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Alexander Building Construction Co. Completes Completes Student Center Renovations and Addition at Penn State York

State College, PA, October 19, 2016 . . . Alexander Building Construction Co., part of The Butz Family of Companies, recently completed an addition and renovations to the Ruhl Student Center at the Penn State York Campus in York, PA.

The project involved the demolition of a two-story portion of the original Joe & Rosie Ruhl Student Center in order to add a 14,360 square-foot addition.

"The expanded student center is a wonderful addition to the Penn State York Campus," said Keith Sunderman, Project Manager for The Pennsylvania State University's Office of Physical Plant. "We utilized the CM-at-Risk delivery method that created a team approach to design and construction. Alexander facilitated the team approach and incorporated significant changes along the way."

The new addition includes a fitness center equipped with locker rooms, kinesiology classroom, a multi-activity court and athletic faculty office space. An exterior amphitheater was also constructed adjacent to the Center.

Additional features of the project include:

  • Study/meeting rooms
  • Game room
  • Energy-saving restroom fixtures
  • Support spaces
  • Upgraded HVAC systems
  • Upgrades to existing gymnasium
  • New entrance with a vestibule
  • Terrace demolition and reconstruction

Construction on the project began in August 2015 and took approximately 13 months to complete. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Penn State York's campus on Wednesday, October 12 to commemorate the project's completion.

"We are proud to be part of the team that delivered this much needed addition to the Penn State York Campus, it was truly a team effort," said Rick Seitz, President of Alexander Building Construction Co. "It is also gratifying to know that the students and athletic teams will enjoy using the expanded facility for many years."


ABOUT ALEXANDER BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CO. AND THE BUTZ FAMILY OF COMPANIES: The Butz Family of Companies, consisting of Alexander Building Construction Co., Alvin H. Butz, Inc. and Shoemaker Construction Co., provides exceptional, comprehensive construction management and design/build services, led by a strong commitment to complete customer satisfaction with special attention to safety, quality and value. The firm possesses significant experience in the construction of healthcare facilities, colleges/universities, corporate office buildings, manufacturing facilities, sports and entertainment venues, government buildings, K-12 schools and retail buildings serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey and northern Delaware.



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