Classroom Additions in Former Dickinson Buildings
There will be construction taking place in some of the old residential halls in the Dickinson Community this summer. One classroom will be created from lounge space in Old Rafuse. One classroom will be constructed in Old Digman. These classrooms will generally seat 36 students each. Asbestos abatement will take place after Commencement and take about two weeks to complete. Construction will follow. The classrooms will be complete in August.
A larger project will take place in Old Whitney were two classrooms will be created and other rooms will be converted into office space for graduate and teaching assistants. The project will include code and energy updates, new windows and a new roof. Work will begin at the end of May and will be complete in August 2014. A classroom will also be created in Old Champlain and is also scheduled for completion in August 2014. The classroom additions are taking place due to plans for additional faculty hiring and a demand for more classroom space.
Old O'Connor/Johnson Renovation
This project is anticipated to begin in mid June. The buildings will be gutted and office space created in Old Johnson for Information Technology and Geography . Old O'Connor will house External Affairs functions such as the Foundation. An alumni lounge will also be created in this building. The project includes a connector between Johnson and O'Connor that will provide a common entry for both buildings. Work will wrap up in late 2014.
Site Lighting Repair and Upgrades
Site lighting repair and upgrades are scheduled to take place along Center Drive, West Drive and the walkway from the East Gym to the ITC bridge.
Corridor Improvements-Fine Arts, Science 1, Science 2, Library
Upgrades to corridors in Fine Arts, Science I, Science 2 and the Library will take place. Details regarding schedule and specific locations will be shared soon.
Physical Facilities Operations group is gearing up for summer projects. Residential halls are painted on a regular basis and this summer six buildings in Hillside and one in the Susquehanna Community will be painted. Some boilers and kitchen counters will also be replaced in Hillside. Paving will take place at various areas around campus and landscaping improvements are planned around the Administration Building, Fine Arts and the Lecture Hall.
University Union North Renovation/Food Service Area Renovation
Progress continues on the University Union renovations. In the new food service area, finishing work is underway on a number of serving stations. Equipment for the stations is arriving. Painting is taking place throughout the area. The foundation for the rotunda addition is complete with steel going up. Construction of the facade on the lounge addition is complete.
The project focusing on the north portion of the UU is also moving ahead. The foundation for the atrium is finished and steel is underway. Roof work is progressing and mechanical equipment is being installed. Brick work is taking place on the east side of the UU. Interior framing and mechanical rough-ins are process.
The renovated space in the north area will house several key student services such as the Career Development Center, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Tutoring Center, the Educational Opportunity Program and TRiO.
There are two projects occurring simultaneously.
The project affecting the north portion of the UU will renovate the area where Campus Activities and the Kosher Kitchen use to be. Floors above and below these spaces will also receive upgrades. The Dickinson Amphitheater will be infilled and turned in to green space.
The project involves removing asbestos throughout, replacing the roof, providing new heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems, new lighting, power distribution, ceilings, finishes and fire alarm systems.
The other project renovates and expands food service areas (Susquehanna Room and Food Court). The spaces will be merged to create an open marketplace-type venue with a variety of food options. A 5,500 square-foot addition is part of the scope of work.
Construction is anticipated to be complete in spring 2014.
Dickinson (Dining) Hall Renovation
The Dickinson Hall project bid has been awarded and renovations are underway. The project will transform the former dining hall into a student services center for the University. Offices for student accounts, the registrar, financial aid and admissions recruiting will be relocated there. The project involves adding 13,000 square feet to the existing building.
The project will be complete in spring 2014.
East Campus Housing - Phase 4 - Dickinson Buildings
Site work is beginning at the East Campus Housing project. Sidewalks will be poured soon and landscaping will begin. Fencing around the project will begin coming down in mid to late June.
The new O'Connor and Johnson Halls are substantially complete. Carpet installations, tiling and chair rails are being installed and building systems are being inspected and tested. In Digman and Rafuse, similar activities are underway along with plastering, painting and flooring work.O'Connor, Johnson and Rafuse will open in August 2013. Digman will open in January 2014.
Phase 4 of the East Campus housing project involves the construction of four residential halls that will make up the new Dickinson Community.
Engineering Building Renovations
This project is renovating about 2/3 of the third floor of the Engineering Building and will provide new office, lab, classroom and conference space for the Watson School. New restrooms and mechanical systems are also part of the project.
Demolition work has been completed and construction of new areas is underway.
Phased renovations have taken place over the last several years in the Engineering Building. Spaces on the ground, first and second floors have been renovated.
Center of Excellence
The exterior curtain wall and metal panel system is being installed as well as skylights. Electrical work is nearly 60% complete. Wire is being pulled to transformers. Drywall is 75% complete in the A-Pod and continuing in the B-Pod and C-Pod. Interior framing is 85% complete. All penthouses are being painted. The Air Handling Units are arriving and being installed. Pumps, Boilers, and heat exchangers have been set and are being piped. All piping is nearly complete.
General Information about the Center of Excellence
- The two-story, 114,000 square-foot facility will connect with the Biotechnology Building and the Engineering and Science Building at the Innovative Technologies Complex.
- The first phase of the project (now in progress) entails establishing site utilities, excavation, foundation, steel and elevated slabs.
- The second phase entails constructing the shell (metal panel, glass, stone), green roof, mechanical and electrical systems, fire protection and interior fit out. Construction began in fall 2010 and will be complete in fall 2013.
- Cost - $30 million
To see a video flyover of the architect's plan click here.
HTHW Line Replacement Between Science 2 and Science 3
Most utility work in this area was wrapped up in early 2013. The contractor is now performing work to complete walkways and landscaping and is scheduled to finish in mid August.
The project includes a new high temperature hot water line, new electrical duct bank, and removal of above ground high temp hot water lines. Other associated work involves removal of the concrete wall and bench along Science 3, resetting pavers along Science 3 and landscaping.