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he concept of this event — to rec- the Holiday Inn Syracuse-Liverpool with an ognize the skilled people it takes expected crowd of about 250 people. to build a project — has been a Poltenson explains, “We’re just happy to long time coming in our region. As Rodney have an opportunity to recognize these peoDangerfield would say, “These people just ple at the event itself, in the printed edition, don’t get any respect.” In our area, the and with all the publicity that’s associated 16-county region covered by The Business with it — to tell the community, to make Journal, there is no local recognition. You them aware.”  have to go to a state or national level before you find anything, says Norman Poltenson, publisher. We call it the construction industry just to give it a name, but it’s a huge industry with several facets. To build a project you need a developer, an architect, an engineer, and somebody to build it. But there’s a lot more. You have a whole host of subcontractors who get involved to make it work, someone to finance it, an accountant, and of course, the lawyers. That’s a very complicated process, and it doesn’t even begin to deal with the ordinances and all the red tape involved. This is a major undertaking which is not only done for the developer or the owner, but also for the community as a whole, to enhance the physical landscape and draw people to the area. “Our goal is to recognize all those people for their contributions because I think we’ve got some very talented, creative people in our area,” says Poltenson. “Usually, you talk about talent or creativity, you’re from thethe inside out.and Add our expert, thinking about architects designers, but someone has to actually build and personalized customer service and put it together; it’s just not science, there’s a lot of acraft involved. I think those comprehensive rangepeople of products deserve recognition, and they don’t get it.” and services, andonwe can The event is being held May 16 custom-fit at

Left, top: Adam Rombel, editor-in-chief of The Central New York Business Journal, and Craig Burton, first vice president of Commercial Real Estate at First Niagara Bank, bottom left, speak at the 2011 A Time to Build event. Above: Attendees peruse the feature publication at the event, which was attended by about 230 people, below.

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FORMER DEPUTY COUNTY EXECUTIVE Edward Kochian holds a master’s degree in public administration from Maxwell School of Syracuse University, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta. From 1981-2009, Kochian served as deputy county executive/chief operating officer in Onondaga County government. He was responsible for 4,200 full-time employees with a 2009 budget of $1.1 billion. He is currently a special adviser to the Onondaga County Executive (this is an unpaid position). Kochian served 28 years as deputy to all three county executives, and also was project director for the Onondaga County Convention Center Complex, Onondaga County Justice Center, and Alliance Bank Stadium. Kochian served as the interim executive director of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra from January to July 2010. He continues to support Symphony Syracuse today. He volunteers throughout the community for organizations such as Pro-Literacy, Literacy Coalition, and is the incoming president for “Friends of the Central Library,” the group that sponsors the Gifford Library Lecture Series.




ASSOCIATE DEAN, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE Randall Korman is an architect and professor of architecture at Syracuse University, where he has taught for the past 24 years. He is a native of New York City, where he received his undergraduate degree from The Cooper Union. Korman completed his graduate studies at Harvard University and a post-graduate internship at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York City. While at Syracuse University, Korman has served as chair of both the undergraduate and graduate architecture programs. During 1989-90, he served as the resident director of Syracuse University’s Florence Center. He has traveled widely through Europe and has conducted a number of study-abroad programs in various countries including Austria, England, Italy, and Russia. Korman is currently serving as the associate dean for the School of Architecture.


Since his retirement as T:10.5 in O’Brien & Gere’s chief engineer, Bill Lester has served as a consultant to the firm. His professional career has spanned 50 years, with a focus on industry, higher education, health care, and municipal markets. A certified plant engineer and a registered professional engineer in nine states, including New York, Lester’s technical expertise covers a number of engineering disciplines, including facilities engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering, control-systems integration, industrial heating and cooling, hydraulics and pumping applications, and robotics and automation. During a 50-year career at O’Brien & Gere, Lester has served in various leadership roles. As a consultant, he provides guidance for the firm’s Quality Management System (QMS). He led the firm’s development of its QMS. He also provides ongoing mentoring and quality review of projects and activities conducted by the firm, including training in several discipline areas. Previously, Lester served as vice president of O’Brien & Gere’s Facilities Engineering Division, designing and supervising detail drawing and specifications for a variety of facilities, water, wastewater, and controls projects. He also led O’Brien & Gere’s efforts in researching alternatives available to clients in the area of robotics and plant automation and is the author of several articles, papers, and reports on the benefits of realtime process control and management.

