Construction News

Science 4 Renovation Phase 1

A project to renovate the east side of Science 4 is underway. Project fencing is installed and excavation is underway for an elevator and restroom addition on the east side of the building. The project has altered  pedestrian traffic patterns around Science 4 and limits access to two entrances on the west and south/plaza deck side of the building. A staging map is below and can also be found here.

Initial work will focus on construction of a new elevator tower and entrance along with in-fills on the north side of the building.

In general the project involves the complete renovation of the east side of Science 4 creating new facilities for psychology including laboratories, department, faculty and staff offices, restrooms and a new elevator. The building exterior will be re-clad and there will be a new entrance. Building perimeter windows and the roof will be replaced and energy efficiency will be improved. Completion of the project is scheduled for summer 2018.

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmacy SchoolMetal framing is underway and is complete on the first and second floors and is progressing on the third floor. Duct work is underway on the first floor. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins are moving forward in the basement. Piping for domestic water, sewer and storm water is underway in the basement and on the first floor. Electrical and fire alarm rough-ins are also moving ahead. Site work is on hold until the weather improves.

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

The program for the building has been confirmed with the Decker School of Nursing and schematic design is underway. A planning team is in place to review layouts and provide feedback on the architectural plan. Consultant selection has been completed for the structural, sprinkler and air dispersion analysis. A contract for asbestos removal and selective demo is out to bid.

Initial cleanup and securing of 48 Corliss Avenue took place last year. The exterior of the building will be restored including masonry repairs and new windows. A new roof will also be installed.

Future Decker School of Nursing

 Smart Energy Research and Development Facility

Smart Energy Research and DevelopmentFinishing work is taking place throughout the facility including miscellaneous flooring and ceiling installations, painting and other minor construction tasks. Work is also underway to install lab benches, cabinets and office, conference and public space furnishings. The final connections for lab hoods and plumbing fixtures is ongoing. Once the weather improves, landscaping will take place including the installation of a front sign.

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

Lighting is installed and painting and installation of wood trim is complete. Final plumbing and electrical work will wrap up at the end of March.  The addition is complete including installation of all windows and roofing. Once warm weather returns, all exterior building finishes and site work will be completed. The addition is due to be complete in  spring 2017, weather permitting.

Global Center

 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

Two sections of damaged piping will be replaced in summer 2017. Work will begin after Commencement and be complete by the time students return for the fall semester.

Cayuga Hall Renovation

Major construction has concluded and workers are focused on minor finishing work. The roof will be replaced this summer and new furnishings will be installed prior to students re-occupying the building in fall 2017.

The project involves 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

Due to the upgrades, coal is no longer used. A new pollution control device and vertical exhaust stack have been installed. Two new electrical rooms, a new control room and interior office alterations are complete. The bucket elevator used to transport solid fuel was replaced along with chutes and hoppers.

This is the second phase of upgrades to the plant with work scheduled to be complete in 2017.

Southern Tier High Technology Incubator

Furniture began arriving in mid February.  Base along the flooring is being installed and touch up painting is occurring on all floors.  Framing and glass are being installed in the SBDC suite.  Terrazzo steps are complete on the interior stair and grand stair is sanded and coated with polyurethane. Cleaning is continuing throughout the building so air handler units can be turned on.

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. Additional information about the project and the groundbreaking ceremony is available here.

Last Updated: 3/28/17