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HISTORY

The building was built in 1970 and was known as the Medical Administration Building. In 1984, it was officially named the "Richard Lewis Meiling Building". The building was built as a combined project with Graves Hall and it shares some of its mechanical systems with Graves Hall. The building is occupied by the medical center administration, including the office of the Vice President for Health Sciences. There

have been no renovations to this and related use, 25% conference toilet, 7% locker space.

building.

Facility use

space,

22%

auditorium,

by category is: 32% office 14% mechanical-custodial-

PRIMARY SYSTEMS

The blocks.

two-story building is supported Cast-in-place concrete columns

by concrete footings and support concrete floors

concrete walls and

throughout.

The

exterior consists of a composed of lightweight beams and bar-joists.

brick, granite and insulating concrete

limestone veneer. The roof deck on a steel deck supported by steel

is I-

The reported

built-up roof was installed

over

the

last

25

years.

While

in 1970. there are

There have been very few no major problems at this

problems time, its

age warrants a replacement the canopies at the north drains should be cleared.

project within entrances need

the to

next five be cleared

to ten years. The of plant growth,

roofs of and the

The exterior of the building is in good condition except for the ivy growing on the north and east side of the building. There is evidence of birds perching and/or nesting on the south wall both on the east and west sides of the building. These walls should be cleaned and sealed. Also the bird accesses should be sealed.

There are a substantial number of windows in the building and they are in good condition. The windows are fixed and each side has a spandrel band of smoked glass.

SECONDARY SYSTEMS

Interior partitions are composed of concrete block or metal stud and drywall

walls.

Surface finishes are generally in good condition

paint and vinyl wall and second floors as be cleaned.

covering, well as in

with some

wood panelling in the

offices.

The

tile

on

and consist primarily of lobby areas of the first the restroom walls should

The primary floor covering in the building is vinyl tile. The restroom tile floors require cleaning but floors are generally in good condition. The carpeting in the auditoriums is in poor condition and should be replaced in the near future.

Ceilings

are

predominantly

suspended

acoustical

tile.

The

restroom

ceilings

are drywalled as is the ceiling in the penthouse. the ceilings are generally in good condition.

There are some stained tiles but

SERVICE SYSTEMS

The building has two passenger elevators and

one freight elevator. They are in

good condition but one of the passenger elevators needs to have a missing ceiling tile replaced.

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