Summer construction projects

Over the course of the summer of 2017, a number of campus structures underwent significant improvements, with residence halls and academic buildings as well as pathways, parking lots and roads receiving upgrades.

Residence Halls:

The New Residence Hall Project saw significant progress during the summer months as foundation, site and utility work continued. Chum’s Coffee House was also renovated as part of the construction and will reopen the second week in September.

Rosenthal residence halls and the Massell Quad both received new hot water heating systems. New steam lines and associated equipment were installed in Massell Quad.

Both East residence halls received new roofs. Crews also completed the second year of a two-year full window replacement project.

Academic Buildings and University Libraries:

The front of the Goldfarb Library has been replaced and the plaza above the University Archives was repaired and waterproofed.

Bassine/Goldsmith and Kosow had roof replacements.

The fire alarm system in Pearlman was upgraded.

New chilled water lines have been installed between Usdan and Brown Hall, which will now provide chilled water for Lemberg, Brown, and Schwartz, allowing for the removal of an obsolete chiller and cooling tower.

Farber’s HVAC system received a significant upgrade, which will produce more uniform heating and improve ventilation and cooling. Shiffman had its heating and cooling system replaced and underwent a lighting upgrade.

HVAC studies conducted in Admissions and the Mandel Center are now leading to repairs and upgrades to improve the systems in both buildings. New steam lines and associated equipment were installed in Usdan and Goldfarb.

Meanwhile, the temporary chiller in the Heller-Brown lot will remain in place until the end of the cooling season and will then be relocated to the Shapiro Campus Center. The work required to replace the obsolete cooling plant in Usdan continues this fall and will be completed soon.

The Squire Bridge and the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center:

The Squire Bridge, which crosses South Street and connects the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center with the main campus, has undergone significant renovations, including the replacement of some structural steel. The bridge was also freshly painted. More work will be done on the concrete and brick support elements of the bridge next summer.

The Linsey Pool also received an upgraded filtration system.

Campus roads and pathways:

The North Road and North Lot have both been repaved, along with a number of other smaller paving projects.

In addition, most of the high traffic residential paths near Usdan and Goldfarb have been replaced.

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