Construction News

2016 Construction and Staging Map

COMPLETED PROJECT SLIDESHOWS including Lecture Hall Student Wing Before/After and 2016 Summer Projects

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

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

School of PharmacyThe building foundation is complete and steel erection continues. The entire first and second floors are installed including decking. Work to tie into sanitary and storm lines is complete and building waterproofing and backfill is proceeding.  Site work including construction of light pole bases, retaining walls and footings, installation of conduit is all moving forward along with parking lot development. 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.

Pharmacy School

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 DevelopmentExterior glass framing is complete and glass is going in as is is delivered. The finial masonry and foundation are now complete and once the glass is all installed the building will be air tight. The boilers are in and ready to start for cold weather. 

Interior wall finishing and painting is moving forward, floors are being installed, ceilings are being placed, doors are being hung, lights are being installed, and skycaps and hoods are being placed and hooked up in the labs.

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.

Global Center at Old Champlain

Global CenterSite work has begun for the addition at Old Champlain for the Global Center. Pedestrian detours and building access changes are in place through spring 2017. Foundation work should be complete in October with steel going up beginning in November. The addition is due to be complete in  spring 2017, weather permitting.

The Korean Center renovations are also underway.  Demo is complete, new framing installed, foundation hole dug, new ceilings are being laid out with a target completion of early November. Phase 2 of interior work will be completed by mid October. ISSS and the remaining occupants will move in at that time.  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.

A rendering of the addition interior is below.

Globization addition Departments serving international students were scattered in various locations throughout campus. This project helps consolidate those departments under one roof.

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.

Central Heating Plant Upgrades

The new stack has been installed and fuel conveyor system tested. Office and break room renovations are complete. 

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.

Southern Tier High Technology Incubator

Work is continuing on the front elevation and on the interior with dry wall and utility installations. Mechanical, plumbing and electrical rough-ins are occurring in restrooms on the first and second floors. 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: 9/23/16