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Inside Iowa State
Aug. 29, 1997

Exterior repairs begin to Maple Hall

by Steve Sullivan

Iowa State has launched an emergency repair project for Maple Hall, a residence hall on the east edge of campus. Age and water have damaged portions of Maple Hall's exterior precast concrete panels.

University officials stressed that students and staff living or working in Maple Hall are safe.

Work has begun to remove and replace concrete ribs on the exterior of 139 of the 272 student rooms. Steel anchors that connect the concrete precast panels to the building's concrete flooring system also have deteriorated and will be replaced. The work will continue through part of fall semester, said James Judy, assistant director of the residence system. Canopies have been installed at the five entrances to protect those who use the building.

The repairs under way will address the building's immediate needs, but university officials said Maple Hall still needs a major renovation, including new heating and air conditioning equipment and a new roof. Those projects will begin spring semester.

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