The SIU Board of Trustees has approved contracts totaling more than $7.4 million toward the School of Dental Medicine’s Advanced Care Clinic at the Alton campus.  The new building will be constructed on the site of the former MDL Building 283 which will be demolished with work starting in March and wrap up by June 2021.

The new ACC will be constructed on that site and serve dental students and residents. The clinic will serve a comprehensive range of patient dental needs through existing, expanded and new post-doctoral programs. School of Dental Medicine Dean Dr. Bruce Rotter tells the Big Z it’s a nice expansion:

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During its December meeting, the board approved the $11.5 million facility with funding coming from grants, reserves, University plant funds, and internal or external financing. The debt service will be repaid with SDM clinic operation revenues, equipment usage fees, and future donations and grants. 

Contracts for construction services were awarded to:

  • Poettker Construction Co., of Breese, for general work: $4,781,100
  • Wegman Electric Co., of East Alton, for electrical: $1,024,292
  • France Mechanical Corp., of Glen Carbon, for heating: $435,400
  • Hock, Inc., of Millstadt, for ventilation: $473,464
  • GRP Mechanical Company, Inc., of Bethalto, for plumbing: $597,156
  • Kane Fire Protection, Inc., of East Alton, for fire protection: $126,300

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