Saugerties Public Library Celebrates Grand Opening of Carnegie Library
Residents of the Village of Saugerties turned out in force on Saturday, January 29 to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Saugerties Public Library. The successful completion of the Additions, Renovations and Resoration Project at the 1915 Carnegie library building was greeted with great enthusiasm as the clouds parted long enough to warm and welcome the many attendees.
As Construction Manager as Agent, U.W. Marx worked closely with Butler Rowland Mays Architects of Ballston Spa, NY, a highly-regarded architectural firm with extensive experience in library renovation, restoration and new construction. New construction at the site included a three-story addition of approximately 8,000sf connected to the south facade, and a two-story, 1,100sf addition to the east facade of the building. The interior of the library underwent a complete renovation and restoration, with local craftsmen providing a significant portion of the work.
U.W. Marx is proud to have provided superior services to the library. For example, when the library was offered a temporary location that would help defray costs, the U.W. Marx team coordinated the closure of the library, the boxing/moving/un-boxing of the 50,000 + library collection and subsequent re-installation of all library furniture, shelving, and equipment in a temporary location in under two weeks. The library re-opened in this alternative location on schedule, without incident.
Similarly, when a design problem was discovered that threatened to interfere with the library's geothermal heating/cooling system, U.W. Marx fast-tracked the re-design and bid process, and contract award was made in less than three weeks. Next, the U.W. Marx team coordinated the installation of the 22 geothermal wells in less than three weeks, ahead of schedule and under budget, avoiding any conflict with the schedule of the elementary school located nearby.
Additional project details and photography can be found at www.thenewsaugertieslibrary.org
Construction Management Association of America Recognizes U.W. Marx with National Award for Project Achievement
CMAA has selected the best and most innovative Construction Management projects and programs of the year, including U.W. Marx's Clarkson University Quad Dormitories Additions and Renovations Project. Eligible projects were completed between June 12, 2009 and June 11, 2010.
More than 130 entries were received for the 2010 Project Achievement Award program, and the final 15 winners were announced during the Association's Industry Recognition Banquet on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at the National Conference & Trade Show in San Diego, CA.
Since 1999, these awards have been presented to projects that exemplify the contributions of professional Construction and Program Management to the successful completion of a challenging project or program. The Project Achievement Awards are grouped into buildings and infrastructure, new construction and renovation across several budget size ranges, as well as program management honors for buildings and infrastructure and an international award.
U.W. Marx was recognized in the "Buildings, Renovation or Modernization with a constructed value less than $15 million" category for the recent highly successful project at Clarkson University. The U.W. Marx team completed more than 35,000 sf of new construction and 90,000 sf of renovation construction in only 111 days.
"Congratulations to our standout projects. The number and quality of projects that were submitted this year sets the bar very high for what is expected to yield a successful project," Judges Mark Ballard, PE, and Brian Koches, CCM concurred.
CMAA is North America's only organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of the professional Construction and Program Management industry. On behalf of its 27 regional chapters and more than 6,300 public and private organizations and individuals throughout the nation, CMAA promotes professionalism in the Construction Management industry and provides resources, advocacy, professional development, certification, and business opportunities to its members. CMAA's national headquarters is located in McLean, Va. The Association's Web site is www.cmaanet.org.
Enlarged City School District of Troy Selects U.W. Marx for $56MM 2010 Capital Project
U.W. Marx is providing Construction Manager as Agent Services to The Enlarged City School District of Troy for the District's 2010 Capital Project. The project is curently in the pre-construction phase, as the U.W. Marx team works closely with the design team from project architect Mosaic Associates of Troy.
The $56 million project will correct structural and safety problems at the 192,000 sf Doyle Middle School (DMS), modernize the District's athletic fields and provide needed repairs to Troy High School. Changes at DMS will bring about a modern design and aesthetic to the school, while also improving the learning environment by increasing the amount of natural daylight in the building. Work at DMS will also include updates to the Music and Art Department, Athletic Department and school Auditorium.
The project will bring the facilities up to current NYSED standards, making the buildings easier to maintain, more energy efficient and ADA compliant. Learn more about the Enlarged City School District of Troy at www.troy.k12.ny.us
The New Science Center at HVCC Enters Design Phase
U.W. Marx is working closely with project designer Mosaic Associates of Troy on HVCC's $54 million New Science Center at HVCC, an interdisciplinary science facility that will house the school's Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Radiological Technology and Mortuary Sciences departments, as well as technical support for the building's tenants.
As Program and Construction Manager, U.W. Marx is overseeing a scope of work that includes preconstruction and construction services for 100,000 SF of new construction in addition to complete renovation of 60,000 SF of existing space.
The New Science Center, registered with the U.S. Green Building Council and pursuing Silver-level certification under the USGBC's LEED ratings program, is scheduled for completion in 2013. The project is being completed as part of HVCC's 2009-2013 Master Facilities Plan. U.W. Marx is providing Program Management Services for the $190M construction program, which includes new construction, renovations and additions to more than six buildings on the school's Troy campus.
New Parking Garage Completed at Hudson Valley Community College
Work on the new 800-vehicle parking structure was completed on schedule, in time for the start of the Fall 2010 semester at HVCC.
The facility is expected to alleviate parking problems related to the rapid growth in recent years of the school's student population.
U.W. Marx Completing Hamlin-Powers Expansion Project at Clarkson University
The U.W. Marx team has completed construction of this expansion project at the Hamlin-Powers dorms. Clarkson alumni on the U.W. Marx project team include Sr. Project Manager Chris Hewison, PMP, LEED(R) AP (Clarkson '95), Assistant Project Manager Dan Tuttle (Clarkson '09) and Project Engineer Mike Willemsen (Clarkson '09).
The project added an additional floor to the Hamlin and Powers dormitories, allowing the college to add 76 beds, and includes renovating space for more than 285 beds in the existing 'H-P' dorms.
U.W. Marx again worked closely with architectural firm Perkins + Will of Boston MA, completing construction operations within an extremely aggressive 101-day construction duration, and allowing students into the residence halls prior to the start of the 2010 fall semester.
Samaritan Village Celebrates Expansion Completion & Groundbreaking for New Facility
Samaritan Village, Inc., celebrated with a ribbon-cutting and groundbreaking ceremony, officially marking the completion of a major expansion of their Ellenville, NY facility, and preparing to break ground on a new Women Veterans treatment facility.
Working with Architecture + of Troy NY, U.W Marx has constructed extensive additions and renovations at the complex, including three new dormitory buildings, new dining and food service facility, new program and education building, and renovations to the recreation building and maintenance facility. New construction at the site totals more than 105,000 s/f.