SUNY Delhi – Electrical Infrastructure & Site Utility Assessment and Improvements

SUNY Delhi Electrical Infrastructure Assessment and Improvements

Electrical Engineering Project in Delhi, New York

In 2009, C.T. Male Associates was hired by the State University Construction Fund (SUCF) to perform a Campus-wide Survey and Site Utility Assessment at SUNY Delhi.  The assessment included a complete field survey, a laser-scan of the main Campus corridor, and utility assessments for water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, steam/condensate, communications, electrical, site lighting, landscaping, and hardscaping.  Study phases were completed to include arc flash and protective device coordination, Phase I bid documents that included electrical and telecommunication ductbanks, steam piping, and water and sewer utilities within a portion of the campus. The study phase was completed in 2011 and recommended improvements to the site utility systems to address age and capacity issues.

In 2011, SUCF hired C.T. Male Associates again to prepare design plans for Phase 1 of the utility improvements, which included utility, landscaping and hardscaping improvements from Gerry Hall north to McDonald Hall, along the route of the deteriorating steam/condensate lines. Phase 1 included construction of approximately:

  • 1,700 feet of direct-bury steam/condensate lines
  • 1,200 feet of water main
  • 700 feet of sanitary sewer
  • 50 feet of storm sewer
  • 1,300 feet of electrical duct bank
  • 20 new site lights and conduit
  • and 350 feet of communications conduit

Restoration of the project area included new ADA compliant sidewalks, stairs, pavers and landscaping.  The project was broken into Phase 1A and 1B to accommodate summer construction seasons specified by SUNY Delhi.  In addition, C.T. Male Associates provided construction phase services for the project.

Phase II improvements includes utility, landscaping and hardscaping improvements for the remainder of the Campus, outside of the steam/condensate corridor.  The improvements include:

  • 11,000 feet of water main
  • 4,000 feet of sanitary sewer
  • 1,700 feet of storm sewer
  • 7,700 feet of electrical ductbank
  • upgrades to building electrical systems and new transformers at all Campus buildings
  • 38 new light poles and 4,000 feet of electrical conduit

Phase II design includes a complete upgrade of the campus electrical system that includes a new redundant primary system, new and reuse of the existing ductbank system, conversion from 4600 V to 13200 V, building switchgear and transformer replacement, relocating outdoor primary switches to indoor locations, building and site lighting and landscaping modifications.