The G-wing renovations and construction of the Adler Center for Nursing Excellence have suffered from various delays due to winter weather and minor architectural issues, pushing both deadlines back further than originally expected.
According to Project Engineer for Century 21 Construction Ben Sowizral, the G-wing third and fourth floor renovations are on schedule to be completed and ready for the Fall 2014 semester, and the Adler Center for Nursing Excellence is on pace to be completed in time for the Spring 2015 semester.
“We are working as fast and accurately as we can with the situation that has been provided to us,” Sowizral said.
The Adler Center for Nursing Excellence and G-wing third and fourth floor renovations were originally expected to be completed by December 2013, according to the Ramapo College website.
Some students with only a few semesters left at Ramapo are concerned that they will not get the chance to experience these new renovations or the nursing building.
“I think having a new nursing building will greatly benefit the learning of my fellow classmates and I,” said Penelope Quinton, a junior nursing major. “However, due to its ever changing end date I am apprehensive about whether or not I will gain the benefit of the building personally.”
Setbacks such as a multitude of snow days for the construction workers have certainly had a part in delaying the construction.
Sowizral cited some small architectural issues and minor miscues between the construction company and the College as other reasons for why the renovations and construction have been delayed.
Despite these issues, the two projects have been successful so far and major problems and delays have been avoided.
Current juniors will have the chance to experience a semester in the newly renovated buildings before they graduate.
The average Ramapo student seems to agree that the construction is going relatively smoothly and that the transition is an overall easy one.
“They aren’t loud, they don’t work late at night, and they do a good job of keeping the downside of having major construction on campus to a minimum,” said Greg LaNeve, a junior.
However, some students have found certain aspects of the construction to be inconvenient, including the relocation of classes that would normally be located in the G-wing.
“Having class in a trailer can be difficult to locate and uncomfortable,” said LaNeve.
Despite some temporary minor inconveniences of the construction on campus, the impending completion of the Adler Center for Nursing Excellence and renovations to the G-wing will be well worth it in the end.
“I can’t wait to have a new building that will allow for a more focused environment to better gain the knowledge needed to be a practicing nurse,” said Quinton.