Lydig Construction Inc., of Spokane, says it's converting a classroom into a wine-tasting lab on the Washington State University campus, in Pullman, as part of a $373,500 remodel of a portion of the university's Todd Hall Addition.
The project also involves refurbishing a dining room at the School of Hospitality and Business Management and converting a computer lab into a storage room.
WSU said earlier this month that it will offer a new major in wine-business management, beginning in the fall, through the hospitality and business program.
Work is to start this week on the project and is scheduled to be completed in August, before the start of fall classes, says Matt Knoll, Lydig's director of business development.
All three rooms involved in the project are on the second floor of the five-story Todd Hall Addition, which is connected to the north side of Todd Hall near the center of the campus.
The lab conversion includes installing wine-cooler equipment, bottle racks, and computer cables, the university says. Other work in the project includes reconfiguring walls and doors; modifying the building's heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system; removing and replacing carpeting; updating electrical and lighting systems; and installing equipment and furniture.
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