February-March 2017

Facilities Projects

During the late fall and winter break various facilities’ projects were completed, started and in some cases continue to be worked on.

According to Richard Frick, vice president for facilities and auxiliary services (Metro/Flor), these include:

Florham Campus

• Painting the dining hall;

• Painting S-2, S-4 and S-10 labs and classrooms in the Science Building;

• Installing new computer tables, flooring and wiring in Dreyfuss Building Rooms 108 and 109 (with Office of Information Resources Technology);

• Installing new, active-learning student classroom furniture in the Monninger Center for Learning and Research, Stadler/Zenner Academic Building, Dreyfuss Building and Hennessy Hall;

• Installing a new HVAC unit at the Science Building;

• Replacing carpet on the main staircase in Hennessy Hall;

• Installing fume hoods, including utilities and a makeup air system in the Ecology Lab, West Cottage;

• Obtaining zoning approvals to proceed with Madison Avenue Gate House ramp replacement and athletic field accessibility improvements (with Office of General Counsel);

• Constructing the Ronald J. Doerfler Center for Innovation and Project-Based Learning in the Monninger Center (in progress and anticipated to open in March); and

• Inspecting all residence hall and classroom spaces and performing necessary carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting and other repairs.

Florham Campus Renovations
Left photo: The Ronald J. Doerfler Room in the Monninger Center for Learning and Research is under construction.
Center and right photos: The newly painted Dining Hall at the Student Center.

Metropolitan Campus

• Installing a new HVAC unit in Edward Williams Hall servicing first-floor lobby and offices;

• Painting dining hall areas;

• Installing new, active-learning student classroom furniture in Becton, University and Williams Halls;

• Completing numerous component HVAC upgrades in multiple buildings to increase efficiency, ensure regulatory compliance and occupant-comfort level;

• Designing and constructing the Veterans Resource Center to fulfill program needs in Dickinson Hall (completed and occupied in November) See “New Dedicated Space for Veterans Moves Program Forward” http://view2.fdu.edu/fdu-whats-new/feature-stories/2016-2017/02/new-dedicated-space-for-veterans-moves-program-forward/ and “Veterans News and Updates” http://view2.fdu.edu/publications/inside-fdu-newsletter/2016-2017/november-december/veterans/;

• Redesigning and constructing the Career Development Office, Giovatto Library, within its existing space to meet program need (completed and occupied in November);

• Replacing the roof and, as necessary, structural components of former TV studio next to Alumni Hall (remaining interior work is in progress);

• Installing Dickinson Hall Admissions Presentation Room’s edge-lit, University seal-etched, glass wall system (in progress);

• Converting former Multimedia Lab, University Hall, to an active-learning classroom (in progress);

• Replacing/restoring Becton Hall Theater roof/gathering space, including a partial green roof (in progress and anticipated to open spring 2017);

• Installing accessibility upgrades for the Edward Williams Hall first floor and Auditorium, including adding two lifts (substantially complete); and

• Inspecting all residence hall and classroom spaces and performing necessary carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting and other repairs.

Vets Office and Glass Etching
Left photo: At the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Veterans Resource Center, President Christopher Capuano, left, cuts the ceremonial ribbon assisted by veteran Mariano Cappelan, right, alumnus, BA’16 (Metro), and MBA student.
Center and right photos: The Admissions Presentation Room, center, in Dickinson Hall, of which one side has a
University seal-etched, glass wall system, right.