Rebecca Meinking is executive vice president at The Radec Corporation, commercial / industrial electrical contractors in the Rochester area. Meinking oversees all human resources, labor relations, and strategic-alliance building for the company. Prior to her position at Radec, she served as chapter president for the Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. (ABC) based in East Syracuse, for 10 years. As chapter president of ABC, Rebecca spearheaded the day-to-day operations of this 650-member trade association, representing commercial contractors, subcontractors, and construction-related firms across New York State. She supervised legislative, regulatory, training, and networking initiatives that the association provided for its membership to help it remain competitive in what arguably is one of the most competitive sectors of New York State’s economy. Prior to ABC, Meinking spent the bulk of her early career in the political world, serving on the staff of U.S. Senator Bill Cohen (R–Maine) and with a lobbying firm in Washington, D.C. She graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in international affairs/political science.

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Owner/Developer: Robert Congel/Pyramid Companies Architect: Dalpos Architects & Integrators; Holmes, King and Kallquist Destiny USA will soon be known as the sixth-largest shopping destination in the country. The new 1.3 million-square-foot expansion is LEED Gold certified. The construction process utilized strict recycling habits, paper-free zones, and the extensive use of recycled wood, cork, and steel throughout the project. More than 90 percent of all materials were diverted from landfills. The site itself is a brownfield and required redevelopment

before construction. A dedicated team of engineers, architects, and contractors has worked diligently to complete the building, which is now open to the public as individual tenants begin building out and opening their spaces. The innovative team developed a statuesque building with a creative interior including unique architectural elements in the design and lighting. On Aug. 2, Destiny USA will hold a rebranding and grand opening celebration.

ISLAND HEALTH & FITNESS, COMMUNITY CORNERS Owner/Developer: Island Health and Fitness Center, LLC Architect: HOLT Architects, P.C. Engineer: Sack Associates General Contractor: McPherson Builders Project Location: Ithaca Project Cost: $934,000 The new Island Health & Fitness Center at Community Corners is a satellite location of a larger facility located in the city of Ithaca. The renovation project created an entrance addition and converted 12,000 square feet of former retail and office space into a health and fitness center. The existing one-story building interior was completely gutted, creating large open spaces for the cardiovascular and strength-training equipment. A “program room” with a resilient wood floor was provided to accommodate aerobics, spinning, yoga, and other program

offerings. All fitness spaces have a mix of large windows for that see-and-be-seen effect, and translucent glazing for more privacy where warranted to infuse the interior spaces with daylight. The existing open web bar joists are exposed and painted to match the roof deck, as is the spiral duct mechanical distribution system. HID lighting complements the “industrial” aesthetic of the ceiling treatment, and works well with the high-tech treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bikes.

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Category: Best Educational Project ($10 Million or less) CONKLING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – RENOVATIONS Owner/Developer: Utica City School District Architect: Stieglitz Snyder Architecture Engineer: C&S Companies (M/E/P/LS), Almy and Associates (structural), Alan M. Swierczek (civil) General Contractor: Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corporation Location: Utica Project Cost: $8 Million Stieglitz Snyder Architecture and C&S Companies were selected for the rehabilitation of the Conkling Elementary School in the Utica City School District. This design and construction project involved the renovation and restoration of a 1924 vintage building, that housed approximately 100 city school administrative personnel in Utica, back to its educational purpose as an elementary school. The project involved many unique facets, but generally focused on two key areas: maintaining the historical beauty of the building while functionally streamlining it for today’s modern educational environment, and upgrading the building’s support systems to meet safety standards and building codes. The design team worked closely with the owner to resolve any unforeseen conditions found during construction, keeping the project moving forward as scheduled. The project was completed on time, and ready for occupancy for the 2011-2012 school year. The result is a modern, healthy learning environment that still maintains the vintage look and integrity of the original building.

