Colleagues: if you have been on campus recently, or you’re keeping up with notices on facilities, you know that renovations to the Mechanical Building into the Calice Advanced Manufacturing Center have begun in earnest. While this is very exciting for the future of our college, it will bring some major inconveniences to us for the next year given that the building is roughly in the center of our campus. Consequently, construction requirements have a large portion of the center of campus fenced off for obvious safety reasons and also for not so obvious construction reasons such as the staging area needed for the project but where no actual construction will happen. Consequently, the big loss is that of our entire Quad lawn area between the Student Center and Business being entirely fenced off for the coming academic year, as well as of course Mechanical itself being completely surrounded by a construction fence.
So, if you use the main quad area for any reason during the academic year, or the area surrounding Mechanical, please begin considering alternatives. We appreciate your patience and indulgence as we work through another major construction project on campus. Progress always brings its inherent challenges and this project is no exception.
Kevin E Drumm, PhD
SUNY Broome Community College