As Appalachian State expands there is a continuing need to update and enlarge the aging steam heating lines that heat each building. The Steam Tunnel Project phase 1 is well under way to providing new steam lines to the Holmes Convocation Center. This project involved the construction inside and out of the Convocation Center, the crossing of Hill St., and site work. As another part of this project the entrance to the John E. Thomas building was demolished and will be reconstructed with a paver ramp, rock walls and granite sitting areas.
The town of Boone ABC store project included a partial renovation of the showroom and display area, a large addition to the building, and complete renovation of the site work. The showroom was expanded to and finished to match the existing showroom. The addition provided the employees a new office and work room while also creating storage for the many new flavors of spirits. The site was reconfigured to accommodate more parking and handicap accessibility.