Construction Project Updates
In collaboration with the SUNY Construction Fund and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, SUNY Plattsburgh's facilities department oversees many construction projects each year to meet the evolving needs of our campus community.
- William Circelli, Facilities Director oversees minor critical maintenance projects.
- Rick Larche, Capital Project Manager oversees all capital projects except residence hall projects
- Jules LaPoint, Residence Hall Project Manager oversees residence hall construction projects.
Campus Construction Updates
Angell College Center
Update - Construction is underway and the multicultural center is expected to open in January 2019.
Estimated Timeline - AEDA was selected as the design firm for the multicultural unity space. The project kicked off in summer 2018 with a construction completion date of January 7, 2019.
Scope - Student focus groups were engaged during the spring 2018 semester regarding the program needs for a multicultural unity space. It will include Title IX offices.
Retrofit & Upgrade of Existing Bathrooms
Update - Construction has started with the abatement of tile, mastic and insulation. Demolition of the masonry wall for new door frames will commence after normal operating hours.
Estimated Timeline - The project is expected to be complete mid-spring semester.
Scope - This project will include a complete replacement of all finishes within the six existing public bathrooms. The existing bathrooms by the 1st floor main entrance will have two additional unisex bathrooms constructed in front of them by borrowing space from the existing bathrooms. All bathrooms will be retrofitted to comply with the current accessibility standard in the NYS Building Code.
Central Heating Plant
High Temperature Hot Water Generator Upgrade and Renovation (Phase I & II)
Update - Phase I is substantially complete, which includes HTHW generator #1. The Phase I contractor is installing a nitrogen system right now to assist with the system pressure. Final training has been completed, with final tuning of generator #1 tentatively scheduled for January 2019 when there is a large heating load anticipated. The Phase II contract has completed demolition of HTHW generator #3, and has brought in the new generator and is working on associate ductwork.
- Phase I Construction November 2016 to January 2018.
- Phase II Construction January 2018 to March 2019.
Scope - The work under Phase I involves a replacement of one HTHW Generator, reconfiguration of piping, abatement of asbestos containing insulation, replacement of pumps and valves, as well as a reconfiguration of the control room and bathrooms. The work under Phase II involves a replacement of two HTHW Generators and associated piping. This will complete the renovation work of the Central Heating Plant.
Central Campus Podium
Rehabilitation (Phase I): Yokum Hall to Beaumont Hall to Hudson Hall
Update - Podium is open. Rehabilitation work has continued over the summer months. Work continues through the Fall Semester as the railings for the stairs have been installed and need a finish coat of paint. Some final patching
of the underside of the Podium is ongoing.
Estimated Timeline - Construction to be conducted from August 2016 to December 2018.
Scope - This is an extensive rehabilitation of the existing elevated walkway, called the podium, which connects numerous buildings at the second-floor level. Phase I shall include the Podium spanning from the walkway starting at Parking Lot 8 of Yokum Hall by Beaumont Hall and completing at Hudson Hall. It will involve removing the existing walking surface pavers down to the existing structural slab. A new membrane, drainage and stamped concrete walking surface will be installed. An impressed current cathodic protection system will be installed to protect the reinforcing steel in the structure. Also new to the structure will be a radiant heat snow melt system in the hardscape portions, to minimize if not negate snow removal operations. The reduction in heavy snow removal equipment and use of chlorides as deicers will serve to vastly extend the life of the Podium. New green spaces will spruce up the walkways along the railing edges, and the underside will be rehabilitated to fix all the damaged concrete from water infiltration. The two approaches to the bridge over Broad St. have been completely replaced.
Rehabilitation (Phase II): Angell College Center and Feinberg Library to Myers, Yokum and Kehoe
Update - Podium is open. Rehabilitation work has continued over the summer months. Work will continue through the Fall Semester as the railings for the stairs are fabricated.
Estimated Timeline - Construction August 2016 to January 2019.
Scope - This is an extensive rehabilitation of the existing elevated walkway, called the podium, which connects numerous buildings at the second-floor level. Phase II shall include the Podium spanning from Parking Lot 28 at the walkway between ACC and Feinberg Library, over to Myers, Yokum and Kehoe. It will involve removing the existing walking surface pavers down to the existing structural slab. A new membrane, drainage and stamped concrete walking surface will be installed. An impressed current cathodic protection system will be installed to protect the reinforcing steel in the structure. Also new to the structure will be a radiant heat snow melt system in the hardscape portions, to minimize if not negate snow removal operations. The reduction in heavy snow removal equipment and use of chlorides as deicers will serve to vastly extend the life of the Podium. New green spaces will spruce up the walkways along the railing edges, and the underside will be rehabilitated to fix all the damaged concrete from water infiltration.
