Construction News

2016 Construction and Staging Map

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

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

School of PharmacyStructural steel is progressing well. The entire first, second and third floors are fully installed. Decking along with concrete pours for the floors is ongoing. Fire proofing will be underway soon. The foundation, storm system and site lighting are complete. Work is moving forward on the lower parking lot with curbing in place.

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 DevelopmentThe building is now enclosed and the heating systems are on. Work to finish enclosing the connecting link with the Center of Excellence continues. Almost all construction trailers have been removed and the contractor is now working out of the building. Landscaping is being placed inside the fence. Walks and stairs are being installed on site.

Floor finishes continue on the second floor. Painting is underway in the building and exterior painting has started for the steel. Plumbing, heating, and electrical infrastructure is moving forward.

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 CenterFootings are being poured for the addition.  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.

In the Korean Center portion of the project, modified walls are being painted, ceilings are being finished and the new entry foundation is in place. The steel structure is being fabricated.renovations are also underway. 

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. 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

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

Interior work is continuing including plumbing wrapping up on the first and second floors and starting on the third. 

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: 10/18/16