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Capital Project Status Report – Fall 2018


Library Rehabilitation and Learning Commons Addition

The existing Library was built in 1976; it is in need of rehabilitation to rectify water infiltration and mold, an upgrade of electrical and technological infrastructure, furniture and fixture replacement and the creation of new spaces for group and silent study.

The College was awarded a grant in the amount of $15 million, which will be supplemented by $10 million of new debt issued in April 2017, as well as fundraising efforts and use of reserves totaling $15 million.

On November 21, 2016 The Board of Trustees approved Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects; the President assembled a Task Force to assess the programmatic needs of the new Library space.

The design team presented the final program report and conceptual design to the task force August 2017 with final approval on September 25, 2017.  Since being approved by the board, the design team is progressing into design development and scheduled deliverable of this design package to the College is December 2018 for review and approval.

Expected move of library functions and other stakeholders currently in the existing library to the Linden Hall swing space will occur at the end of 2018 allowing for the renovation to start in the winter of 2018.  Scheduled completion of the project is January 2021.

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Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Construction Management: Cambridge Construction Management, Clinton, New Jersey


Linden Hall Swing Space – Library Rehabilitation and Learning Commons

Linden Residence Hall in Fall 2017

Linden Hall, a residence hall built in 1992, will be converted to the temporary library while the Learning Commons project is under construction.  The four-story building has been taken offline early summer 2018 for the demolition of all interior spaces.  The Library will temporarily occupy the first and second floors only.

The demolition package went out to bid on April 30, was awarded and is currently in progress. Estimated completion September 2018.  A subsequent interior finish plan will follow.

Selective interior removal work began in May and is ongoing. The swing space interior design development plan is expected be completed summer 2018.

Architects: gk&a Architects, Rutherford, New Jersey 
Construction Management: Cambridge Construction Management, Clinton, New Jersey
Contractor: RVT Construction, Passaic, New Jersey


College Park Apartments Interior Renovations 

Exterior of Laundry Room and Site Repairs and Improvements



Phase I residences Buckeye, Holly, International, Mimosa, Science, Elm, and Palm Halls and Mulberry Hall are complete and are now occupied by students.

Cypress Hall is currently under renovation and completion is scheduled for August 2018. The renovation of the remaining halls have been deferred.

Architects: Comerro Coppa Architects, Totowa, NJ & SNS Architects & Engineers, Montvale, New Jersey
Construction Management: Cambridge Construction Management, Clinton, New Jersey
Contractors: GL Group, Inc. Bloomingdale, NJ & Slate Construction, Pequannock, New Jersey


Padovano College Commons

The plans and specifications for this project reflect the re-purposing of a former Copy Center located in what served as the original garage of the Birch Estate. It’s location, nestled among Overlook Residence Hall, the Student Center and Cameron Pond, it is ideal for socializing and meeting.  A generous pledge from Professor Anthony Padovano helped advance the project.

Following a second round of bidding and the allocation of monies to fully fund the project, the College awarded a construction contract and the work was completed January 2018.  The newly renovated building became available for occupancy in spring of 2018.

A ceremonial grand opening and ribbon cutting was held on September 26, 2018.  Landscape plan is currently in the design/installation phase.

Architect: Connor Architecture LLC, Arlington, Massachusetts
Construction Management: Cambridge Construction Management, Clinton, New Jersey
General Contractor: GL Group, Bloomingdale, New Jersey


Adler Cafe Rehabilitation

The College is working on an exciting rehabilitation of the Adler Cafe. DCA approved the plan winter 2018 and the project went out to bid April 2018.

The project is currently under construction. Expected completion is October 2018.

Architects: gk&a Architects, Rutherford, New Jersey
General Contractor: Molba Construction, Little Ferry, New Jersey


Campuswide Fiber Infrastructure Upgrade

Installation, termination and testing of the fiber to all campus buildings is complete.  Test results have been certified by the engineer for acceptance and manufacturer warranties received.  Switch installation is in progress and completion of all work is anticipated by February 2019.

