Campus Project Updates for February 2011
February 25, 2011
Marian Anderson Music Center Renovation DGS-403-79 – This Capital Project whose value is 3.2 million dollars completed its construction phase in May with punch list work in progress to be completed in June 2010. The Minority Professional is Cueto Kearney Architects of Swarthmore, PA. The project renovates the music center and teaching facility. The bid awards were made in mid June 2009 and construction will continue through May 2010. The General Contractor is Contracting Systems Inc of Quakertown, Pa. whose award was $1,864,000. The Mechanical Contractor is Allstates Mechanical of Broomall, Pa whose award was $1,370,000. The Electrical Contractor is Westcott Electrical Inc of Glen Riddle, Pa whose award was $718,000. The Plumbing Contractor is TMI Commercial Inc. of Honeybrook, Pa whose award was $474,940. The initial construction work includes a water main repair and waterproofing of the electrical vault due to water infiltration on the Cope Hall side of the Building. The project is 100% complete including additional asbestos removal. Furniture and fixture funds remain to be raised. Occupancy and use started in January of 2011. Elevator certification in progress, along with lobby heating modifications and new key system installation.
Humphreys Hall Renovation DGS-403-76 – This Capital project whose initial value is $2,805,000 for the exterior only renovations phase was released from the DGS office in June 2009 and has completed bidding and contract award activity. The Responsive Bidders are High Construction of Coatesville Pa, and Gooseworks Electrical of Lancaster Pa. Construction has commenced as of December 2009 and is 90% complete. Funding received from Quaker Fiduciary Foundation will be used for future work. The second phase of the project which includes interior work has completed the design phase and is under review. Design is by Minority Architects UCI Associates of Philadelphia, Pa. Funding has been secured for the second phase renovation which is expected to start in late spring of 2011. The facility will house scholars including Humphreys Scholars.
Safety & Security Project DGS-403-78 – This project whose value is $3.200,000 for campus wide security and safety enhancements in the area of video surveillance, fire alarm system, security systems, blue light emergency phones and ADA /Vehicular conflict modifications and perimeter fencing. Included in this project is demolition of two unused cottages which have received PHMC (Historic Museum Commission) approvals. The project Professional is Ram-Tech Engineering of Essington, PA. The project is 100 % complete as of March 2010. The project stems from a previous security and access assessments done for the University by the State Police and Security Professionals, and includes a limited access post and rail fencing system and PublicSafety’s relocation to McKnight-Rodgers Center and ATM Center relocation to Ada Georges Center. Replacement of sod is required on the pan Hellenic display area in the spring due to harsh weather.
Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) Design DGS-403-80 – The approved and released $7,000,000 project is for design and construction of a new Waste Water Treatment Plant. Professional qualifications were requested in February of 2009. Selection of the Professional by DGS took place in May 2009. The design will provide a new “membrane batch reactor” type plant, on university property for continued contract operations. The original Professional for the project was CMX of Exton Pennsylvania using 25% minority design assistance from Polaris Engineering and American Geotechnical Services. CMX ceased doing business in March of 2010 and Pennoni Engineering was selected from the original short list as their replacement and they have received a new work order. Current study indicates submersed membrane design may be the most efficient application. The revised schedule for the $5,625,000 construction project was a feasibility report by January 2011, preliminary submission by March 2011, final design July 2011. Those dates were renegotiated with the new Professional due to changes in the DEP Draft Permit received in January 2011. The existing plant is being operated by Aqua Water of America of Bryn Mawr, Pa.
New Science Center Design DGS-403-82 – This $21,000,000 project for design will provide renovation or replacement of the existing Carver Science Center. The Professional selection process was completed in May 2009 by the DGS Office with the selection of Minority Professional firm Cueto-Kearney Inc. of Swarthmore Pa. The first phase feasibility study was completed in October 2009. Preliminary design submittal was received in March 2010. The new construction activities will lead to a state o the future 39,000 square foot replacement facility adjacent Harris-Turner Center. Application for LEED Silver certification has been submitted for approval. The University has approved interior and exterior building design and are currently working on furniture selection.
New Residence Hall Community Design and Construction DGS Delegated Project Request – This 38 million dollar project will provide 400+ new beds for a new Housing Community. The project will commence with Professional selection by DGS, demolition design, and construction of 400+ beds with the later addition of 400+ beds in a second phase. Demolition is expected in the spring of 2010 due to Storm Water and Conservation District approvals, with construction completion on the spring of 2011. Professional selection was made by DGS and RMJM Hillier is the selected Professional with minority design by Kelly/Maiello Inc. of Philadelphia Pa. A Construction Manager has been selected from an Open Ended Listing held by PASSHE (State System) which is STV Inc of Douglasville Pa with minority management services provided by McKissick and McKissick of New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. Program and Design Meetings have been held bi/monthly to effect fast-track completion of the project, including submissions to the Thornbury Township Planning Commission. Structure Tone/KULLMAN were selected in December 2009, as Modular Developer who will assist in design completion and construction. Demolition bids have been approved and ground breaking ceremonies were held May 7, 2010. The Demolition Contractor has completed building demolition, site civil work and is building concrete foundation walls. Two Hundred Geothermal wells have been installed adjacent the housing site, 40 modules are store on site with another One Hundred Modules offsite in Camden storage facility for summer 2011 delivery and November 2011 completion.
Carver Science Center, Sestak Sponsored STEM Grant Repairs – This $1.2 million dollar federally funded project has various adaptive reuse repairs to improve the safety, architectural integrity, and functionality of the building to aid or improve program delivery. The project will start in late March 2009 and conclude in December 2009. Included in the project are exterior concrete repairs, environmental system repairs, entrance stairway safety repair, roof repairs, ADA entrance improvements, repairs to the interior glass sanitary piping systems, specific laboratory improvements, renovation of the seminar area, replacement of the teaching auditorium seating, fire alarm repair and upgrade of specific heating and cooling and safety controls. Roof repairs will complete in October and completion of remaining exterior work was done in May 2010. Work has been completed on this project.
Performance Contracting Project for Energy Services (NORESCO Corp) – This $15 million dollar PASSHE Bond funded project, approved by the Cheyney University Council of Trustees in January/February 2009 has various energy conservation repairs and new initiatives to improve operation and expenditure of energy dollars. The project will start in late April 6th 2009 and conclude in May 2010 for the installation phase. Savings will be accrued across the fifteen year life of the “guaranteed energy savings contract” with NORESCO. Included in the project is decentralization of the heating systems, lighting control, lighting upgrades, window replacements and other energy related work. Completed to date are boiler systems, lighting upgrades, window upgrades, and insulation enhancements. Energy Management work is currently 70% complete in twelve buildings whose remaining value is $1.2 million dollars. Measurement and Verification activities have commenced as of April 2010 and savings are already recognized in natural gas, electric and water. The University bid and awarded electric generation to Constellation Energy in January 2011 for further savings in anticipation of PECO rate cap removals. The contract term is two years. Facilities Management submitted application to PECO Smart Incentives for grant funds for reduction of energy and the installation of a building management system. Extensive reporting and application support is required, and funding for other facilities improvement projects is expected in February 2011.
Hugh Browne Hall Renovation – This 3.5 Million dollar project was released and professional selection completed in late February with the selection of Kelly Maiello Minority Architects of Philadelphia, Pa. The project will provide additional housing and data demark services for the University. A schedule must be developed by the Department after contract negotiation is completed in March 2011.