Wagner College - Campus Operations
Statement of Purpose
Creating and caring for the Physical Environment of Wagner College so that those who seek enlightenment, knowledge, health, wellness and productive lives may succeed.
Excellence, Innovation and Leadership in the support of Education, Development, Staff Satisfaction and the Mission of Wagner College.
Excellence: Striving to be second to none in all that we do.
Pride: Taking pride in the beauty and splendor of our grounds, the grandeur of our buildings and the quality of our work.
Community: Making Wagner College and our neighboring community a better place to: learn, study, work, develop and live.
Respect: Sharing a common respect for ourselves, our co-workers and our college community.
Collaboration: Striving to build upon our efforts together using ethical and moral decisions in accomplishing the mission and vision of Wagner College.
Message from Christian Miller:
I am pleased to share my first Facility Annual Report here at Wagner for the 2015– 2016 Academic Year. It has been a year of research, review and discovery while assessing our campus for the first time in 30 years since my time as a student. Efforts have been made to assemble a Deferred Maintenance listing and highlight areas of concern. Prioritization of serious items in both infrastructure and aesthetic projects have been noted. Over the course of the past year the following policies were developed and posted on the department’s section of the college website.
Asbestos Awareness & Abatement Program
Bed Bug Policy
Pest Prevention –Helpful Tips
Space Heater Protocols
A Safety Training was held for all Campus Operations Staff on proper asbestos identification and reporting protocols. The college physical environment is made up of 23 buildings encompassing approximately 900,000 square feet of space on 105 acres. The department is staffed 24/7 and is broken down into 4 supporting areas.
Custodial Services - 21 Staff
Maintenance - 13 Staff
Grounds Crew - 7 Staff
Powerhouse Engineers - 5 Staff
We are proud of our team’s accomplishments this past year and want to highlight:
Mario Abbatiello: Recognized as one of the campus “Unsung Heroes”.
Frank Salvaggio: Retired after 39 years of service and was recognized in Wagner’s Facebook “Behind the Scenes Heroes”.
We offer our sincere gratitude for your trust and belief in us. We look forward to supporting your facility needs and exceeding your expectations.
Christian Miller, CFM
Director of Campus Operations
Major Physical Initiatives
Campus Operations is responsible for the execution of the College’s Capital Improvement Program. We provide organization and management for all design, engineering services, construction services and procurement for construction contracts and design/engineering professional service contracts for the college community. Here is a summary of the last year’s major capital initiatives.
Capital Investment (2015-2016)
Towers Hot Water Heating Loop - $ 65,000
New natural gas lines to: Main Hall, Public Safety, Kairos House, Pape House, Reynolds House and Cunard Loop - $ 40,000
Replacement of Guild Hall Entrance Way - $ 20,000
Restoration of Guild Hall Lobby - $ 6,000
Conversion of Wagner Union 202 from kitchenette to office space - $ 3,000
Replacement of Harborview Hall Commons HVAC Coil - $ 24,000
Replacement of 4 Harborview Hall Roof Exhaust Fans -$ 12,000
Replacement of Student Union Midlevel HVAC Coil - $ 12,000
Electrical Upgrades: - $ 45,000
Main Hall Theatre
Glazing (windows): - $ 24,000
Hameline Field Synthetic Turf Replacement - $ 450,000
Projects in Concept
Center for Global Learning
Spiro Communications Restoration of Second Floor to Standard Classroom Set Up
Project in Design
Stadium Expansion Building
Megerle Science Biology Labs 407 and 408
Projects in Construction
Harborview Hall 1st Floor Renovations
Flooring, Lighting, Room Configurations, Restrooms
Maintenance and Custodial Service Teams are assigned projects based on skills and needs. Staff with specialty skills may shift from location to location based upon need. Presently the Powerhouse and Maintenance Teams split responsibility for HVAC and Fire Alarm Services in campus buildings. This arrangement is in not typical but due to staffing shortages.
Custodial Services provides environmentally friendly cleaning for college facilities. Regular training and product improvements are a normal part of the college year. Custodial Services is beginning to revamp the college’s recycling program in conjunction with student groups and specific residential building floors.
The Grounds Crew is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the college’s 105 acres plus two offsite college owned homes. Special areas of responsibility include the college’s athletic Fields and campus irrigation systems. Annual challenges for this crew always include the removal of close to 16 tons of leaves and snow/ice over the winter season. Based upon snow accumulation per incident outside contractors in addition to college staff may be used to handle these safety based events
In 2015-2016 Campus Operations accomplishments included:
Work Orders Submitted: 9847
Work Orders Completed: 9821
Preventative Work Orders: 338
Pest Control Work Orders: 842
Completion and successful acceptance of 2016 Boiler Inspections
Gas Boilers: 12
Oil Boilers: 6
Duel Fuel: 2
Completion and successful acceptance of 2016 Elevator Inspections
Passenger Cars: 9
Freight Cars: 1
Petroleum Bulk Storage Facility, Clean Air Tracking Systems and Boiler Registrations corrected and up to date with NYC and NYS DEP for the first time in 20 years.
Local Law Cooling Water Tower Filing (Legionnaires Issue, new DOB Requirement)
Harborview Hal: 2
Full Campus Review of all Asbestos Containing Materials Conditions
Abatement of: - $ 22,000
Towers Residential Room D
Cunard Hall Basement
Main Hall Theatre
Campus Hall Basement
Campus Hall 1st Floor
Guild Hall Boiler Room
Megerle Science Hall Steam Room
Air Monitoring of: - $ 6,000
Union 221 and 222
Campus Hall Copy and Postal Center
All received normal results, no issues.
