Posts Tagged ‘construction’

SUNY Canton Schedules Summer-Long Footbridge Project

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

SUNY Canton is updating its bridges with scenic timber-framed covered walkways.

The footbridges spanning the Grasse River and connecting the College to Downtown Canton will be unavailable beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, June 4. Pedestrian access to the area will be unavailable during the project. The estimated completion date is August 10, shortly before the start of the Fall 2012 Semester.

Students walking over the footbridge.

“The new bridges will add to the atmosphere of the walking paths and islands bordering our campus,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “We’ve selected a design similar to the pedestrian bridge spanning the Kicking Horse River in Golden, British Columbia (Canada).”

The footbridge replacement project is one of approximately seven ongoing construction undertakings currently underway at SUNY Canton. All projects are slated to make the campus more attractive, more educationally accommodating and more energy efficient.

The College’s footbridges were opened alongside the campus in the late 1960s. They have served as an identifiable landmark specific to the SUNY Canton and inspire fond memories for many alumni.

The Kicking Horse River pedestrian bridge

The Kicking Horse River pedestrian bridge in Golden, BC.

Murnane Building Contractors, Inc., will be building the bridge and C&S Engineers, Inc., provided consulting services. Both companies have worked with the College previously. Murnane is currently overseeing renovations to Wicks Hall, and C&S is currently involved with exterior renovations of Heritage and Rushton Residence Halls and was involved with the Grasse River Suites Residence Hall and the new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center, nicknamed Roos House.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Manager, or call 315/386-7527.

Construction Begins on New SUNY Canton Residence Hall

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Construction of a new 305 bed residence hall is now underway at SUNY Canton with a completion date set for next August.

The residence hall is the second major facility slated for completion in 2011, along with the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center, known as Roos House.

A sketch of the future Grasse River Suites

“About 15 years ago, we were a college with an enrollment just over 2,000 students,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “Now we have more than 3,300 students and we’re still growing at an extraordinary rate. Not only are our residence halls on campus full, but we’re maxing out the available student housing in the area as well.”

The apartment-style complex, featuring 83 suites with 305 beds, is being built adjacent to the Cooper Service Complex and the University Policy facility.  The residence hall will be for rising juniors and seniors and current plans include a mini-store, multi-purpose classroom and meeting space, and a large open courtyard for recreation and outdoor activities.

Crews began working in mid-June with a timeline of about 14 months – just in time for the incoming class in August 2011.

Total project costs are currently estimated at approximately $22 million for the LEED Silver Certified building.  Total construction costs are $ 20,500,000.  Total costs including financing are approximately $28 million.

“We’ve seen explosive growth in enrollment numbers, especially in our four-year programs, and we expect this trend will continue,” said Vice President of Advancement David M Gerlach ’83. “The addition of this new residence hall is critical as we add degree programs and welcome more four-year students to our community.”

The foundation of the new Grasse River Suites is nearly completed.

Northland Associates of Liverpool will be heading up the project, its third simultaneous construction undertaking at SUNY Canton. They are currently working on the College’s Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center and finishing an overhaul of Nevaldine Technology Center.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

State Budget Includes SUNY Canton CARC Project

Monday, April 7th, 2008

The 2008-09 New York State budget included $21.2 million for SUNY Canton’s new Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center (CARC) Project, announced President Joseph L. Kennedy.

“This funding will not only help SUNY Canton build a new athletic center,” Kennedy said, “It will dramatically transform our entire campus and help bring additional funding and jobs to the area.”

Athletic Center

In 2006, the College received $18 million to construct an ice rink and convocation center. The scope of the initial project changed dramatically because of a need for a new athletic facility. The new project is estimated to exceed $40 million, and will include a gymnasium, field house, fitness center, locker rooms, staff offices, pool and an ice rink.

Last October, the athletic department unveiled a $1.8 million all-weather lighted synthetic turf field, which is currently being utilized by both SUNY Canton’s athletic teams and several area High School and College teams.

The College has already begun planning and design phases of the construction project utilizing M/E Engineering of Plattsburgh and Architectural Resources of Buffalo, for site sampling, surveying, and blueprints. An official groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for later this spring, with a projected completion date of January 2010.

“The State University Construction Fund and the architects have worked closely with us to scope out the immediate and future needs of the campus,” Kennedy said. “We still may not have all the funding for equipping the entire building, but we are certainly moving in a very positive direction.”

SUNY Canton worked closely with both former Governor Eliot Spitzer’s and Governor David A. Paterson’s administrations, state senators Darrel J. Aubertine and Joseph A. Griffo, former State Senator James W. Wright, assembly members Dede Scozzafava and Janet L. Duprey, and several other members of the New York State Legislature, and local community.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 65 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams have joined the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

Lights, Kangaroos, Action!

Friday, August 17th, 2007

NEW LIGHTING – Contractors are installing the lights as part of the $1.8 million dollar project that will put the first synthetic turf field on campus. The college will also soon begin construction on an $18 million Athletic and Convocation Center.

Field LightingField Lighting

New Athletic Fields Under Construction

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Construction is progressing on the new all-weather, lighted, synthetic turf field for soccer and lacrosse and the new men’s baseball field at SUNY Canton. The fields are slated to be completed later this summer with anticipation of a Kangaroos home game this Fall. A new women’s softball field was previously constructed. The college has also started plans for construction of a new $18 million Athletic and Convocation Center near the Edson A. Martin athletic fields next summer. Pictured is a few of the machines to move the earth used by Fiacco and Riley Construction of Norwood to build the new fields.

Construction Vehicles

SUNY Canton Students Build House for Sale

Monday, May 7th, 2007

The house that SUNY Canton students built is looking for a home.

Students from SUNY Canton’s Construction and Engineering Technology programs are building a three-bedroom, one-family modular home that will be completed by the end of the semester. The house is currently for sale and can be viewed at the college.

Home Construction

HOUSE FOR SALE – Steven Bullock, a SUNY Canton Construction Technology Management student from Edwards takes measurements amidst the rafters of this year’s project home.

“This is a great example of the hands-on approach we take toward educating our students,” said Dean of Canino School of Engineering David Wells. “This will be a beautiful home and the workmanship will be thoroughly inspected and approved. It will be a source of pride for our students and professors.”

The total contract price of the 23 foot 8 inch by 48 foot house will be below $40,000. It will be constructed and ready for delivery by June 1. It features an asphalt shingled roof and vinyl siding, highly efficient insulation, and will be 90 percent wired (and inspected) with electrical subpanels installed.

“Throughout the history of our college, many of our most successful graduates and eventual business owners have come from programs such as construction, engineering, and HVAC,” Wells said. “That’s because they leave here with the real world experience and knowledge to excel in their fields.”

Individuals interested in viewing the home should call 386-7411 for an appointment. In addition to the three bedrooms, the home will include a kitchen/dining room area, living room and a one bathroom.