Bennington College Student Dining Center

Bennington College Student Dining Center Center, Bennington, Vermont

Client: Bennington College
Location: Bennington, VT
Project:  Addition, Student Dining Center

The Student Dining Center at Bennington College is a 5,000 SF addition to the existing Campus Student Center.  This was added dining space for the cafeteria and food program.  The building is a pre-engineered metal building including Architectural style 3″ insulated metal wall panels, 6″ thick insulated metal standing seam roof panels, Kalwall windows, extruded aluminum full glass overhead doors, hanging tectum acoustical baffles, elaborate lighting, controls and HVAC air distribution system including duct sox.

The construction took approximately 2 1/2 months to complete, as the College needed the additional dining space before the students arrived.

Bennington College Student Health Center

Complete Renovation Bennington College Student Health Center, Bennington, Vermont

Client: Bennington College
Location: Bennington, VT
Project:  Renovation, Student Health Center

The Student Health Center at Bennington College is a 5,000 SF complete renovation and addition to a historical building on campus.  This building was developed in order to expand the health services department.  The original building was all but torn down.  The floor structure and 2nd story section was all that remained.  The building envelope was designed and built to exceed the Vermont Energy Code requirements.

Bennington College Bio Mass Plant

Bennington College builds BIO MASS plant to service heating needs of entire campus

Client:   Bennington College
Location:  Bennington, VT
Delivery Method:  Lump Sum
Year Completed:   June 2008
Value: $2,200,000
Architect:  Centerline Architects

The Bennington College Biomass Boiler Project is an architecturally pleasing
Wood Chip Biomass plant attached to the existing maintenance facility. The new
Biomass plant will service the entire college’s heating needs. The new multilevel
building consists of concrete, masonry and structural steel with the exterior facade made up of decorative concrete, industrial metal panels and vertical grain clear cedar siding. The walking floor and chip load out facility sits under a very elaborate garden roof system with pavers, plantings and shrubs.

The interior guts of the biomass consist of a large Keith walking floor system for unloading wood chips, vibratory conveyors, 15 HP HOG with screw conveyor, fuel bunker with scrape system, stoker system, bucket elevator, primary and secondary FAC system, and a new 400 HP 15 PSIG boiler.

Russell also installed a 20,000 gallon double wall fuel oil tank and accessories and piping to service the existing boilers. The site is made up of landscaped grading, with paved walkways, concrete stairs, trees, ground cover and added paved parking for the college’s maintenance department.

Russell Industrial Services fabricated and installed the stacks for this facility.

Bennington College

Bennington College: Renovations to Historic Campus Buildings

Client:   Bennington College
Location:   Bennington, VT
Project:   Renovation

Our firm’s relationship with Bennington College and Centerline Architects began in 2007 when we built the BioMass Boiler project. Since then, we have serviced the College every year working on over 50 projects ranging from single room renovations with a value of less than $2000 to total building retrofits with
values of +/- $2 million. A renovation to the Commons Building in 2013 and the VAPA building in 2010 are among the projects.  We performed most of these projects as Construction Managers.

Our firm has been and remains committed to provide Bennington College with exemplary service, excellent craftsmanship and quality.  We are looking forward to continue building successful projects on campus, completed safely, on budget and in accordance with the College’s time and phasing needs.

Renovating the Bennington College commons building entailed the complete gutting and renovation of the student dining hall, kitchen, and outdoor patio/balcony dining area.  Included in the scope were building electrical and mechanical upgrades, replacement windows and new finishes throughout. A new student cooking area (complete with a high tech energy efficient hood) was added as well, which allows students to grill and fry their own dinners.

The VAPA Building Ventilation project was a mechanical retrofit project, which
requiered the demolition and removal of the existing main building and task
ventilation to allow for the installation of a new DDC controlled system.
The project also included the construction of a new 1600 sf Mezzanine in a high
section of the building, which will serve as new classroom space, both above
and below. The Mezzanine was made out of structural laminated wood beams
and tongue and groove decking, and the walls were constructed of 1/4”
tempered glass set in large laminated wood frames, all built to size on site.