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Dormitories: Big Haus Bathroom and Interior Renovations Project

Complete renovations of the existing bathrooms and overall abatement of hazardous materials in the building.

Project Update as of August 27, 2018

The contractor has completed the majority of their work this summer and are involved with finalizing some punch list items.  This summer, (7) seven interior suite bathrooms were renovated, (2) two new corridor accessible bathrooms were added, and heating upgrades were made to the A/B Wing of the Big Haus residence hall.  Some minor abatement work was done and suite light fixtures replaced too.

The architect has just finished their Phase 7 100% construction bidding documents which both DASNY and the college are reviewing and commenting on. This is for work in the C-Wing section of Crossroads.

Next summer, the work will focus on finishing the renovations in A-B Wing (new interior finishes), as well as renovating the corridor bathrooms in the C-Wing section of Crossroads.

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 designed 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 rehabilitation project to correct these deficiencies. 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 focus will now turn to Big Haus. 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.


Timeline: Phases 1-5: Completed / Phase 6: Punchlist / Phase 7 Design

Lead Agency: DASNY

Design: Mach Architecture + Engineering, PC

Contractor: Jemco (Phases 1-5), Niram, Inc. (Phase 6)