Clinton Dining Hall
Clinton Dining Hall Renovation
Update - Open for service starting 8/24/2018! Over the summer break work has continued throughout the kitchen as well as all the mechanical rooms. There will be some minor work to complete final details progressing throughout the semester and academic breaks.
Estimated Timeline - Construction May 2017 to December 2018.
Scope - This project involves a complete revamping of the dining hall and kitchen equipment. It will provide a significant improvement in the campus dining experience with presentation of the cooking experience, new venues, dining level bathrooms, new furniture, new décor and finishes. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing upgrades will be provided as well to serve the new kitchen equipment and users in the dining hall. The project will be phased throughout the summers and academic sessions to maintain a completely operable and accessible dining hall throughout the renovation.
Update - The design is complete with anticipated bid for the project by mid 12/2018.
Scope - Construction is anticipated to start on 5/2019 for the renovation of the bathrooms in Harrington Hall. The design includes the full replacement of the mechanical systems as well as the reconfiguration of the bathrooms into individual private bathrooms. The bathrooms will feature ADA accessibility as well as increased privacy for the residents. Construction will be phased with one wing of bathrooms being completed during the summer of 2019 and the remaining wing being completed during the summer of 2020.
Update- Trane units have been set and the installation of the glycol piping to the new units is expected to occur by the end of November 2018.
Estimated Timeline- The project is estimated to be complete by spring of 2019.
Scope- Installation of chiller units at Hawkins Hall
Kent Hall Renovation
Update - Design is is complete with anticipated bid for the project by mid 12/2018.
Scope - The design is focused at providing new building finishes, building envelope improvements, full service kitchenettes/lounges of floors 1 through 3, inclusion of food service vendor, reconfiguration of building living space to suites with private bathrooms including ADA bathrooms, full coverage sprinkler system, electrical system upgrades, mechanical system upgrades including full building AC, generator power for life safety systems, elevator, site improvements that will remove the concrete hardscape that now exists, The project construction start date will be 5/2019 with a completion date of 8/2020.
Macomb Hall Renovation
Update - Construction is complete at Macomb Hall and the contractor is completing the punch list items for the project and anticipated project closeout will be June of 2019.
Scope - Construction started on 5/22/17 The project will be providing new building finishes, building envelope improvements, laundry areas on floors 1 through 3, full service kitchenettes of floors 1 through 3, full coverage sprinkler system, generator power for life safety systems, building envelope enhancements, new elevator, site improvements that will remove the concrete hardscape that now exists, and total renovation of the existing bathrooms that will include ADA accessibility as well as increased privacy. Finally, this renovation will include the reconfiguration of the ground floor spaces into office spaces that will house EOP and SSS.
Update - Construction is complete and the contractor is completing punch list items for the project with anticipated project closeout June of 2019.
Scope - Construction started on 5/22/17 for the renovation of the bathrooms in Mason Hall. The project has provided the full replacement of the mechanical systems as well as the reconfiguration of the bathrooms into individual private bathrooms. The bathrooms will feature ADA accessibility as well as increased privacy for the residents.
Exterior Stair and Interior Mechanical Slab Repair
Update - The existing stairs have been demolished, formwork for the concrete is in the process of being fabricated, and two sections of the concrete stairs have been placed. The interior mechanical room slab has been prepped for the new steel and deck installation.
Estimated Timeline - The project has been awarded. The completion is scheduled for approximately the last week of November 2018.
Scope - This project involves a complete replacement of the exterior stair at Memorial on the side that faces Harrington Hall. The railings will also be replaced. As part of this project a repair will be made to the basement mechanical room floor to fix a deterioration of the slab.
Design Phased Building Renovation
Update - Design started January 2018.
Estimated Timeline - Twenty months (Design Phase)
Scope - Memorial Hall is dedicated to the College’s Athletic and Student Recreational services. The building has been operational since 1963. This project will renovate the building to improve increased efficiencies and utilization as well as address the changing functional needs. Building mechanical systems are included for renovation in the project scope. The scope is progressing through the concept and schematic phases of design currently. The pool area, mechanical rooms, and main lobby are areas that are slated to be included in the first Phase of construction. The overall project is looking to replace the pool with a new recreation gym, provide an expanded fitness center, rehabilitate the existing athletic gym, provide all new mechanicals, revitalize the central core of the building, provide an athletic fitness area, revitalized sports medicine, fitness and wellness leadership areas, new locker rooms, and some overall building branding.
Myers Fine Arts
Replacement of Winkel Court Skylight Glazing
Update- The project is awarded and shop drawings for the new skylight glazing are being worked on.
Estimated Timeline - The project is expected to be complete November 2018.
Scope - This project will include a replacement of the glazing of the existing skylight, with a new energy efficient, tinted glazing. The existing glazing is structurally sound, however is not insulated and not UV resistant. The seals have all deteriorated and the skylight is leaking in many locations. The new glazing will improve the UV resistance as it will be tinted and reflect much of the heat in the summer. It will also be weather tight.
