Reconstruction Blog

Drew Ballensky is general manager of Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.’s central U.S. facility in Iowa and company spokesman for Duro-Last’s cool roofing, sustainability and architectural education programs. He is past-president of the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association and chairman of CFFA’s Vinyl Roofing Division. Drew earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Northern Iowa and master’s degree in business administration from Florida State University.
Drew has over 29 years experience in business and industry in various engineering and managerial capacities. He has worked in the U.S. and Canadian operations for a major international manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings, was a financial analyst with a major athletic apparel manufacturer and was an owner of a general contracting company.

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