The rehabilitation of SUNY Oneonta Alumni Hall, Building/Technology Systems category.
The 60+ year old building included complete replacement and reinstallation of the HVAC, electrical, plumbing, IT systems and a new fire protection system. Each system uses electric for performance, including HVAC systems with electric ground-source heat pumps. This approach has eliminated reliance on fossil fuels for this 47,600-gross-square-foot building, which also met LEED-Gold standards. The new space also contains state-of-the art technology, small group study areas, and specialty spaces with informal learning areas throughout.
The goal of the project was to create a vibrant home for the School of Economics and Business and College Advancement. SUNY Oneonta has achieved that by providing their building occupants with enhanced learning and working experiences, which also serves the school’s recruitment goals.
The firm provided SUNY Oneonta with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design, energy modeling, and energy efficiency services for this project.
NYS Route 13 Connector Road, Transportation category.
The project, located in Horseheads, NY, involved construction of an entirely new three-quarter mile-long roadway between NYS Route 13 and Old Ithaca Road. Features include a new bridge, two roundabouts, and improvements to two and a half miles of adjacent roads that benefit residents and commercial interests. The project is notable for having rerouted high-volume commercial tractor trailer traffic away from the heart of the Village of Horseheads.
In addition, portions of a 100-year-old levee that protects the entire town from flooding were reconstructed, as was the industrial railroad crossing at Wygant Road. The entire project has positioned Southern Tier Business Park as a preferred transloading and multimodal transportation center.
The firm provided the Chemung County Department of Public Works with preliminary and final design services and construction support and inspection for this Locally Administered Federal Aid (LAFA) project.
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The East Main Street Reconstruction, Transportation category.
The project, located in the City of Rochester, involved a Complete Streets approach that addressed deteriorated pavement and safety issues, improved traffic flow, and improved mobility for bicyclists and pedestrians. The protected one-way bicycle track has already been complimented by Reconnect Rochester, which cites this project as a favorable example of what can be done to better serve cycling communities.
Additional features along this 0.90-mile segment include new sidewalks and two new midblock marked crosswalks, 100 trees, decorative street lighting, benches, bicycle racks, and a landmark monument sign. The transformative project has drawn praise from neighborhood residents, business owners, and commuters using all modes of transportation. The enhanced beauty, function, and safety of East Main Street also dovetails with the City of Rochester’s efforts to spur investment and economic development in the surrounding area.
The firm also provided the City of Rochester with street design and survey services for this Locally Administered Federal Aid (LAFA) project.
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