The Construction Management Division oversees the construction, renovation and major maintenance of state-owned buildings and community colleges. The division also reviews and evaluates the acquisition and sale of property for state agencies.
Prior to 2016, Construction Management (CM) functioned as a division of the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information (A&I).
With the passage of Enrolled Act No. 59 in 2016, Construction Management was removed from the A&I umbrella and merged with School Facilities, thereby creating the Wyoming State Construction Department.
The Construction Management Division reports directly to the State Building Commission (SBC) who is comprised of the state's five elected officials: the governor, who chairs the Commission, the secretary of state, the state auditor, the state treasurer, and the superintendent of public instruction. The Division Administrator for Construction Management, Mel Muldrow, also serves as the secretary of the SBC.
Centralizing in Casper
In an effort to consolidate office space used by various state agencies a new centralized building is under construction in Casper.
The new complex will put all state agencies operating in Casper under one roof, ending the need to rent various offices around the city. Nearly 400 state employees will be housed in the building.
Due to the project affecting so many different state agencies, a special task force was established to provide guidance and expertise during construction.
In Honor of Wyoming's Heroes
Realizing a potential need, in 2018 the Wyoming Legislature authorized the planning and design of a skilled nursing center especially for veterans.
The State Construction Department was appropriated $300,000.00 to conduct a level I and level II study in consultation with the Veterans' Commission and the Wyoming Department of Health.
This skilled nursing center for veterans would be the first of its kind in Wyoming.
A New Beginning in Mental Health Care
Wyoming's new beginning in mental health started April 26, 2018, when the state broke ground on new facilities at the Wyoming State Hospital.
The project is part of a multi-million dollar initiative to modernize both the Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston and the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander.
These updates to the facilities will help ensure that the Wyoming Department of Health can deliver quality, modern care for Wyoming citizens.
Wyoming Capitol Square Project
The Wyoming Capitol Square Project centers on the extensive restoration of the Capitol Building, which is a National Historic Landmark. The project also includes the rehabilitation of the adjacent Herschler Building, a large four-story, two-wing office building, as well as the Central Utility Plant (CUP) which services both buildings.
This complex multi-year project will preserve the historic character of the Capitol, improve public access to the political process, and address needed life safety and building systems deficiencies.
The project is set to be completed during the summer of 2019.