Summer Construction Update 7.05.16

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

I hope you had a restful holiday weekend. It’s hard to believe 4th of July has already come and gone. Before you know it, the fall academic semester will be well underway!

Over the next eight weeks, the Division of Campus Planning, Design and Construction will busily work to accomplish more than 120 projects, many of which will improve the living, learning and working experience at Syracuse University.

This week’s updates include: 

  • Crouse College Sloped Glazing and Masonry Improvements: The existing glass skylights have been removed and new glass has been ordered, which is scheduled for delivery in early August. Masonry repairs will begin this week and are expected to be complete later this month.
  • DellPlain Hall: Renovation work continues on schedule, including the construction of an accessible restroom on floors one through eight and upgrades to accessible restrooms on the ground floor.
  • Falk College Demonstration Kitchen and Café: As one of the final construction pieces of the Falk College relocation, demonstration kitchens are nearly complete and work continues in the café. Equipment connections and start-up will begin next week and the overall project will be complete by end of the month.
  • Flint Hall Renovations: Renovation work continues on schedule, with flooring installation starting and new wardrobe closets being installed in wing C.
  • Haven Hall Renovations: Renovation work continues on schedule, with new wardrobe closets being installed on floors eight through 11. Included in the bathroom renovations is the construction of an accessible restroom on floors one through 11. Additionally, the new building entry doors will include an ADA operator and floor lounges will have a new kitchen sink that will be installed at ADA height.
  • Heroy Geology Building Suite 333: All mechanical, electrical and plumbing work is nearing completion. Painting, ceiling installation and light fixture installation has begun. Flooring installation is scheduled for mid-July and all of the renovation work is on schedule to be complete by July 31.
  • Quad Improvements: The installation of tent tie-downs will be complete by the end of this week. Irrigation system is operational in manual operation. With final controls being completed by the end of the month, grounds staff will schedule and operate the system through a smartphone app.
  • Roof Replacement Updates: The following roof replacements have been completed: Schine Student Center Dining Wing, Newhouse II, Manley Football Wing, Falk College (White Hall), Link Hall. The contractors are completing the detailing of these roofs and addressing punch list items. Some minimal contractor presence will be on these roofs until late July.
  • Schine Student Center (Disability Cultural Center Relocation): Construction has started in the former Cash Operations area, which will be the new home for the Disability Cultural Center. This work and move will be complete in August.
  • Schine Student Center (Glass Door Replacement): Replacement of exterior glass doors at Schine Student Center will begin in August. This project will also include a full access control system for the building and ADA door operators. Work will be coordinated with fall semester activities to minimize disruptions.
  • Sims Hall Stair Replacement: The replacement of the two north staircases is underway simultaneously, with walks and site stairs having been removed. Concrete stair foundations have been found to be in good condition, which will help the project stay on schedule for completion this fall.
  • Steam Line Replacement at Waverly/Comstock: Work is on schedule for completion in early August. With the support of the City Water Department, a key water main crossing was completed last week, meeting a critical milestone for the project.
  • Washington Arms First Floor Renovation: Renovation work continues on schedule. As can be seen from the street, exterior work, including retaining walls and stair replacement, is being executed now.
  • Women’s Building Studio: This project to improve the studio included a new accessible ramp, which has been constructed on the south end of the space. New ceiling and light fixture installation are underway. Painting and wood wall paneling refinishing commenced last week. The new Harlequin dance floor is scheduled to be installed the last week of July.

As a reminder, the draft Campus Framework is now available for review and feedback. To read the draft document and to provide real time feedback, please visit

Also, we will host the third of five summer construction information sessions on Wednesday, July 13, at 9:30 a.m. in Lyman Auditorium. For more information, please visit SU News. I hope you can join us.

If you have any construction-related questions, comments or suggestions, please email For parking concerns, call Parking and Transit Services at 443-4652. And, if you have questions pertaining to accessibility, contact Aaron Hodukavich, director and ADA coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services, at 443-2377 or

To track construction progress, please visit


Pete Sala

Vice President & Chief Facilities Officer