Completed Projects

Frisbie Hall Renovation

Wheeler Laboratory Addition

Emergency Broadcast System

Replace Roofs on Various Buildings

Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST)

Upgrade Fire Alarm System

Library Upgrades Interior, Exterior, Elevator, Mechanical System

Dairy Complex Upgrades – Lagoon and Accessories

Facilities Gas Tank Replacement

Dairy Complex Infrastructure Improvements (Heifer Barn)

Wheeler Hall Interior Renovation

 

 

 

Frisbie Hall Renovation

 

The project involved the full renovation of Frisbee Hall, the oldest building on campus, including all building exterior/shell items, all building interior items, all building mechanical/electrical/plumbing items, all related site items, all accessibility items and all other ancillary items necessary. The building is historically significant to the college and the renovation was able to respect this.

 

Opened: Fall 2011

 

Architect: Mesick Cohen Wilson Baker

Engineer: Quantum Engineering, Watts Architecture & Engineering, Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt

Contractor: Bunkoff General Contractors

Construction Value: $6,700,000

 

 

 

Wheeler Laboratory Addition

 

To provide other appropriate space for four-year degrees in science, a 25,000 sf laboratory / classroom addition was built onto the existing Wheeler Hall. The new Wheeler Hall laboratory addition provided the campus with 6 new laboratories spaces including 2 general chemistry labs, an analytical & organic chemistry lab, a biotechnology lab, an anatomy lab, and an environmental technology lab. The addition also includes 2 large classrooms, instrument rooms and a microscopy room.

 

Opened: Fall 2012

 

Architect: Architecture +

Engineer: Sage Engineering, Watts Architecture & Engineering, Clark Engineering & Surveying

Contractor: AOW Associates

Construction Value: $11,000,000

 

 

 

Emergency Broadcast System

 

This project provides the campus with a broadcast emergency notification system. The system allows the campus to communicate important information and direction to faculty and students during emergencies with the flexibility to target a single area or areas of the entire campus at one time.

 

Completed: August 2012

 

Campus Contact: Phillip Arnold (518) 255-5620

IT Consultant: Annese & Associates

Engineers: Zaremba-Sopko Associates

Contractors: Donofrio Aerial, Adirondack Cabling, 
                   and Campus Construction Crew

 

 

 

Replace Roofs on Various Buildings

 

This project involved the replacement of the roofs of Bouck Hall, the Swimming Pool, Ryder Hall, and Prentice Hall. The scope of work included removing the existing roof systems down to the metal deck and then installation of a new system as follows:

Bouck Hall: EPDM

Prentice and Ryder Hall: Modified Bitumen

Swimming Pool: Modified Built-up

 

Engineer: OGS

Contractor: Titan Roofing, AMB Construction

Construction Value: $1,600,000

 

 

Center for Environmental Science and Technology (CEST)

 

SUNY Cobleskill received a grant from the federal government to develop a building to house an experimental gasifier. The gasifier will use feedstock (wood, dried manure, dried vegetable waste, dried corn cobs) to produce flammable gas which will be contained within process piping and process vessels. This experimental installation is intended to determine how much flammable gas the feed stock can produce with the hopes that eventually this type of system could be designed to feed a turbine and create power. The building also includes classrooms, labs, and office space to study the process.

 

Architect: Crandell Associates

Engineer: Clough Harbour and Associates

Contractor: Sano Rubin

Construction Value: $3,940,000

 

 

 

Upgrade Fire Alarm System

 

This project replaced the fire alarm head end panels in each campus building, the central reporting station head end equipment in the University Police and all the sealed devices (smoke and heat detectors, pull stations and alarms) with a fully addressable detection system and alarms along with a voice evacuation system.

 

Engineer: C&S Engineers

Contractor: Kasselman Electric

Construction Value: $2,150,000

 

 

Library Upgrades Interior, Exterior, Elevator, Mechanical System

 

The Van Wagenen Library, which was constructed in 1973, had not had any significant renovations to any of its major systems or components since its original construction. For this building to continue to serve the College the facility needed a major renovation. The project included code compliant building entrances, public and staff toilets, and building alarm systems, infrastructure upgrades to the existing elevator, along with new temperature and humidity controls for library book storage study spaces, replacement of the primary switch, substation, transformers and panel boards, and installation of  additional electrical outlets and network connections throughout the library. The project also involved improvement to light efficiency and controls, replacement of water closets and urinals with water saving fixtures, and repair work on masonry exterior walls.

 

Architect: Architecture +

Engineer: Sage Engineering, Watts Architecture & Engineering

Contractor: AOW

Construction Value: $2,370,000

 

 

 

Dairy Complex Upgrades – Lagoon and Accessories

 

The new Dairy Complex Lagoon project was constructed to address the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) deficiencies for the bulk silos, which needed to be altered to collect high flow runoff and transfer this flow to properly designed and maintained filter areas with adequate manure storage capacity. The scope for this project included expanding the manure storage system, improving the flush systems in the dairy barn and milking parlor, improving the manure separation system.

 

Architect: Architecture +

Contractor: James H. Maloy

Construction Value: $960,000

 

 

Facilities Gas Tank Replacement

 

This project involved the replacement of the gas and diesel tanks and dispensing system at the facilities complex. The work included removal and disposal of the entire existing tank structure, filling holes and resurfacing the pavement, installing two new tanks, dispensers, island concrete pads, fire protection, conduit, trenching, leak detection, fuel management system and inspection.

 

Engineer: OGS

Contractor: Environmental & Fueling systems

Construction Value: $320,000

 

 

Dairy Complex Infrastructure Improvements (Heifer Barn)

 

This project provided a new fabric covered structure to house a total of 85 heifers. The barn area is divided into two areas, the bedded pack barn for the youngest heifers, and a free stall barn for the older heifers including an area for calving. 

 

Architect: Architecture +

Engineer: Clark Engineering

Contractor: Bette Cring

Campus Contact: Phillip Arnold (518) 255-5620

Construction Value - $1,267,000

Completed: August 2012

 

 

Wheeler Hall Interior Renovation

 

The project involved the complete renovation of the original Wheeler Hall building including all corridors, laboratories, classrooms and offices, the replacement of mechanical and electrical systems, minor masonry pointing and maintenance, along with significant upgrades to the interior finishes.

 

Architect: Architecture +

Engineers: Sage Engineering and Watts Architecture and Engineering

Contractor: AOW

Construction Value: $4,094,700

Campus Contact: Philip Arnold (518) 255-5620

Completed: September 2012

 

 

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