Rutgers University Football Stadium Expansion
The $100 million expansion of Rutgers Football Stadium increased the current capacity to 57,000 fans by closing in the South end. While the HVAC systems consisted of small unitary systems for cooling and heating, the plumbing systems were expansive and complex. The challenge of installing plumbing systems for Rutgers Stadium came from the complex building structure and the extremely aggressive schedule.
In order to keep pace with the accelerated milestones, Binsky & Snyder pre-fabricated all toilet room batteries for 350 plumbing fixtures, allowing for just-in-time deliveries. This effort helped maintain the critical path, enabling other trades to commence their work immediately. Other project challenges included the installation of piping mains underneath the new bleacher structure at an elevation greater than 50 feet, requiring extensive use of aerial platforms and manlifts. In the end, Rutgers was able to fill the seats for their season opener.