May 2019
DASNY, SUNY Usher in Future
of Sustainable Residence Hall Construction
DASNY and SUNY are teaming up to make history, and are leading the way to a cleaner, greener New York while doing it. On May 9, ground was broken for construction of a $33.5 million, 257-bed, residence hall project at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s (SUNY Poly) Utica Campus. The hall – the first in the SUNY system – is expected to be open for student residents by August 2020.

DASNY will work with Hueber-Breuer Construction Co. and utilize the alternative delivery method design-build for the project. 

“With design-build we will be able to deliver this residence hall in an expedited timeframe and provide savings, all the while maintaining quality and supporting the State’s energy goals,” said Dr. Gerrard P. Bushell, DASNY President & CEO. “This zero-net, energy-ready residence hall will provide outstanding levels of energy savings, as well as healthy and comfortable accommodations for students to live and learn.”

The residence hall will be constructed as “zero-net, energy-ready,” meaning in addition to exceeding existing energy codes, the infrastructure to add future on-site renewable energy production systems will be in place. Once these systems are installed, the building will use equal to or less than the energy annually it can produce on-site through renewable resources. 

“The return on investment for clean energy and sustainability is highest when we repair buildings or, as in the case at SUNY Poly, there is significant demand for new infrastructure,” said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “This project is an opportunity for SUNY to continue making progress toward Governor Cuomo’s clean energy goals, and it serves as an example to our students that the leadership of New York State and SUNY is committed to our environment.”

You can read more about the residence hall’s sustainable features online at .
DASNY Hosts MWBE/SDVOB Outreach Event in Rochester
DASNY has a large footprint in Western New York and is looking to help Minority, Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) firms grow and succeed in securing New York State contracts.

To encourage relationship-building and foster new partnerships, DASNY hosted an outreach and networking event on May 23 at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where attendees were given access to DASNY leaders, as well as provided the opportunity to network with consultants and contractors.

Those eager to do business with DASNY learned about upcoming projects and bid opportunities in Western New York and heard from Deborah Stendardi, RIT’s Vice President for Government and Community Relations. Dr. Bushell also addressed the group, highlighting DASNY’s work in the region, including the $18 million second phase renovation of Alfred State’s Mackenzie Complex and the successful deployment of design-build for the $24 million Eagle Hall at The College at Brockport.
Infrastructure Summit Brings Together Industry Leaders
The Cuomo administration has made record investments in infrastructure, and industry leaders and public sector experts gathered to share their knowledge and perspectives on how to keep development booming in New York City as part of Infrastructure Week.

On May 16, Dr. Bushell delivered an address as part of InfraDay East Summit in New York City in collaboration with the Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure (AIAI).

“Governor Andrew Cuomo has made it a priority to invest in infrastructure as it is key to creating good jobs and the foundation for a strong economy,” said Dr. Bushell, citing the Governor’s $150 billion plan that has seen the reimagining of JFK and LaGuardia airports, as well as the conversion of Penn and Moynihan Station into world-class transportation gateways. “DASNY is proud to work alongside Empire State Development to support these important projects.”
DASNY Employees Honored
May was an award-winning month for DASNY, and an opportunity to celebrate some of the extraordinary women who contribute daily to helping build better communities and improving the lives of New Yorkers.

On May 7, Project Managers Julia Garzon and Michelle Paris were named "Outstanding Women" by the Women Builders Council at the WBC’s 15th Annual Champion Awards Dinner in New York City. The annual event honors women who champion WBC’s mission of increasing diversity and the role of women in the construction industry.

Also on May 7, DASNY's Director of Planning Design & Quality Assurance-Upstate (PDQA), Sandra Daigler, AIA received the 2019 Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller Award at the NY Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Excelsior Awards ceremony. The annual awards are given for professional service and advocacy, as well as to provide models of excellence for state-funded building design.  
Cornell University Finances $286.2 Million Through DASNY
DASNY is seizing another opportunity to meet the needs of its campus partners, offering Cornell University direct access to the capital market with low-cost, tax-exempt bonds.

On April 25, closed on a $286.2 million financing through DASNY. This first phase, which was approved at the February Board meeting, will provide interest rate savings to the University and is part of Cornell’s all-encompassing financial plan. 

DASNY expects to close on the second phase later this year, providing new money financing for the University’s North Campus Residential Expansion. The expansion will enable Cornell to house an additional 2,000 undergraduates and make available new dining, parking, and recreational facilities for its growing undergraduate student body.  
$180 Million Financing Helps DASNY's Health Care Partners Provide Increased Access to Quality Care
DASNY is giving patients in Western New York increased access to quality health care by providing financing to Catholic Health System, Inc. (in Buffalo) to renovate and expand its facilities. 

Also approved at DASNY’s February Board meeting, Catholic Health System, Inc. financed more than $180 million through DASNY. The financing was led by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and like Cornell, the financing closed on April 25.

Proceeds from the issuance include the implementation of a state-of-the-art electronic medical records system and the renovation and expansion of Catholic Health’s new, state-of-the-art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Sisters of Charity Hospital. In addition, the operating rooms within Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and Kenmore Mercy Hospital will be expanded. 
Employment Opportunities

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DASNY is currently searching for:
  • Architect (Downstate Design – 2 positions) New York City. The Architect performs design review and construction observation for the Authority’s construction projects, monitors the filing for code-required permits, sign-offs, Certificates of Occupancy and dismissal of violations for NYC projects and manages various phases of the building construction process. Learn more.
  • Mechanical Engineer (Downstate Design – 3 positions) New York City. The Engineer manages the design process and administers professional services contracts for consultants providing design services to the Authority and conducts formal reviews of consultant prepared design documents throughout all phases of building design. Performs periodic quality assurance construction site visits, and provides technical support on an as needed basis throughout all phases of the project. Learn more.

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