Sciences project heats up

Contractors have drilled the 240th and final geothermal well to help heat and cool the new Science and Engineering Innovation Corridor.

“With that, this completes over 22.7 miles of drilling and [nearly] 46 miles of piping that went into the wells,” said Allen Bradberry, pictured far right, the college’s liaison with construction companies working on the sciences project.

The geothermal field located between Sheldon and Snygg halls will use energy created by temperature differentials and delivered by heat pumps to help reduce fossil-fuel energy use in the new sciences complex.

Meanwhile, contractors have delivered more than 7,000 of the anticipated 13,000 cubic yards of concrete for the new structure, which has risen to the third of four floors, according to Bradberry, who is pictured here with, from left, Ryan Baye of American Auger & Ditching Co. of Constantia and Mark Kentile, regional director of SUNY Construction Fund.

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