CORTLAND ENLARGED CSD HIGH SCHOOL STADIUM Owner/Developer: Cortland Enlarged City School District Architect: Tetra Tech Architects & Engineers Engineer: Tetra Tech Architects & Engineers General Contractor: Smith Site Development, LLC Location: Cortland Enlarged City School District High School Campus, 8 Valley View Drive, Cortland Project Cost: Approximately $3.1 Million The project consisted of the complete removal of the existing field, track, bleachers, and lighting, and replacement with a new synthetic turf field to support six athletic teams, new six-lane resilient surface track, new bleachers, press box, scoreboard, and lighting. Drainage improvements were completed to relieve watershed concerns that existed previously. Underground closed-circuit TV and communications infrastructure were installed to support the new press box with an upper camera deck and the field for the Cortland Video Club’s broadcasting capabilities. New track and field events consisting of long and high jumps, pole vault, shot put, and as well as discussions on where they would be installed. The new stadium bleachers have a seating capacity of 2,700 people with proper ADA access. Renovations to the restroom facilities were also completed. All work was completed on schedule and within budget. The first game was played during homecoming weekend with a re-dedication of the stadium.



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Category: Best Educational Project ($10 Million or less) (continued) ONONDAGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE H1 HALL BUILDING RENOVATION Owner/Developer: Onondaga Community College Architect: C&S Companies • Engineer: C&S Companies • General Contractor: Daniel J. Lynch, Inc. Location: Syracuse Project Cost: $7.6 Million Onondaga Community College (OCC) has a growing student population and a need for additional space. C&S Companies was chosen to transform H1 Hall, a historic 45,000-square-foot, four-story building, into additional classrooms and offices for OCC’s higher-education program. The building, originally constructed in 1928, with an addition in 1969, had served as a home for the poor and ill in Onondaga County. The building had stood unused for more than 10 years and needed major renovations. Reusing this existing building allowed the college to honor a historic property and reduce the environmental impact from new construction. C&S strove to link past with present — inside, the original steel columns and concrete floor structures were left exposed, along with brick walls in the stair and elevator enclosures. Exposing the structural components and utility systems allowed the building itself to become a teaching lab for the architectural technology and engineering science programs. The effect is a visually complex mosaic pattern on the ceiling that weaves the past and present, and engineering and architectural elements into a composite throughout building. ONS-0412-040 biz jourdesign 4C ad_ f:Layout 1the 5/4/12 3:16 PM Page 1

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  n increase in private commercial   building projects and single-family   home construction pushed overall national construction spending up 0.1 percent in March from February, the U.S. Census Bureau reported May 1. The slight increase reversed declines in construction activity in February and January. Total U.S. construction spending ticked up to $808 billion in March from $807 billion in February, the department said. But the latest month’s spending level was 6 percent above March 2011 construction spending of nearly $763 billion, a 12-year low. Private nonresidential construction spending totaled nearly $288 billion in March, up 0.7 percent from almost $286 billion in February and up more than 15 percent from nearly $250 billion in March 2011. The transportation, office, and lodging sectors saw the biggest gains in the latest month. Private residential construction spending also rose 0.7 percent in March to $244 billion from $242.5 billion in February. The increases in private commercial and home construction spending offset declines in government construction activity. Total public construction spending fell 1.1 percent to $276 billion in March from $279 billion in February. q

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Category: Best Educational Project (More than $10 Million) HANNIBAL CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT Owner/Developer: Hannibal Central School District Architect: SWBR Architects • Engineer: ME Engineering General Contractor: R. J. Ortlieb Construction Co. • Location: Hannibal Project Cost: $26.9 Million This project included the renovation of three existing school buildings — an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school, all located on one campus. The project included extensive renovations and modification to the campus (site) itself. A completely new kitchen was installed at the middle school. Extensive renovations were performed to the auditorium at the high school. Additionally, there were roof replacements at two of the schools, and classroom and office renovations at

all three schools. Renovations and modifications to the campus (site) included a new playground, expanded parking, expanded site-drainage system and renovations to playing fields. As part of the company’s obligation to the Hannibal School District, we assured that the project was completed on schedule and was developed within the budget, both of which were achieved.

LE MOYNE COLLEGE SCIENCE BUILDING Owner/Developer: Le Moyne College Architect: Ashley McGraw Architects Engineer: Sack & Associates General Contractor: Le Moyne College Location: Le Moyne College Campus, Syracuse Project Cost: $20 Million Le Moyne College’s new science building is a 48,000-square-foot facility completed under the project’s $20 million budget. The college’s physicianassistant program occupies the third floor and classrooms and laboratories in the basement, first and second floors will support other health-service disciplines, as well as biology and physics. With groundbreaking held in June 2010, the building was constructed in just over 18 months. It received its Certificate of Occupancy in late 2011,

and the first classes were held in the building in January 2012. The building is symbolic of the Jesuit institution’s rapidly growing programs in both the sciences and the health professions. Among its features are a 125-seat tiered lecture hall, a variety of classrooms, laboratories for instruction and research, faculty offices, collaborative spaces, simulation facilities, and a computer lab. A two-story glass atrium greets students from the main entrance of the building.

