Broken-down buildings

9:06:43 AM CDT - Friday, October 06, 2006

By Inside WSU staff

damaged pipe
Photos by Justin Owens
Damaged pipe in Henrion Hall.
Examples of building decay, like these found at Henrion Hall, were pointed out to the Kansas Legislature's Joint Committee on State Building Construction during a visit to WSU last month. Ten members of the committee got a firsthand look at the $34 million worth of deferred maintenance plaguing WSU's facilities. Deferred maintenance has become a priority issue for the Kansas Board of Regents, since state-owned buildings on the regents' university campuses face a total of $584 million worth of backlogged maintenance. According to KBOR, the universities need $74 million a year for maintenance; in fiscal year 2006, $15 million was provided by the Legislature for maintenance.

damaged light fixture
Broken glass on light fixture outside Henrion Hall.

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