Infrastructure Projects

Dartmouth Facilities Operations & Management (FO&M) regularly re-invests in the College’s physical assets to maintain quality buildings and ensure major systems continue to function well.

Assessing Maintenance Needs

 These “Capital Renewal” investments are made primarily in critical systems such as structure and building envelope (roofs, masonry, etc.), life safety systems (fire alarm and sprinkler), mechanical, electrical and plumbing. 

An in-depth Facilities Condition Assessment is performed on all Dartmouth buildings every five years. During this audit, all aspects of a building are carefully reviewed to assess their condition and remaining useful life. This data used to develop a Facilities Condition Index (FCI) which is then used by FO&M’s Capital Renewal team to help prioritize new projects. 

Projects for FY17

Life Safety Systems Upgrades

  • Alumni Gym fire alarm replacement
  • Baker Library elevator controls renewal
  • Baker Library emergency lighting
  • Campus-wide fire alarm signaling network upgrades
  • Dartmouth Hall fire alarm replacement
  • Hopkins Center emergency lighting
  • Tuck LLC and Whittemore carbon monoxide detection

HVAC System Renewal, Replacement and/or Repairs

  • 37 Dewey film vault HAC system replacement
  • Baker/Orozco Corridor HVAC system replacement
  • Bartlett Hall heating system replacement
  • Berry Data Center cooling system replacement
  • Burke Lab fume hood replacements
  • Steel & Wilder Hall lab HVAC controls renewal
  • Sudikoff HVAC controls renewal
  • Webster-Rauner HVAC controls renewal

Structural/Asset Preservation

  • Davis Varsity roof replacement
  • Leverone roof replacement
  • Karl Michael pool deck tile replacement

Electrical Infrastructure Renewal

  • Bentley Theatre light system dimmer rack replacement
  • Sudikoff switchgear replacement

Major Building System Renewal

  • Hopkins Center acoustical door repairs
  • Hopkins Center Spaulding Auditorium seating
  • Memorial track & field turf replacement
  • Morton Farmhouse kitchen improvements
  • Scully-Fahey turf replacement