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CATEGORY: BEST EDUCATIONAL PROJECT (MORE THAN $10 MILLION) (continued) MILSTEIN HALL Owner/Developer: Cornell University Architect: OMA • Engineer: Robert Silman Associates • Construction Manager: Welliver Location: Ithaca • Project Cost: $42 Million Until 2011, the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University was housed in four separate buildings, distinct in architectural style and programmatic use. Rather than creating a new, free-standing building for much-needed studio, auditorium, gallery, and critique spaces, Milstein Hall physically unites the AAP’s long-separated facilities to solve these challenges, forming a platform for

interdisciplinary collaboration. Enveloped in an energy-efficient glass and Turkish marble façade, Milstein Hall is a three-story, 47,000-square-foot, LEED Gold building that features gallery, critique, learning, and meeting spaces. Milstein Hall’s design by Pritzker Prize winner Rem Koolhaas of OMA sets the precedent for a new realm of modern construction on Cornell’s campus.


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Category: Best GREEN Project (continued) LIVERPOOL CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT (MIDDLE SCHOOL / ELEMENTARY SCHOOL) Owner/Developer: Liverpool Central School District Architect: Ashley McGraw Architects • Engineer: Sack & Associates Construction Manager: Lend Lease Location: Liverpool • Project Cost: $34.6 Million The project consists of approximately 93,400 square feet of renovations and 24,300 square feet of additions to two school buildings. At the elementary school, a solar-preheat wall uses heat from the sun to warm fresh air entering the ventilation system, reducing heating-energy usage. The lighting system combines natural lighting with an electric lighting system that dims or turns off the lights when there is sufficient daylight available.

At the middle school, a passive solar heating and natural day lighting system has been integrated into the project. The Trombe Wall harnesses the heat and light of the sun, thereby reducing the heating and lighting energy usage. Other green enhancements included in the scope of work include a draft-tight building skin, high-efficiency mechanical and electrical systems, heat-recovery systems, asbestos remediation, and soil remediation.

CENTENNIAL HALL AT SUNY COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & FORESTRY (ESF) Owner/Developer: ESF College Foundation, Inc. Architect: Holmes King Kallquist & Associates, Architects Engineers: Mechanical/electrical: Sack & Associates; structural: Klepper Hahn & Hyatt General Contractor: Hueber-Breuer Construction Co., Inc. Location: Syracuse • Project Cost: $20 Million It is highly energy-efficient and wears its Centennial Hall provides the first housing exclusively for ESF students. The four-story residence sustainability visibly with locally manufactured is the largest wood-frame, modular structure in New concrete masonry units, recycled steel cladding, flooring, cabinets, and furniture manufactured York State. The building was assembled from 188 from sustainable materials. The building roof line modules, erected, and weather-tight in 10 weeks, is lower than the ridges of the original houses, and completed in just 10 months. minimizing any impact on views. The site As you would expect from ESF, Centennial Hall was built to be environmentally sensitive CNYBJ_timetobuild_Layout 1 4/30/2012 11:29 AMfeatures Page 1low maintenance, native plant material, and a zero run-off storm-water management and, indeed, it achieved LEED Gold certification.

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CATEGORY: BEST HEALTH-CARE FACILITY FULTON MEDICAL CENTER Owner/Developer: Oswego Health Architect: King + King Architects Engineer: M/E Engineering; Appel Osborne; St. Germain and Aupperle General Contractor: Hayner Hoyt Location: Fulton Project Cost: Approximately $5.5 Million The first phase (of two) of Oswego Health’s Fulton Medical Center includes urgent care, medical imaging, women’s imaging services, and occupational health. The project includes renovation of an existing health-care facility, the former A. L. Lee Memorial Hospital. Data for each department follows: Urgent Care is 7,360 square feet, Imaging is 11,100 square feet, and Occupational Health is 1,315 square feet. The cost of construction is approximately $5,481,000.

