The Veterans Lounge at Niagara University in New York comes after Victory Media recognized the institution as one of the country’s top 10 small private schools for veterans and families. It will open in January 2019.
In UB’s latest edition of Inside Look, find out how architects maintain the historical integrity of structures when repurposing buildings for higher ed use—while ensuring they provide comfort and the modern conveniences students need.
Tulane’s project team constructed a “wave glass” siding of classrooms and offices that winds around century-old oak trees and connects two renovated 46,000-square-foot facilities to put the institution’s business programs under one roof.
For years, universities have taken advantage of an insurance solution known as Owner-Controlled Insurance Programs (OCIPs) or “wrap-ups.” OCIPs provide general liability insurance and workers compensation for the length of a construction project for all or a majority of the parties involved rather than requiring each participant to be responsible for the procurement of insurance. OCIPs are used on large individual projects or on a “rolling” basis by aggregating smaller projects completed over time. A well-run OCIP can save a university 1-1.5 percent of hard construction costs.