June 28 Construction Update

We are quickly approaching the Fourth of July holiday, and the midway point for the summer construction season. Renovation projects in Day, Haven and DellPlain residence halls are progressing well, and the Waverly Avenue utility work is moving along on schedule despite the frequent rain we have experienced. A second series of projects is just beginning or will get underway in the next week.

The most significant projects include the following:

  • Center for Science and Technology roof replacement: The work area in the Quad 4 parking lot is now fenced off and the removal of roof ballast has begun. The roof replacement is scheduled to be completed in August.
  • Hall of Languages Classroom Renovation: Phase one of a two-year project to renovate the Hall of Languages is officially underway. Phase one will include updating the room finishes and technology in six classrooms on the first and second floors on the east side of the building this summer.
  • Link Hall and Center for Science and Technology classroom improvements: This project will create three flexible, active learning classrooms that include new technology and multi-functional furnishings.
  • Replacement of the Hendricks Chapel main steps: Fencing is up and crews are mobilizing to begin the project. In the next week they will begin the removal of the deteriorated limestone steps, and begin to reconstruct the structural support elements for the new steps. More durable granite stair treads will be installed. The project will be completed by the first week of September.
  • Watson Hall Theater improvements: Finishes in the Watson Theater will be replaced, including seating, carpet and window treatments. This work follows up on the new classroom technology installed last summer.
  • Crouse College masonry and skylight repairs: Scaffolding has been erected and work has begun on replacing the glazing in the skylights above the band room in Crouse College. Simultaneously, masonry crews are restoring the historic masonry facade.

To see a full listing of summer construction projects, as well as maps indicating the areas affected by the projects above, please visit the Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) website. This website is updated regularly. Please reach out to the assigned CPDC manager, who is listed on the website next to each project, with any questions you may have. The third monthly forum this summer to update the campus community on construction projects will occur next Wednesday, July 12, at 9:30 a.m. in Shemin Auditorium in the Shaffer Art Building.

To learn more about the Campus Framework, please visit CampusFramework.syr.edu. There, you can provide your feedback and have your questions answered in real time.

If you have any construction-related questions, comments or suggestions, please email cpdc@syr.edu. For parking concerns, call Parking and Transit Services at 315.443.4652. For questions pertaining to accessibility, contact Aaron Hodukavich, director and ADA coordinator in the Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services (EOIRS) office, at 315.443.2377 or ajhoduka@syr.edu.

Pete Sala
Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer