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2016 Construction and Staging Map


Pedestrian Safety and Circulation Improvements/Traffic Circle Renovations

Projects this summer include a new crosswalk on West Drive in the area of Hughes Hall, and two speed tables will also be added in this area. Work at the traffic circle will take place adding landscaping and flag poles. The project will begin after Commencement and continue through the summer.

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 underway. University Union doors exiting to this space are for emergency exit only during the work. The project will install new sidewalks and some landscaping. Following completion, access for the UU loading dock through this point will be restricted to large tractor trailers only. A gate will be installed to control access. All other vehicles will have access to the UU loading dock through the Library loading dock area. The project will be complete in mid August.

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.

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. It is likely the work will take place in phases and details will be shared once they become available.

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.

MarketPlace Addition (University Union West)

MarketPlace Addition The project involves constructing an addition to expand the Marketplace fireside lounge area and add an outdoor patio with seating. The project affects the north side University Union and a portion of the Peace Quad. New landscaping in adjacent areas is included in the work which will enhance the north entrance area of the UU. Work will be complete in August.

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmacy SchoolAbout a 1/3 of the foundation is poured and work on the utilities coming into the basement and piers is ongoing. Steel is arriving this month (July) as well. Parking lot site work is continuing. 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.

School of Pharmacy

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. Design documents are being developed to restore the exterior of the building including masonry repairs and new windows. A new roof will also be installed. Design of interior space began in February and will take about a year to complete.

Plans call for the building to house the Decker School of Nursing along with other programs.

Future Decker School of Nursing

 Smart Energy Research and Development Facility

Smart Energy Research and DevelopmentA metal roof is being installed and the new access road to ITC is complete. Crews are working on landscaping and lighting in parking areas. Painting is nearly complete on the second floor with ceilings and lights being installed. Painting has begun on the first floor and walls are being completed in the basement. Work is moving forward on exterior finishes. 

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

Old Digman Renovations

Old DigmanPainting continues with floor coatings in basement.  VCT and carpet installation is also underway in the basement continues and in the RD apartment / guest suite.  Wood doors and remaining window units are arriving.  The electrical contractor is installing remaining lighting and the plumbing contractor the remaining plumbing fixtures and equipment.  The mechanical contractor has installed fin tube covers in lobby and other public areas. 

The project is focused on critical maintenance of building services and deteriorated building elements. New windows and restrooms are included in the project.

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.

Globalization Center/Old Champlain Conversion

Work on interior renovations is underway. Studs are up and electrical rough-ins have taken place. Interior modifications will be completed by the end of summer. Work is expected to begin on the addition portion of the project in the fall with construction of the addition is due to be complete in  spring, 2017, weather permitting. 

Old Champlain houses Harpur advising and will become the location of a Globalization Center and a Korean Center. Currently departments serving international students are scattered in various locations throughout campus. This project will help consolidate those departments under one roof.

Central Heating Plant Upgrades

Block work for offices has been completed. New gear us being installed in the new electrical room. The foundation for the new stack has been poured and cranes will be on site in July to begin work on the new stack.

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.

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.

ITC Power Upgrade Project

A project to upgrade and connect the Innovative Technologies Complex to the main campus power feed is underway. The project affects a walkway from East Drive to the East Gym along with parking lots and roadways leading to the Campus Pre School and Institute for Child Development. Work will also affect the walkway leading to the bridge to ITC and Murray Hill Road. Site reconfiguration and improvements will be made in the area between the East Gym and Campus Pre School. Work will involve digging trenches, installing a duct bank, landscaping and paving. The project will provide power to the Smart Energy Research and Development facility now under construction at ITC. Work is scheduled to be complete in summer 2016.

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.

Southern Tier Incubator

Last Updated: 7/12/16