Phase One of Underground Utility Mapping - $ 25,000
Cleaning of all storm drains and catch basins - $ 3,500
Residential Buildings Fire Alarm Repairs - $ 10,000
Facade Repairs - $75,000
Walkway and Paver Repairs - $ 40,000.
Painting (by contractor) - $ 30,000.
Aquatic Machine Room
Installation of Gutter Guards on: - $ 2,700
Roof Repairs: - $ 11,000
Tree Pruning and Removal: - $ 35,000
193 Longview Rd
141 Howard Ave
Tree Planting: -$ 15,000
Creation of Connor’s Memorial Garden - $ 12,000
Creation of Student Intramural Field - $ 14,000
Student Union Dining Hall Kitchen Steam Station Floor Drain Replacement - $ 46,000
Installation of New Lounge Flooring on Towers D-5 Gender Neutral Floor - $ 5,000
Weekly meetings addressing: Maintenance Work Orders, Pest Control Issues, Laundry Equipment Service Requests, Problems and Procedures, Improvements and Enhancements, Damage Issues and Billing.
Something very special; Wagner hosted the 2016 New York State Association for College Admission Counseling. Almost 800 participants with almost 500 staying on less than 2 weeks after commencement. In order to be ready over 800 Residence Halls were emptied, repaired, and washed down, floors polished and set for our guests. This task normally take our Housekeeping Staff six weeks to accomplish.
Campus Operations is responsible for Wagner College’s efforts in providing sustainable, economic and reliable energy, utilities and services in support of the educational, residential and the public service mission of the college. This is accomplished with appreciation for renewable and recoverable resources, dedication to environmental stewardship and pride in the historical and cultural legacy of the campus facilities and grounds.
In 2015-2016 these efforts included:
Set up formal reverse energy auction resulting in lower rates for both, savings are indicated.
Gas - $ 56,000
Electricity -$ 126,000
Annual Utility Savings - $ 182,000
LED Conversion Project All 24/7 lighting fixtures or lamps were replaced Cost (supported by additional college funding) - $ 300,000
Con Ed Rebate - $ 150,000
Estimated Annual Savings - $ 110,280
Pipe Insulation of the following: $ 16,000
Cunard Hall Basement and Boiler Room
Campus Hall Basement and Boiler Room
Guild Hall Attic
Maintenance of Campus Electrical Substation - $12,000
Inspection of Steam Traps in Main Hall, Reynolds House and Parker Hall - $ 25,000
Resulted in repair and replacement of non-functioning traps Rebate from National Grid for repairs - $ 7,000
Define campus operating temperature goals:
74 degree during cooling season
70 degrees during heating season
Investigation (cost and logistics) of Sub-Metering each building‘s electrical system
Selection of Contractor for NYC Municipal Code Compliance:
Local Law 84, tracking of Gas, Oil, Water and Electrical Consumption
Local Law 87, establishment of energy benchmark for 10 year plan reduction requirement
Participation in the NYC Carbon Challenge for College, Universities and Hospitals
Preliminary Investigation for LEED certification for the Center of Global Learning
Set-up of Compost Project in conjunction with faculty and student groups
Collection of Spent Lighting Lamps, Televisions, Flat Screens, ballasts for recycling
Recycling of Paper, Plastic, Metal and Cardboard
The Business Office provides accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, accounts payable and payroll support for the Campus Operations Department, The department comprises the Administrative Office, Custodial Services, and Grounds
Crew, Maintenance and Powerhouse.
Wagner College Campus Operations - Financial Summary 2016
Salaries and Benefits - $ 2,595,679
Administration - $ 239,910
Custodial - $ 1,801,927
Equipment Maintenance/Repairs - $ 891,917
Grounds Care - $ 228,496
Residential Building Repairs - $ 166,779
Unscheduled Repairs - $ 129,903
Other - $ 580,068
Total - $ 6,634,679
And Thank You to the Team
Custodial Services Grounds Maintenance Powerhouse
Ramone Abrue Mario Abbatiello James Atkins Steven Brennan
Gennadiy Akhasanov William Colgan Martin Egan Michael Roccosalvo
Vildana Bolevie Mark Cosentino James Kiernan Giovanni Gargano
Efraim Burgos William Thomas Louis Mazzocchi Robert Ruggiero
Jorge Deleid David Velez Richard Moyano John Santarpia
Lauren DePippo Raymond Whitaker David Ricciardi
Jean Dorestant Kadri Zuberi Braulio Rojas
Cynthia Goemen Jeffrey Ryan
Beata Gnidziejko Frank Salvaggio
Chiran Gulavita Joseph Singh
Bonfas Kibochi Daniel Switzer
Igor Krasnoc Avdi Ulaj
Fernando Montalvo Joseph Whitaker
Special Thanks to our Leadership
Ivan Janovsky, Director of Custodial Services
Christine Glessner, Office Manager, Campus Operations
Mario Abbatiello, Forman Grounds
Daniel Switzer, Foreman, Maintenance
Robert Ruggiero, Foreman, Powerhouse
Jean Dorestant, Lead, Custodial Services
Beata Gnidziejko, Lead, Custodail Services
Onofrio Pampillonia, Lead, Custodail Services