College at Brockport Site and Utilities Improvements
The College at Brockport was largely built in the 1960s and now must address failing critical infrastructure. Many pedestrian walks and plazas are in disrepair and do not provide adequate universal accessibility. Many utility system assets need large repairs or replacement. Additionally, the campus recognizes the need to use a visual, geo-referenced GIS database to track and maintain infrastructure assets going forward. This will save time by clearly identifying capital improvements and helping maintain and operate the campus systems.
C&S, as prime consultant, led the utility and site master planning, design, construction administration and inspection for the multi-faceted project. This project consists of four components:
- Identification, location, and condition assessments of all site infrastructure assets on the north campus
- Creation of a large GIS-based information model linking all of the utility and site data collected during the location and condition assessment phase to the model
- Development of a conceptual plan for improvements to be used as a planning document for the campus long-term
- Design and construction of an $12 million infrastructure improvements project identified from priorities developed as part of the conceptual plan.
The long-term vision for the campus consists of upgrades to the electrical and communications infrastructure to increase capacity and redundancy, replacement of aged unlined cast iron water pipe, demolition of abandoned high-temp hot water tunnels, and improvements to the stormwater management system and sanitary sewer lines that are in poor condition.
Above-ground enhancements will create greater cross-campus connectivity with the south campus, west campus, and Erie Canal waterfront. Emergency access to all buildings will be enhanced and provided. Pedestrian and vehicle conflicts along Holley Street, a village-owned street bisecting campus, will also be addressed. The overall project coordinates improvements through 15 different trades and will enhance the look and function of the campus for another 50 years.