Rockland Community College Technology Center
August 24, 2008 - 11:26am — Robin Smith
Rockland Community College Technology Building was the first new permanent construction on campus in over twenty years. The 100,000 sq. ft., three-story building houses over ninety faculty and staff offices and student services. It features 21 state-of-the-art classrooms, including a lecture hall and computer laboratories, which increased classroom capacity on campus by approximately 40%. This project won the 2007 Tappan Zee Large Project of the Year Award; given by the American Society of Civil Engineers, New York Metropolitan Section Lower Hudson valley Branch.
McLaren provided civil and structural engineering services, including structural design, drainage and utilities plan, site layout plan, grading plan, and construction administration. McLaren also provided assistance in site selection. Four locations were evaluated, taking into consideration typical issues such as grading and utilities; campus lifestyle and relationships to the existing buildings and campus amenities were key. Also important were ensuring campus functionality was not disturbed and that a positive image of the expansion was maintained. Once the site was established, McLaren developed design documents for the foundation demolition plans that involved demolition of two buildings, major utility demolition, and sand relocation.
Suffern, New York
Rockland County Department of General Services
Educational Building Design