SUNY Delhi, Delhi, NY
Bearsch Compeau Knudson, Architects & Engineers, P.C.
In need of more dormitory space on campus, SUNY Delhi was set to construct a new 150-bed dorm, and we were to provide the structural engineering services necessary to bring the project to life. Structurally, the building consists of precast concrete structural hollow core plank, supported on reinforced masonry bearing walls. Our team faced a challenge with the sloped site, posing issues in dealing with the imported fill and design of the first level foundations to resist the lateral load imposed by the earth.
Structurally challenging and highly rewarding, our team successfully provided schematic design, construction documents, bid period services, and review of structural submittals to lead this project to completion. The new building boasts four levels of residence space, complete with parking.
To facilitate the construction schedule and availability of construction materials with the appropriate trades, a hollow core concrete plank and reinforced masonry bearing wall system was utilized in the final design.