Gov. Tony Evers is proposing spending spending more than $1 billion of his $2.5 billion proposed capital budget on upgrades for different schools within the UW-System.
For the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Evers is proposing spending $6.7 million for a campuswide upgrade of the fire alarm system.
According to the project description, the funds would be used to replace and augment “the campuswide fire alarm and smoke detection system across 21 facilities to meet current life safety code and accessibility standards, improve reliability and features, and reduce operational maintenance costs.”
“The new control panels will be sized to accommodate all current and anticipated future devices,” according to the proposal. “All elevator controls will be connected and interfaced with the new control panels for the elevator recall function. Telecommunication risers will be replaced or installed as required to accommodate the required system capacity.”