SUNY Canton – Campus Wide Survey & Utility Assessment

 SUNY Canton - Campus Wide Survey & Utility Assessment
 SUNY Canton - Campus Wide Survey & Utility Assessment

Civil and Engineering Project in Canton, New York

C.T. Male Associates was responsible for the completion of a comprehensive survey and utility systems assessment at the SUNY Canton campus.  The team consisted of professionals from our Latham and Syracuse offices along with five sub-consultants selected for their particular area of expertise. The project included a full campus utility and boundary survey, topographic survey, survey scanning of the core campus area, along with GIS database and mapping preparation.  In addition, a subcontractor was retained to complete the location of underground services to help refine the utility survey efforts.

Utility systems analyzed included:

  • electric
  • water
  • sanitary and storm sewers
  • natural gas system
  • communication
  • fuel storage

The work scope involved condition and capacity assessments of these key utilities along with providing recommendations for repair, replacement, and upgrades needed for future planned campus growth consistent with the Facility Master Plan (FMP) initiatives.

Highlighted civil engineering work included:

  • short circuit, protective device and arc flash study for proposed campus electrical service replacement
  • 22.9 kV and 4160 V normal power systems
  • 2500 kVA of parallel generation
  • generator protection
  • GE Multilin 350 & 489 relays
  • generator/bus/transformer differential protection
  • CT saturation calculations
  • short circuit analysis
  • protective device coordination
  • equipment evaluation
  • device settings
  • arc flash evaluation
  • and one-line drawings

Further work included analysis of site lighting systems for compliance with SUCF requirements, photometric site plans, and recommendations for improvements. Additional work included completion of soil borings, pavement cores, and evaluation of pavements, sidewalks and landscaping features.  Each pavement structure was assigned a condition rating with recommendations provided for repair and replacement options.  The campus contains several retaining walls which were also observed and recommendations were offered for repair of façade and structural issues.

Work also included preparation of Assessment Report, survey mapping, recommendations, and cost estimates. An Implementation Plan was completed that the Campus can utilize for planning and budgeting of priority projects.