Lecture Hall/Student Wing renovations
A project to renovate the Lecture Hall/Student Wing is underway. Abatement in the first floor connector link has been completed. Framing and mechanical and electrical rough ins are now in progress in the connector link. Abatement and demolition is continuing in the basement and is beginning on the second floor. Plumbing is progressing in the third floor bathrooms.
The project is taking place mostly in the Student Wing portion of the facility, though construction impacts may be apparent at times throughout the Lecture Hall/Student Wing complex.
- There is fencing around the Student Wing and staging areas for materials adjacent to the Student Wing. See Current Staging Map
- While the loading dock will remain open, it will be available only for morning and scheduled deliveries.
- Accessible access to the lower level of the Lecture Hall will be via the freight elevator only.
- The contractor will construct a temporary stairway from the Lecture Hall parking lot to the second floor for access to the second floor so that workers will not be going through campus occupied space.
- Twenty new classrooms will be created on the first and second floors, along with break out rooms for small group work.
- Lounge and seating areas will also be created.
- Windows throughout the facility will be replaced; staircases will be renovated; and building electrical, fire alarm and heating and ventilation systems will be updated.
- Restrooms will be renovated as well.
The Student Wing will be offline from January 2015 to August 2015. Over the past few months, projects created additional classroom space on campus to accommodate this renovation. The third floor Student Wing classrooms will become available for use in August 2015, with the balance of the project scheduled for completion in spring 2016.
Certain aspects of the project will create noise that may be heard beyond the construction area. The campus will work closely with the contractor to minimize the impact of construction activities as much as possible.
Smart Energy Research and Development Facility
Most of the steel work has been completed on the Smart Energy Research and Development Facility. Metal decking is underway and in April work will begin on placing concrete slabs. The installation of radiant tubing continues. Coordination work on relocating some utility lines on ongoing. Back-filling work will resume once weather allows. Bid documents are nearly for the next phase of the project which involves constructing the shell and fit out. That work is expected to begin this summer.
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.
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
The programming and concept design of the Pharmacy School is complete. Architects are about half way through the schematic design process. Later this year, buildings currently on the site will be demolished and design will be finalized.
Groundbreaking for the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is expected to take place in spring 2016. The facility will be located on a 5.4 acre site in Johnson City near the UHS Wilson Medical Center. 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. SLAM Collaborative is designing the $60 million facility which will house 36 new faculty and staff and 240 students.
The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is expected to open in fall 2018.
Old O'Connor/Old Johnson renovation
Work on the Old Johnson portion of this project was completed late 2014. Final finishing work is progressing on Old O'Connor. This work includes carpeting, some sheet rocking, ceiling installation and painting. Furniture deliveries will occur in May. Division of Advancement offices, including alumni functions, will re-locate to this facility along with the University Counseling Center over the summer. Outdoor site site work will occur once weather is more favorable.
Office space was created in Old Johnson for Information Technology Services and geography. Four major classroom spaces were
also created as a part of this project.
The new connector between Old Johnson and Old O'Connor will provide a common entry for both buildings.
Old Champlain conversion
Current work is focused on interior spaces including but not limited to partitions, ceilings, flooring, painting, mechanical and electrical work. Major systems such as mechanical, electrical, and sprinkler have been updated and are currently in place. Exterior work involving roof replacement and landscaping are awaiting more favorable weather conditions to begin advancing.
Work is nearing completion on renovations to the basement and second floor areas in the Library and basement and miscellaneous areas in the Lecture Hall/Student Wing. In all, more than 23,000 square-feet of space was renovated. The project is creating general and specialized classrooms, an administrative office suite, conference rooms, film/video labs and equipment storage space. This was needed in advance of dislocations that will take place due to a larger project, beginning in early 2015, to renovate much of the Student Wing.
NAR Collegiate Center Mechanical Systems renovation
Work is complete on the NAR renovations. The project involved a complete renovation of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center mechanical/HVAC systems. Additional work included new ceilings, flooring, lighting and painting. A new classroom was added and three exiting classrooms were updated. New landscaping was also part of the project.
Science 2 laboratory renovations
Renovation of laboratories on the second floor of the chemistry wing of Science 2 are complete. A total of four labs were renovated. New flooring, heating, ventilation, ceilings, power distribution, data, fume hoods and window repair and restoration was included in the scope of work.
Southern Tier High Technology Incubator
The $19 million Southern Tier High Technology Incubator will be 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 is designed by Ashley McGraw Architects. Work is expected to be complete in fall 2016. Additional information about the project and the groundbreaking ceremony is available here.