Schenectady, New York, May 10, 2013 – HMA Contracting Corp., a leading upstate New York green construction, paving and excavation contractor, announces the completion of a critical project at the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Agriculture and Technology in Cobleskill, New York.
HMA Contracting Corp., working with Trowbridge Wolfe Michaels Landscape Architects LLP from Ithaca, New York, was brought in to help the college meet the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility guidelines. The ADA guidelines ensure that architectural signs appropriately identify facility rooms and spaces – including exits – direct and/or inform the reader about functional spaces and accessible features of the facility. The intent is to benefit persons who are blind or visually impaired as well as helping those with mobility impairments and hearing impairments safely navigate the campus. The standards for the signs are a product of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The HMA Contracting Corp. team was pleased to be chosen to help SUNY Cobleskill College faculty and Superintendent achieve their goals to make the university more accessible to disabled students and staff.
HMA Contracting Corp. strives to be responsive to their clients and support their customer’s needs in every way possible. Alan Quinn, the construction project manager, noted that “HMA Contracting proved to be extremely flexible with the changing demands by the College throughout the project.” While the project was underway, Regina La Gatta, vice president for College Advancement, noted “HMA Contracting was most respectful of the ongoing needs of the students and faculty during the entire construction phase.”
The end result at SUNY College proved to be very successful according to the principal, Jan Brath, who said, “The project changed the entire look of the campus. The new image gives the school a better first impression and greatly enhances the success of the recruiting process.”
HMA Contracting Corp.’s long list of clients includes local homeowners, commercial property owners, and institutional facility managers who need sustainable, green solutions for excavation, grading, paving and construction. The SUNY Cobleskill College has a rich academic tradition spanning nearly 100 years and a diverse student body enrolled in 52 associate and baccalaureate degree programs. SUNY Cobleskill has consistently been recognized one of the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report and remains on President Obama’s Higher Education Community Service honor Roll.