Architects/Engineers: Commsult Group, Jersey City, New Jersey
General Contractor: Johnston Communications, North Arlington, New Jersey


Campuswide Fire Alarm Monitoring and Network Upgrade

This project’s purpose is to migrate the campus fire alarm monitoring system from a dedicated copper/fiber network to an Internet Protocol (IP) based system using existing internet communication equipment, switches and network lines. The existing dedicated system and equipment are obsolete, and the industry has moved to an IP based system. The project includes replacement of all the individual building fire alarm panels and interfacing them with existing network switches. At some locations, UPS or generator power that supplies these switches will be upgraded. Pine Hall has been completely retrofitted with all new addressable detection systems.

All existing network switches located in buildings equipped with emergency generators are now connected to the generators.  The new fire alarm monitoring system head end computers located in Public Safety are live and are connected to G-Building and the Adler Center fire panels.  The migration to the new system is ongoing.

Contractor/ Engineers: United Fire Protection, Kenilworth, New Jersey


Birch Mansion Entry and Stair Alterations

Mansion Stairs

An analysis of the existing conditions at the Mansion’s front entrance recommended the complete demolition and replacement of both steps and the ramp. In connection with this project, a review of the building’s egress requirements is underway to confirm adequate code compliance during and after construction.

The project was awarded to Donnelly Construction, demolition work began in October 2017.  The project is complete and final DCA approval was obtained on May 29, 2018.

Architect: SNS Architects and Engineers, PC, Montvale, New Jersey
Contractor: Donnelly Construction, Wayne, New Jersey


Padovano Peace Pavilion Water Infiltration Remediation

The Padovano Peace Pavilion is the centerpiece to the Salameno Spiritual Center.  The Pavilion’s have a history of substantial water infiltration along the windows of the building. The remediation plan included re-skinning the roof and re-designing the windows to preclude pooling and ponding of water and compromising of the roof.

After waterproofing membrane had been applied, new curtain wall windows installed, and new roofing, however the building still has substantial water infiltration. The College is currently assessing further options.

Architect: Holzman-Moss-Bottino Architects, New York, New York
Construction Management: Cambridge Construction Management, Clinton, New Jersey
Contractor: Suburban Construction, Valhalla, New York


Recovery Housing/Renovation of White House

recovery housing

The college received a $999,408 grant in January 2018 from the State of New Jersey, a portion of which will be used for capital improvements to the White House for Recovery Housing and programming space. The design team was selected on March 23, 2018, and construction is expected to start in June 2018.

Conceptual drawings were completed on May 3, and design development is in progress.

Architect: SNS Architects and Engineers, PC, Montvale, New Jersey


Photo-voltaic System Public/Private Partnership (P3)

Pursuant to the New Jersey Economic Stimulus Act of 2009, the College entered into a Public/Private Partnership (P3) with National Energy. The agreement calls for the private parties to construct and operate a photo-voltaic system on campus that includes solar carport canopies in the main parking fields; ground-mounted solar panels on the berm near the south entrance/exit of the campus; and solar panels on the roofs of the Phase I Academic Building, Mackin Hall, Bischoff Hall, and the Bill Bradley Sports & Recreation Center.

Array installations on all academic buildings has been completed. Installation of ground-mounted arrays and carports began in May 2017 and is on-going. Project is expected to be complete and operational in the Fall 2018.   

Developer: NEP Solar, Voorhees, New Jersey
Consulting Engineer for Solar Installation: Gannett Fleming Engineers and Architects, New York, New York
Contractors: Bullet Electric Co. East Rutherford, NJ & Dobtol Construction LLC, Hackensack, NJ



G-Wing Nano Lab

After completion of the G-Wing Renovation project, TAS requested the renovation of existing unused space within the building be renovated to create a teaching/research lab related to nano-technology.

A construction contract has been awarded to Precision Building and Construction to renovate existing space on the first floor of G-Wing.

The conversion to the Nano Lab was substantially completed in February and scheduled to be fully functioning for the start of the Fall semester.


Project Architect: Mitchell | Giurgola Architects LLP, New York, New York
Construction Manager: Cambridge Construction Manager, Clinton, New Jersey
Contractor: Precision Building and Construction, Bound Brook, New Jersey