Dormitories - Farside Bathroom Rehabilitation Project

DASNY (Dormitory Authority of the State of New York)

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Timeline...........Phase 1 - (complete), Phase 2 - (complete), Phase 3 - (Summer 2015)

Construction /  Phase 1 complete

Lead Agency /  Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

Design /  Mach Architecture + Engineering, PC

Contractor /  JEMCO and AGA Environmental (Phases 1 - 3)

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Project Manager /  Sean Connolly and Muneeza Ismail

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Project Update as of June 8, 2015

This summer's work has begun.  The contractor is nearing the completion of their abatement work in the Farside building, with the 2nd and 3rd floors of the F-Wing completed, and the 1st floor and Lower Level scheduled to be completed next week.  They have also begun demolition of the remaining bathrooms that are scheduled to be upgraded, with new wall framing going in on the 3rd floor.

Additionally, new piping is being installed in order to upgrade the building's heating systems. The vertical elements are almost complete and new fin-tube units going into the individual rooms will follow shortly.  New finishes and corridor lighting have been ordered and will start to be installed at the end of the month.

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Project Overview

The original u-shaped student dormitories, designed by the architectural firm Gwathmey-Siegel, and referred to as Big Haus, Crossroads, and Farside have not had their originally design and built bathrooms upgraded since the buildings were constructed in the early seventies.  These bathrooms do not meet the current code requirements for accessibility and suffer from leaks and failing fixtures.

The College is undertaking a multiple-phased rehabilitiation project to correct these difficiencies.  The project scope includes complete renovations of the existing bathrooms and will include all new sinks, showers, toilets, floor, wall and ceiling finishes, and removal of any hazardous materials.  Additionally, the project includes an overall abatement of hazardous materials in the building.

The first of these projects will focus on Farside.  Due to the scope of the work involved, this project will be done only during the summer months to have the least impact on the students living in the dormitories.

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