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James C. Colgate Hall entrance closure Nov. 29

By Contributing Writer on November 28, 2017

All should be aware that roof work will be taking place at James C. Colgate Hall on Wednesday, November 29, to repair solder joints in the metal roof panels on the east side (Little Hall side).

This work will require the cordoning off of and closure of the building entrance located on the inside corner closest to the east stair tower from noon to 6 p.m. to maintain everyone’s safety.

Everyone’s patience and understanding is appreciated.

David Schirripa
Project Manager, Planning Design & Construction

Electrical power outage scheduled for Nov. 20, 21

By Contributing Writer on November 3, 2017

The Village of Hamilton will need to replace primary electrical underground wiring infrastructure due to recent failures within the system. The infrastructure has been failing and is due to be replaced on November 20 and 21, 2017. This replacement will affect electrical power to many buildings between 6am -4pm both days. This work needs to be completed before the winter season when increased electrical loads are required. All should take notice of the days and affected buildings while this work is completed. If you have any questions or concerns, I can be reached at the numbers below. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding during this project.

November 20, 2017 
6am – 4pm

McGregory Hall
Lathrop Hall
Lawrence Hall
Memorial Chapel
Persson Hall
Spear House
La Casa (OUS)

November 21, 2017
6am – 4pm
Persson Hall
Memorial Chapel
Spear House

Joseph M. Inman
Project Manager

Merrill House driveway: limited access 10/9-11

By Contributing Writer on October 6, 2017

The front driveway of Merrill House off of Oak Drive will have limited access on Monday, October 9 through Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

We will be boring a new sanitary line for Benton Hall. The majority of the work will be confined to the grass area between Oak Drive and Merrill House. Parking should not be affected, but large vehicles will need to make deliveries at the lower level entrance. We appreciate your cooperation during this work.

Joseph M. Inman
Project Manager

Alumni Hall entrance closure October 3–9, 2017

By Contributing Writer on September 28, 2017

Please be advised from Tuesday, October 3, to Monday, October 9, there will be restorative work to the entrance stairs of Alumni Hall facing Stillman Hall. During this time, the entrance will be unavailable. In order to access to the building, please use the entrances facing Memorial Chapel and West Hall.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this interruption.

Matthew J. Hill
Facilities Trades Supervisor

A Landscape Plan and the Bicentennial Landscape Project

By Contributing Writer on August 10, 2017

Academic Drive reopening at 4 p.m. today

By Contributing Writer on July 14, 2017

Road construction work on and around Academic Drive has been completed. Access to Academic Drive from Oak Drive will be reopened at 4:00 p.m. today (Friday, July 14, 2017).

The original one-way traffic pattern will return, with access from Oak Drive and exiting onto Alumni Drive.

We appreciate the cooperation and patience during the recent construction work on this project.

Joseph M. Inman
Project Manager

Andrews and Hascall Halls Electrical Shutdown June 29 & 30, 2017

By Contributing Writer on June 22, 2017

As part of the New Residence Halls building project, we are relocating the electrical switch-gear that supplies power to Andrews Hall and Hascall Hall.

This work has been scheduled with the Village of Hamilton to occur next Thursday and Friday (6/29/17 and 6/30/17).

All power to these buildings will be shut off from 8:00 a.m. on June 29 until 5:00 p.m. on June 30 to complete the work. This will also affect HVAC and fire alarm systems.

Any perishable items in those buildings should also be removed from refrigerators and freezers, and please power off all sensitive computer equipment.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding during this electrical shutdown and look forward to any questions or concerns regarding the upcoming work. We hope the advance notification will allow sufficient planning to work around the scheduled shutdown.

Jason Miner
Sr. Project Manager
Planning, Design, and Construction

O’Connor and Ho Science Center Air Conditioning Repairs June 23

By Contributing Writer on June 22, 2017

On Friday, June 23, 2017 from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., the air conditioning system to O’Connor and Ho Science Center will be limited. During this time frame, the outside air temperature is predicted to be in the High 60s to low 70s, and the reduced capacity should not cause any discomfort to the areas. The reason for the limited capacity is to make emergent repairs to the New Residence Hall’s chilled water supply piping.

If you have any questions, please contact Facilities Department at 315-228-7130.

Howard Lewis
Mechanical Trades,Heating Plant and Energy Manager
Facilities Department

Academic Drive closure June 21

By Contributing Writer on June 20, 2017

Due to today’s weather forecast, the scheduled paving of Academic Drive will be moved to 6:00 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, June 21. Academic Drive will re-open on Thursday, June 22. Thank for your continued patience and cooperation.

Alumni Hall closures July 7–10 and 14–17

By Contributing Writer on June 16, 2017

Please note that Alumni Hall will be closed twice in July, as part of the first-floor entrances and corridor flooring replacement project taking place from July 7 to August 4, 2017.

The building closures will occur over two consecutive weekends, in order to minimize disruptions to occupants and to comply with egress code requirements. There will be limited access to the project area during the week between those weekends.

Alumni Hall Closure Schedule

Friday, July 7 at 4:00 p.m. through Monday, July 10 at 6:00 a.m.

The entire building must be vacated — NO building access during this time, for asbestos abatement at the entrances.

Monday, July 10 at 6:00 a.m. through Friday, July 14 at 4:00 p.m.

Asbestos abatement work will continue in the elevated first-floor corridor. During this time, the building will remain open except for the abatement areas, first-floor classrooms, and office #112, which will be closed; however, the Longyear offices next to the new handicapped ramp entrance will remain accessible.

Friday, July 14 at 4:00 p.m. through Monday, July 17 at 6:00 a.m.

The entire building must be vacated — NO building access during this time, during treatment of the concrete stairs on the north and south ends.

Your cooperation and understanding during this building enhancement project is very much appreciated.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions at 315-228-7142 or e-mail me at dschirripa@colgate.edu.

David Schirripa
Project Manager