Update - The project is substantially complete and expected to wrap up by the early December. To date the contractor has removed all of the stone ballast, installed all new perimeter blocking, installed handrails around mechanical equipment close to the roof edge, removed the stone fascia panels that will be replaced with framing/insulation/metal composite panels. The roof insulation and EPDM membrane on all the flat areas has been replaced providing a weather tight finish.
Estimated Timeline - Construction Start May 2018 and is anticipated to end December 2018.
Scope - This project would include a roof replacement of all areas of the Sibley Hall roof that have not already been replaced. It excludes the new roof replaced already the Psychology area and the HRTM area. Design is expected to be completed during 2017/18 academic term with the replacement of the roof scheduled for 2018.
Whiteface Hall Renovation
Update - Construction is in progress.
Scope - The design involves the reconfiguration of the existing floors into one large suite that will provide more open movement and easier access to social spaces, complete renovation of the bathrooms that will provide increased privacy, full service kitchenette’s on floors 2 through 9, study lounge on floors 2 through 9, additional study lounges on the 2nd floor, addition of a larger lounge on the 9th floor facing south that will allow residents to take in the views of the lake that this building has to offer, reconfiguration of the lounge areas on the first floor that will interconnect with a communicating staircase to the lounge in the basement, reconfiguration of the lobby and RD Office area to provide much needed work areas for staff, renovation of the res life offices, renovation of the RD apartment that will provide more living area, site improvements that will provide welcoming gathering places, upgrade of all building services, full coverage sprinkler system, installation of energy efficient windows and installation of exterior insulation panels that will mirror deFredenburgh, Moffitt and Hood Hall. The project began construction on 5/2018. Currently Asbestos abatement, electrical branch, electrical rough in, interior demolition, interior framing, interior sheet rocking, plumbing demolition, plumbing rough in, HVAC demolition, HVAC rough in and sprinkler rough in are currently underway on the project. Anticipated completion is scheduled for 8/2019.
- Minor Critical Maintenance Projects
High Temperature Hot Water Piping Replacement
Update - This project has progressed very well throughout the summer months. It is expected to wrap up and open Sanborn Ave. Extension within the first few weeks of the semester. Fuller Excavating performed very well getting the HTHW back up and running for the start of the Fall Semester.
Estimated Timeline - The project is anticipated to begin May 2018 and be complete by September 2018.
Scope - This project will include a replacement of the HTHW lines for Zones 1 & 2 from the vault within the Central Heating Plant to the manholes across the street along Sanborn Ave. Extension. Traffic will be restricted in the immediate area of construction. Access to the Service Building, CHP, and the Maintenance Garage will be maintained via Rugar St.
Sibley Hall-New Offices for the Center for Neurobehavioral Health and Psychology Department
Update - The Psychology Department and Clinics have moved into the new spaces in July 2017.
Scope - A complete renovation of the South end of Sibley Hall, including a new second floor in the gymnasium space. The gym has been taken off line and replaced with offices and clinic space for the Psychology Dept. Other department moves will be occurring within the current Third Age, NCTRC, and EHS locations to support this renovation.
Update - Construction was completed on 7/17/2017 and students have moved in!
Scope - Renovation of the 9 story resident hall began on 5/24/2016 with a completion date of 7/17/2017. The work involved the reconfiguration of the existing floors into one large suite that will provide more open movement and social spaces, complete renovation of the bathrooms that will provide increased privacy, full service kitchenette’s on floors 2 through 9, study lounge on floors 2 through 9, rebuilding of the elevators, reconfiguration of the lounge areas on the first floor that will interconnect with a communicating staircase to the lounge in the basement, reconfiguration of the lobby and RD Office area, relocation of the RD apartment that will provide more living area, site improvements that will provide welcoming gathering places, upgrade of all building services, full coverage sprinkler system, installation of energy efficient windows and installation of exterior insulation panels that will mirror deFredenburgh, Moffitt and Hood Hall.
Completed Minor Critical Maintenance Projects
- 102 Broad Street
- Angell College Center rear courtyard retaining wall repair
- ACC Help Desk Renovation
- ACC Cardinal lounge/Alumni Conference room carpet
- ACC Cardinal lounge/Alumni Conference room lighting – New LED fixtures installed
- ACC Center for Student Involvement
- ACC Student Affairs Suite
- Beaumont Hall Second Floor Upgrade – Expected completion June 2018
- Campus Fire Alarm Upgrades – All academic and residential buildings complete
- Campus Parking Lot Signage
- Feinberg rear walkway sidewalk replacement
- Kehoe Parking lighting upgrade
- Various sidewalk replacements
Updated Nov. 20, 2018