Construction News

2016 Construction and Staging Map


MarketPlace Addition (University Union West)

The project involves constructing an addition to expand the Marketplace fireside lounge area and add an outdoor patio with seating. New landscaping in adjacent areas is included in the work which will enhance the north entrance area of the University Union. Work will be complete in September.

MarketPlace Addition

Old Digman Renovations

Old DigmanRenovations are complete and furniture deliveries and installation are underway.

The project focused on critical maintenance of building systems and deteriorated building elements. New windows and restrooms were included in the project along with new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.

The building is being returned to residential use so that the campus can begin a phased capital plan to renovate older residential halls in CIW and Hinman.

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Lecture Hall Student Wing Renovations

This project is complete and furniture is being installed.

Twenty new classrooms were created on the first and second floors, along with break out rooms for small group work. New lounge and seating areas were part of the project.

Windows throughout the facility were replaced; staircases renovated; and building electrical, fire alarm and heating and ventilation systems updated. Restrooms were renovated as well.

Lecture Hall Student Wing Lecture Hall Student Wing Lecture Hall Student Wing

 Pedestrian Safety and Circulation Improvements/Traffic Circle Renovations

This project will be complete the week of August 15. Work included installing a new cross walk and two speed tables on West Drive in the area between Hinman College and the Lecture Hall.  Additional work was performed at the traffic circle. Flag poles and new landscaping were added to that area.

Pedestrian safety improvements

University Union/Engineering Building Pedestrian Circulation Improvements

Work to improve pedestrian circulation and safety in the area between the University Union and the Engineering Building is complete.  The project entailed building new sidewalks along with landscaping. Access for the UU loading dock through this point will now be restricted to large tractor trailers only. All other vehicles will have access to the UU loading dock through the Library loading dock area.

Pedestrian safety improvements

Dickinson Storm Water Line Repairs

A consultant is currently gathering detailed information and video on sections of line that need repair or replacement. The consultant will advise the campus on possible approaches to the work. In the mean time, a seating wall has been repaired and sod will be installed on the co-rec field in September.

Cayuga Hall Renovation

Renovations will take place in Cayuga Hall. The project will involve asbestos abatement, renovation of 47 bathrooms including upgrades to exhaust, plumbing, electrical and power distribution systems. Lounge areas will receive new ceilings, flooring and lighting. Lights in bedrooms will be replaced, rooms and corridors will be painted and 240 new doors will be installed. Exterior masonry will be repaired. The building will be closed for a year with completion scheduled for July 2017.

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmacy SchoolWork on the foundation is nearly complete and steel is going up. Site work in the parking lot area continues.  Staff is working with research hires to identify building needs and equipment.

The 84,000 square-foot, four-story building will include state-of-the-art research labs, offices for faculty and staff, a lecture hall, classrooms and teaching labs. It will will house 36 new faculty and staff and 240 students.

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is expected to open in fall 2018.

Renovations to Corliss Avenue Property

Initial cleanup and securing of 48 Corliss Avenue, a building adjacent to the site of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, is complete. Asbestos abatement and some wall demolition will take place soon. The exterior of the building will be restored including masonry repairs and new windows. A new roof will also be installed. The programming for the School of Nursing, which will be located there, has been completed.Design of interior space is progressing.


 Smart Energy Research and Development Facility

Smart Energy Research and DevelopmentThe building is nearly enclosed with all glass in place. Boiler and mechanical work is underway in the penthouse in preparation for winter heating. Interior work is progressing and exterior site work is moving forward. Landscaping around the Center of Excellence has been completed.

The $70 million, 114,000 gross square-foot building will house the departments of chemistry and physics, including 56,000 net square-feet for research, 125 fume hoods and 45 faculty offices. The facility will provide room for faculty and industry scientists and engineers to work side by side to create new energy technologies and maintain and expand the regional workforce. Features include micro turbines on mechanical systems, a fuel cell to produce electricity at a reduced cost to heat and cool the building, photovoltaic panels on the roof to produce electricity, hydronic radiant heating in the floor, controlled LED lighting, individual space monitoring of chemicals to reduce air flows and energy use, and water-cooled equipment ​ ​wherever possible to conserve​​ energy. Construction will be complete in summer 2017.Smart Energy Research and Development Facility

Globalization Center/Old Champlain Conversion

Work on phase 1 interior renovations were completed with departments moving in for the fall semester including Study Abroad, OIP and the English Language Institute. Phase 2 of interior work to be completed by mid October. ISSS and the remaining occupants will move in at that time. The addition part of the project is out to bid with construction anticipated to begin in late August. The addition is due to be complete in  spring, 2017, weather permitting. A rendering of the addition interior is below.

Globization additionOld Champlain houses Harpur advising and will become the location of a Globalization Center and a Korean Center. Departments serving international students were scattered in various locations throughout campus. This project helps consolidate those departments under one roof.

Central Heating Plant Upgrades

A large crane is on site installing the precipitator, the second part of the stack and roof piping. Duct work and wiring is underway for offices. New gear us being installed in the new electrical room.

Two new electrical rooms, a new control room and interior office alterations are part of the project. The bucket elevator used to transport solid fuel will be replaced along with the chutes and hoppers. A new pollution control stack will be built. This is the second phase of upgrades to the plant with work scheduled to be complete in 2017.

ITC Power Upgrade Project

A project to upgrade and connect the Innovative Technologies Complex to the main campus power feed is complete. The project will provide power to the Smart Energy Research and Development facility now under construction at ITC.

Sanitary Sewer Repairs and Upgrades

The contractor has completed all major work and is restoring sidewalk and lawn areas disturbed by the work. Most of this activity will wrap up at the end of July.

Southern Tier High Technology Incubator

Framing is underway on the first and second floors.  Duct work is being installed in the labs. MEP rough-ins occurring in restrooms on the first and second floors. Exterior panels being installed on the back of the building. Sidewalks and curbing complete on Lisle and Carrol Streets. 

The $19 million project will result in a 35,000 square-foot facility that will provide suites for high-technology companies along with laboratories and shared high-bay space for research in health sciences, energy-efficient technologies, and systems integration and packaging. The building will be constructed to a minimum LEED Silver certification level and was designed by Ashley McGraw Architects. Work is expected to be complete in spring 2016. Additional information about the project and the groundbreaking ceremony is available here.

Last Updated: 8/16/16