Regents approve new Science Hall contracts

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Tuesday, January 13, 1959.

The board of Regents approved three major contracts for the new science building in a meeting last Thursday. The contracts total $884, 017. At the same meeting the Board decided to alter construction of the building from brick and stone to all stone.

The decision to change the exterior to all stone won by a 5-4 vote of the members. It was decided all stone would be best for the exterior as it would be more in keeping with other campus buildings. The cost of the all stone construction will be about $15,000 more Dr. Bryan Stoffer, president, said.

The general contract went to Bennett Construction Co. for $592,000. The electrical contract was awarded to Acker Construction of Manhattan for $88,888. Sheehan and Degan with a bid of $203,129 was awarded the mechanical contract.

Contracts for library furniture, home economics furnishings, nutrition laboratory furniture, and lecture room seats are still under consideration.

The Regents also approved additions to the building exterior canopies on the south of the building, interior zolatone painting, completely automatic elevator, and book shelving throughout the building for a total additional cost of $18,377.