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Campus Project Updates for November 2010

November 17, 2010

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 completed in June 2010. The University received occupancy permits in September 2010. The Minority Design Professional was Cueto-Kearney Architects of Swarthmore, PA. The project renovated 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. Construction work included a water main repairs, waterproofing, electrical distribution, replacement environmental systems and new energy control system. The project is 100% complete including additional asbestos removal. Furniture and fixture funds will be provided by the University (estimated @ $108,000) with Title III funding for some critical equipment. Occupancy relocation planning has commenced as of November 2010.

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 its exterior construction activity. The Responsive Bidders were High Construction of Coatesville Pa, and Gooseworks Electrical of Lancaster Pa. Funding received from Quaker Fiduciary Foundation will be used for future work including electrical, mechanical and general construction. The second phase of the project which includes interior design work has been completed by Minority Architects UCI Associates of Philadelphia, Pa. A preliminary meeting on the design will be held in October 2010 with design approval. Funding has been secured for the second phase renovation which is expected to be completed in late fall 2012. The facility will house Humphreys Scholars and selected University Scholars as living and learning center.

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) approval for that activity. The project Professional was 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 Public Safety’s relocation to McKnight-Rodgers Center, including ATM Center relocation to Ada Georges Center. A supplemental project is in progress for additional site surveillance cameras within Wade Wilson Center. Warranty and Bond claims remain open for Wu Construction Company for site contract work.


Waste Water Treatment Plant Phase I (WWTP) Design DGS-403-80 – The approved project and released $7,000,000 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 initial 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 as of March of 2010 and was replaced by Pennoni Engineering from the original short list. The current study completed by CMX indicates submersed membrane design may be the most efficient application for the varying influent flow. The original schedule for the $5,625,000 construction project has been modified with preliminary-final design receipt in November 2010. The existing plant is being operated by Aqua Water of America of Bryn Mawr, Pa. Minority participation is being provided by the Temple Group of Philadelphia Pa., and Aurora Engineers of Chadds Ford Pa. The second phase construction will include demolition of the old structures after DEP approval is received for the new permit application changes.

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 commenced with Professional selection by DGS, demolition design, and construction of 400+ beds with the later addition of 400+ beds in a second phase to be financed by the University via bond issue. Ground breaking ceremonies were held May 7, 2010. Demolition was completed in the spring/summer of 2010 with Storm Water and Conservation District approvals, and 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 the completion of submissions to the Thornbury Township Planning Commission. Structure Tone/KULLMAN was selected in December 2009, as Modular Developer and Builder who have assisted in final design and cost completion. The foundation contractor Allan Myers Company of Worchester, Pa. started construction in August 2010 subject after land development approvals. Geothermal well drilling commence in October 2010 with one hundred five hundred feet deep loop wells completed to date. Senior Management conducted a field trip to review the mock-up of the housing modules in late September 2010. The sample module will be delivered to campus for review by the campus community. Constructed module delivery is expected in November thru April 2011 with some off-site storage.

Carver 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 of the future 39,000 square foot replacement facility adjacent Harris-Turner Center. Application for LEED Silver certification has been and approved. The University faculty and using agency has approved exterior and interior building design and finishes. Final construction documents were received in the October of 2010 for approval. Reuse of the existing Carver Center as a technology incubator versus full demolition has been approved. A request for project action has been issued and release of the project for bidding is expected in spring 2011. Land development documents are in progress with approvals expected in December 2010

Browne Hall Renovation - The 4.2 million dollar project delegated to DGS renovates the 10,300 square feet of building space on the historic quadrangle. The building is currently un-occupied and houses the data center-demark which will be addressed as part of the renovation. The building when completed will be used to supplemental housing. A request for project action has been issued. Architectural selection to commence in January 2011.