The majority of phase I was completed by December 2011. Phase II was completed in March 2012. The design was created through an integrated process by an innovative team with a primary goal to support the vision: “Provide a shinning star for the community, a beacon that supports wellness�. The environment that we created enhances exceptional health-care delivery in the Fulton Medical Center.

HOSPICE OF JEFFERSON COUNTY Owner/Developer: Hospice of Jefferson County • Architect: Michael L. Aubertine Engineers: Aubertine and Currier Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors, PLLC General Contractor: Purcell Construction Corporation Location: Gotham Street, Watertown Project Cost: Undisclosed Hospice of Jefferson County’s new administrative offices and residential facility are situated on a 5.29-acre sloping site designed to maximize green space. The 19,000-square-foot building has a main entrance oriented due south with a long east/west axis that incorporates maximum solar glazing. This, combined with thermal mass-heat storage, adequate roof overhangs, and a superinsulated structure provide passive solar heating and cooling to augment the building’s mechanical systems. The building’s energy-management system controls

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Category: Best Health-Care Facility (continued) THE STARDUST COMMUNITY BIRTHING CENTER Owner/Developer: Auburn Community Hospital Architect: HOLT Architects, P.C. Engineer: Argus Engineering, PLLC (M/E/P/FP), Ryan-Biggs Associates (structural) General Contractor: CONTECH Facilities • Location: Auburn • Project Cost: $1.4 Million Auburn Community Hospital has been actively seeking ways to target core services to the benefit of the larger Auburn community. The design team, working closely with the hospital, was able to put together a project that was affordable for the institution and community, and that also updated the space into a welcoming place to give birth. The scope of work involved the complete renovation of the existing obstetrics unit. The spaces consisted of five outdated postpartum rooms, an overly large nursery, a nonfunctional and remote

nurses station at one far end of the unit, and three labor delivery recovery postpartum (LDRP) rooms at the other end of the wing. Renovations altered the unit to include seven postpartum rooms, an LDR room, two exam rooms, a small nursery including an isolation nursery, a central nurses station, support spaces, and new waiting/ family areas. The Stardust Community Birthing Center provides a nurturing and secure environment for moms, new babies, and their family and friends.

Category: Best INDustrial project FOOD BANK RELOCATION AND REBRANDING Owner/Developer: Food Bank of the Southern Tier (FBST) • Architect: HOLT Architects, P.C. Engineer: DPC Engineering (M/E/P), Elwyn & Palmer Consulting Engineers (structural) General Contractor: The Hayner Hoyt Corporation Location: Pulaski • Project Cost: $10.6 Million In February 2011, the Food Bank relocated to a 65,000-square-foot facility in Elmira. Natasha Thompson, FBST president and CEO noted that the former 14,690-squarefoot facility was “… restricting our ability to effectively address the issues of hunger and food insecurity in the Southern Tier.” The Food Bank partnered with HOLT Architects to evaluate the program of the current facility, forecast future facility needs, and design

appropriate modifications to the new facility to best position the Food Bank for the foreseeable future. The design succeeded in meeting the two primary goals that the Food Bank identified. Programmatically, by strategically locating departments based on workflow and relations with the public, the project creates space that is functionally efficient for staff, and presents a welcoming and neighborly image to visitors

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Owner/Developer: Landmark Theatre Architect: Holmes King Kallquist & Associates, Architects Engineer: Mechanical/electrical: Ram-Tech Engineering, PC; structural: St. Germain & Aupperle Consulting Engineers Construction Manager: Hueber-Breuer Construction Co., Inc. Location: Syracuse • Project Cost: $12.9 Million

Owner/Developer: Fulton Thermal Corporation Architect: MacKnight Architects & Planners • Engineer: Palucci Engineering General Contractor: The Hayner Hoyt Corporation Location: Pulaski • Project Cost: $10.6 Million

The historic Landmark Theatre was originally designed by Thomas Lamb in 1927. Although saved from demolition in 1975, the Landmark faced competition from other venues that threatened its long-term economic viability. The stage was considered too small for today’s performances. In response, The Landmark moved ahead with the Stagehouse Expansion project which doubled the stage area, increased its height by 25 percent, and enlarged spaces such as wardrobe and dressing rooms, all within the

footprint of the existing structure. This was accomplished without impact on the lobbies or auditorium and without loss of historic street scale and character. This was a challenging project requiring demolition of a large piece of a historic structure. Yet, the positive impacts far exceed the losses. The Landmark is in a better position to ensure its future economic viability and able to book more and larger shows. Furthermore, it is an excellent example of adaptive re-use without losing the character of the 1927 theatre.

