KINGS POINT, N.Y., June 7, 2013 – As part of the United States Merchant Marine Academy's (USMMA) Capital Improvement Plan, there are several major construction projects underway. New piles at Mallory Pier have been installed allowing contractors to enter the next phase of construction, which includes dismantling the wooden pier and replacing it by laying pre-cast pier decking on the piles.
The campus electrical survey is complete and the Academy is awaiting recommendations of an energy savings study, which will allow contractors to design upgrades the campus electric grid and power supply. The upgrades will improve energy efficiency and reliability of electric service across the campus.
The two projects that will have a the most significant impact on midshipman life will be completed in time for the 2013-2014 Academic-year. They include upgrades to Rogers and Delano Hall.
Rogers Hall, which is the fifth of the six barracks to be upgraded will have central air, upgraded First Class study lounges, and improved living spaces. Delano Hall, the Academy “mess hall,” which already has a new roof, will have upgraded safety and kitchen equipment and entirely new serving area. The Delano Hall renovation will increase energy efficiency, enhance safe food preparation and promote the overall well-being of students and staff.
“The there are several other projects on the horizon, including the renovation of Cleveland Hall. You are invited to view photos of our progress by going the Construction Updates link on the USMMA website,” said Rear Admiral James A. Helis.