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

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmacy SchoolAll of the structural steel has been installed at the School of Pharmacy. First floor framing and door frames are complete with the contractor moving on to the second floor. An exterior sheathing will be installed providing a temporary enclosure for work to progress on the basement, first, second and third floors through the winter. The contractor will focus on interior walls and rough-ins along with mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins. Parking lots on the south side of the site are in place with a final coat of asphalt to be installed in 2017. Light pole bases are also in place in these lots. The foundation and walls are constructed for the service garage. Physical Facilities staff continues to meet with Pharmacy School staff to refine laboratory, equipment and furniture needs.

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 DevelopmentMost work has moved to the building interior and fencing around the site has been removed. Fall saw completion of a lot of site work including construction of retaining walls, landscaping and finishing of a parking lot. Work was recently completed on the link to the Center of Excellence. Work on building finishes is ongoing. Equipment is being installed and labs are starting to be fitted out. Some site work continues when weather allows.

Work on the connecting link with the Center of Excellence is complete. 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

Old Champlain The steel roof structure and flooring for the Korean Center is in place and canopy roofing and door installation is underway. Work on the interior portion of the project was completed at the end of December. A new pipe tunnel roof is in place and back-fill is complete for the addition portion of the project. Light gauge steel framing for the glass wall system is underway. The addition is due to be complete in  spring 2017, weather permitting.

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 in the fall.

Cayuga Hall Renovation

Renovations are underway at Cayuga Hall. Exterior brick repairs are complete. All asbestos removal and demo has concluded. Framing and sheet-rock work is ongoing in the north part of the building. Plumbing has been installed and shower basins are being set. In January finishing work will be underway in this area including painting of bedrooms, installation of fin tube coverings and tile work in restrooms. Spaces in the south part of the building will be framed and sheet-rocked.

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

Permanent power has been turned on and Verizon is installing phone line. Third floor restroom tiling is complete, chilled beams and fin tube are being installed in all areas. The aluminum storefront system and hardwood flooring for third floor has been delivered and painting and drop ceiling installation is ongoing for all floors. Tile work is progressing for all wet and dry labs and laboratory casework and second floor terrazzo flooring work has begun.  Exterior fiber cement panels are being instaled around the loading dock area and walkway pavers have been delivered. 

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: 1/11/17