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CATEGORY: BEST INSTITUTIONAL PROJECT (CONTINUED) LINCOLN CENTER ADDITION Owner/Developer: Southworth Library Association, Dryden Architect: HOLT Architects, P.C. • Engineer: Taitem Engineering, Ithaca General Contractor: LeChase Construction • Project Location: Dryden • Project Cost: $1.75 Million In 2009, the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, the Southworth Library Association decided to auction an original handwritten manuscript of Lincoln’s 1864 reelection address through Christie’s of New York. The library had retained the artifact for more than 80 years and sold the piece in order to finance the new addition. The original building, designed in 1894 by William Henry Miller, a renowned regional architect, is on the National Registry of Historic Places. While architecturally striking, this small

rural library had struggled for years to provide service to a growing population. The library selected HOLT Architects to design the Lincoln Center Addition. After completing a programming phase, the project team confirmed that building footprint needed to be expanded to triple the square footage of the structure. Design commenced immediately. The project was bid in early 2010 and a Masonic groundbreaking ceremony marked the occasion in July. The project was completed one year later, on time and on budget.

ONONDAGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE SRC ARENA & EVENT CENTER Owner/Developer: Onondaga Community College Architect: Cannon Design Inc. • Engineer: C&S Companies General Contractor: LeChase Construction Project Location: Syracuse Project Cost: $24 Million Onondaga Community College (OCC) needed an arena and event center to accommodate expanding student enrollment and provide first-class athletic facilities to the student athletes. C&S Companies was selected to provide MEP, life safety, security, AV/communications, and site civil-engineering services. C&S’s construction management group was the program and construction manager and was involved from the project’s inception. Cannon Design provided architectural design, structural engineering, and LEED coordination.

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THE NIMO BUILDING ENVELOPE RESTORATION (NATIONAL GRID SYRACUSE OFFICE COMPLEX BUILDING “A”) THE COLGATE INN Owner/Developer: The Hamilton Initiative Architect: Holmes King Kallquist & Associates, Architects Engineer: Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt • General Contractor: The Hayner Hoyt Corporation Project Location: Hamilton Project Cost: $6.4 Million The Colgate Inn comprehensive rehabilitation and preservation project involved a complete interior and exterior renovation and several additions to the historic 87-year-old, 35,000square-foot inn located not far from the Colgate University campus in Hamilton. Work was performed to repair, modernize, and enhance the inn for both visitors and staff while maintaining and protecting its historic character. The majority of the inn was renovated during

a complete shutdown from December 2010 to April 2011. New finishes, fixtures, and furnishings were installed in each guest room. Several structural deficiencies were discovered and had to be corrected before construction could continue, which caused numerous delays and schedule shifts. The project team worked around the clock to keep the project on schedule and to get the inn open again for patrons and alumni in April.

Owner/Developer: National Grid USA Service Company Architect: Crawford & Stearns Architects and Preservation Planners Engineer: Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt (KHH) (prime designer) General Contractor: LeChase Construction; masonry contractor, Raymond E. Kelley, Inc. Project Location: Syracuse • Project Location: $8 million The NiMo Building design is recognized nationally as an outstanding example of the Art Deco style. The building, constructed in 1931-1932, is notable architecturally for its innovative design and massing and its inventive use of materials. KHH determined that the façade and exterior structure appeared to be in good condition, but a number of elements required remediation for safety, structural integrity, aesthetics, and the preservation of an important edifice. Among the remediation items undertaken by the KHH team was the replacement of a majority of the roofs. There are 20

separate roofed areas, comprising a total of approximately 20,000 square feet. For the façade restoration, the priority work included replacing deteriorated cast-stone elements; removal and replacement of coping stones to allow installation of proper flashings; repairing deteriorated sections of parapet walls; and removing all calking, sealants, and older repair materials which prevented moisture from escaping the walls. National Grid also elected to replace all the windows with historic replicas to provide more energyefficient units as well as to restore the original appearance of the building.

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