At the recent Indiana University Board of Trustees meeting, Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities Thomas Morrison detailed IU's capital plan for the next 10 years. Some of the upcoming construction projects on IU Bloomington's campus are slated to begin as early as 2024. Since being approved unanimously by the board of trustees, the plan now goes to Indiana officials for potential further recommendations and funding consideration.

A main priority for IU is investing in its current infrastructure, with renovations planned across several campuses.

"We build buildings on campuses, like we have here, to last forever," Morrison said.

The Bloomington campus has 163 buildings with academic space. According to Morrison, a building's average lifecycle before major renovations are needed is 40 years. In Bloomington, the average adjusted age of buildings is 39.4 years.

By investing in renovation and repair, IU can reset a building's age, which "allows our buildings to have many lives as opposed to one," Morrison noted.

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