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June 17, 2008
CONTACT: Pamela Young
pamela.young@emich.edu 734.487.4400

EMU Regents give approval to sign construction mangement agreement

YPSILANTI — The Eastern Michigan Board of Regents, at its regular meeting June 17, authorized EMU’s executive vice president and chief financial officer to enter into a construction management agreement with Christman/Dumas for the Mark Jefferson Science Complex Project.

Christman/Dumas was chosen after a competitive bid process based on its qualifications and its ability to work with the University on this project.

The estimated cost for the construction management services is $4.04 million based on the presently planned project scope ($90 million). Funds for these services have previously been allocated to the Mark Jefferson project through bond proceeds.

It is anticipated that early construction for the new complex begin in spring 2009.

The Christman Company (www.christmanco.com) is a full-service construction services firm, offering construction management, general contracting, design/build, real estate development and facilities consulting services. The firm has Michigan offices in Lansing, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Traverse City.

Dumas Concepts in Building Construction Services is a certified Detroit-based minority-owned business incorporated in the State of Michigan in 1973. Dumas provides construction management services and as a specialty contractor, provides steel services to the national market.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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