Construction News

2015 Summer Projects Map


Campus Recreation Synthetic Turf Field

Work has begun on installation of a synthetic turf field on the east fields adjacent to Bartle Drive. The project includes construction of a multi-use synthetic turf field, perimeter security fencing, lighting and an equipment storage building. Benches and trash receptacles are included. The project will allow for a more extended use of the area for intramural and club sports. Work will be complete at the end of August.

Synthetic Turf Field construction

East Campus Housing Gas Line and Boiler Installations

Installation of a gas line to feed the East Campus Housing buildings will begin Thursday, July 9. The line is being installed from West Drive in the area of parking lot C up Center Drive to the Administration Building. This area is noted on our projects map above.

Traffic in the area of the work will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Access to parking lots and the Parking Structure will be maintained though there may be delays/one lane access at times. In addition to the work in the roadways, excavation will be taking place at Bingham Hall. Fencing will be put up around the work area and some sidewalks adjacent to the building will be closed. Signs for pedestrian detours will be posted. The excavation is taking place to establish a foundation for a chimney that will be added to Bingham to accommodate additional boilers that will be installed later this year. Work on the gas line installation and excavation around Bingham is scheduled for completion August 14.

The other aspect of this project involves installing eight boilers; four in Bingham Hall and four in the Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center. Chimneys will be constructed at both buildings. More specific scheduling information about this phase of the project will be shared once it is available. The project will allow for a more efficient use of the heating system and take some of the load off the Central Heating Plant.

Lecture Hall/Student Wing renovations

Lecture Hall Student Wing renovation

Work on the Lecture Hall/Student Wing renovations continues to move forward. Painting is underway on the third floor and renovations to restrooms are complete. New wi

ndows are being installed on the west side of the building. Sheet rock work is ongoing on t

he second floor. Duct work has begun in the basement areas.

The project is taking place mostly in the Student Wing portion of the facility, though construction impacts may be apparent at times throughout the Lecture Hall/Student Wing complex.

  • There is fencing around the Student Wing and staging areas for materials adjacent to the Student Wing. See Current Staging Map
  • While the loading dock remains open, it will be available only for morning and scheduled deliveries.
  • Accessible access to the lower level of the Lecture Hall will be via the freight elevator only.
  • The contractor has constructed a temporary stairway from the Lecture Hall parking lot to the second floor for access to the second floor so that workers will not be going through campus occupied space.

Twenty new classrooms will be created on the first and second floors, along with break out rooms for small group work. Lounge and seating areas will also be created.
Windows throughout the facility will be replaced; staircases will be renovated; and building electrical, fire a

larm and heating and ventilation systems will be updated.
Restrooms will be renovated as well.

The Student Wing will be offline from January 2015 to August 2015. The third floor Student Wing classrooms will become available for use in August 2015, with the balance of the project scheduled for completion in spring 2016.

Certain aspects of the project will create noise that may be heard beyond the construction area. The campus will work closely with the contractor to minimize the impact of construction activities as much as possible.

Engineering Building A-Pod Renovation

Renovation of a laboratory in the A-pod (space A-8) of the Engineering Building will take place beginning in May. Demolition will take place involving the removal of the existing ceiling and floor finish and all internal wall partitions.The renovation phase of the space will include the installation of a new flooring and ceilings, refreshed the wall finishes (painting), new A/V presentation system, new telecommunications infrastructure, new student instructional casework, new l

aboratory equipment, and fixed cabinetry. Many existing elements will be re-purposed within the space including: lighting fixtures, life safety alarms & devices, electrical devices and HVAC infrastructure. The project is scheduled for completion at the end of August.

Generator Replacements

New emergency generators will be installed for Science I, Science II and the West Gym. Schedule information will be shared once it becomes available from the contractor.

The Operations group will be carrying out a number of projects in residential communities including:

  • Hillside roof replacements in buildings Adirondack-Palidades
  • Hillside counter top and tub replacements in buildings Adirondack-Palisades
  • Painting and refurbishing in Rockland and Saratoga (Hillside) and Cleveland, Hughes and Lehman (Hinman)
  • Removal of electric heaters in CIW restrooms
  • Removal of ironing stations from Hinman lounges
  • Flooring replacements in Hughes corridors, Mountainview lounges and Marcy suites
  • Susquehanna Community- patch and paint exterior stucco surfaces
  • Marcy and Hunter (Mountainview)- fire alarm re-wiring

Hillside roofing project

Other Campus projects:

  • Site lighting- light poles will be replaced at lot Q, the Institute for Child Development, the Campus Pre School and the south pathway of the Engineering Building
  • Anderson Center facade painting and repair (upper half of facade)
  • Events Center- protective bird netting will be installed on the West side of the Events Center
  • UU roof repair
  • Physical Facilities compound-- a project will replace the pumps and distribution piping in the gasoline/diesel fueling area. Details of the project impact will be shared once a contract is in place.

Smart Energy Research and Development Facility

Smart Energy Research and Development FacilityPhase 1 work which involved erecting the steel, metal decking and constructing the foundation and pouring concrete floors is complete. Phase 2 of the project  entails construction of the shell and fit out, or overall completion of the facility. The project remains on schedule with occupancy expected in summer 2017.

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

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmacy SchoolSchematic design work is complete and architects are working on detailed drawings or design development. Demolition drawings of existing facilities on the site are complete and fencing of the area is expected in July with demo of existing buildings taking place in August/September.

Groundbreaking for the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is expected to take place in spring 2016. The facility will be located on a 5.4 acre site in Johnson City near the UHS Wilson Medical Center. 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. SLAM Collaborative is designing the $60 million facility which will house 36 new faculty and staff and 240 students.

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

Pharmacy School

Old O'Connor/Old Johnson renovation

Work on the Old Johnson portion of this project was completed late 2014. Final finishing work is progressing on Old O'Connor. This work includes carpeting, some sheet rocking, ceiling installation and painting. Division of Advancement offices, including alumni functions, will re-locate to this facility along with the University Counseling Center over the summer. Outdoor site site work will occur once weather is more favorable.

 Office space was created in Old Johnson for Information Technology Services and geography. Four major classroom spaces were also created as a part of this project.

The new connector between Old Johnson and Old O'Connor will provide a common entry for both buildings.

Alumni Lounge

Old Champlain conversion

Basic renovation of all interior spaces along with a new elevator has been completed. Design work for an addition and other minor building modifications is underway. Construction of a 2,000 square foot addition is scheduled to begin in February 2016. Old Champlain will house Harpur advising, a Globalization Center and a Korean Center.

Old Champlain renovations

Southern Tier High Technology Incubator

Southern Tier High Technology IncubatorDesign is complete and a contract for construction is in place for the Southern Tier High Technology Incubator. 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 fall 2016. Additional information about the project and the groundbreaking ceremony is available here.

Last Updated: 7/2/15