SGA Endowment Fund Proposal Plan for Diana Center Green Roof Full-Time Access
NYC Roof Safety Regulations • Green roofs on high roofs or high terraces that are accessible to students or faculty must have: • code mandated structural load bearing capacity • two means of egress • be accessible to the handicapped • have perimeter barriers installed as described in these guidelines. From NYU’s Standards and Guidelines for Elevated Exteriors and Atria http://www.nyu.edu/sapd/pdf/exteriors_atria1.pdf
Perimeter Guidelines • Section 27-334 Protective Guards of the 1968 building code requires roofs to have a perimeter parapet/rail combination of at least 42 inches high, and the 2008 code has the same requirement. • The 2008 Building Code, Section 28.2-1508.9.1 Fences on roofs used for recreational purposes sates, “rooftops used for recreational purposes shall be provided with wire fencing at least 10 feet (3048mm) in height. Openings in the fence shall not permit the passage of a 4-inch (102mm) diameter sphere.”
Perimeter enclosures shall be 10 feet high. Structural supports shall be located on the exterior side of the enclosure where possible. Fence shall be detailed in such a way that roof occupants cannot find hand holds or climb the fence without the use of special equipment. Infill panels can be made of laminated glass, perforated metal, finely woven wire mesh, or other materials reviewed in full size mock-up for strength, transparency, and climbability. Panels shall be designed to the code-mandated wind load of 50 pounds per square foot as a net pressure/suction load at any one point
6. The perimeter enclosure shall maintain a high degree of transparency while meeting code mandated requirements for wind load, handrail load, etc. 7. Incorporation of energy harvesting devices into the perimeter enclosure or fence is encouraged where feasible. 8. Use of razor wire or other deterrents commonly used in incarceration facilities is not allowed. 9. The enclosure can be located away from the perimeter of the roof in order to reduce the size of accessible area and/ or reduce visibility from the street where appropriate.
Open Studio STUDIO | WORKSPACE | LABORATORY| CLASSROOM
What is Barnard Open Studio? An accessible space, equipped with workbenches, computers, hand tools, power tools, 3D printers, laser cutters, and other making technology, to serve as a nexus for cross-disciplinary creation and collaboration on Barnard’s campus. Open Studio could serve as a platform for experimentation, interactive learning, and the sharing of resources and skills in disciplines difficult to access at Barnard and in an urban environment in general.
Who can use it? everyone. A creative studio space is a laboratory for all disciplines and interests. The point is that it’s a learn how to use a massive saw, prototype a product, make a piece of jewelry, program a robot, design furniture, meet other tinkerers, collaborate… Seriously. platform for creativity
What’s the point? [activating social & creative space on campus] [better use of underutilized space] [introducing broader community to diy ethos + maker culture] [invention and collaboration] [skills --- empowerment] [interactive + experimental technological innovation] [a radical reconsideration of how we interact with knowledge and the material world around us, and the values of the type of education we receive]
Barnard Printing Proposal SGA Endowment Money 2013 Proposed by Julia Baum and Michal Edelman
Proposal - Place printers in dorm buildings that don’t currently have printing capabilities - This would provide students who do not live in the quad with access to printers - We hope that adding printers will ease the congestion at the current printing labs which often results in printer malfunctions
Buildings that do have printers - The Quad (Sulzberger and Brooks) - Diana - Lehman - 616 - Plimpton
Proposed buildings to add one printer - 600 West 116th St - Cathedral Gardens (or 620 if CG doesn't have the space for a printer)
Logistics - Each printer would need one or two computers to use as docking stations - We propose to take 2 computers from pre-existing computer labs (preferably Sulzberger or Brooks which have a lot of unused computers) instead of spending money on new computer - The printers will be placed in the lounges of the buildings which already have enough space - There shouldnt be any security issues with other building tenants because there already are large flat screen TVs in the lounges and printers shouldnt be any different
Costs - Each printer costs $11,650 so for 2 new printers the cost is $23,300 which leaves $8,700 left over for use in other projects (For reference: http://www.amazon.com/HP-LaserJet-M9050-Multifunction-Printer/dp/B007PUUYOU/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1384199374&sr=8-5&keywords=hp+laserjet+9050+multifunction)
Lily Wilf - November 18, 2013 A Proposal for Mini-Gyms in Barnard Dorms Let’s Get Physical
Basic Proposal In response to voiced student frustration about busyness and small size of Barnard gym: • simple workout rooms located conveniently in dorm buildings • reduce traffic in main Barnard weight room • encourage student fitness • easy turnover of space during academic vacations while students are off campus • no architectural changes necessary
Proposed Gym Locations Primary: 600 W. 116th St. Would serve the 590 students living in 600, 616, and 620. Secondary: Plimpton Hall Would serve the 336 students living in Plimpton.
600 W. 116th St. Notes: 1. Advantage of already installed TV in the lounge which would be a phenomenal addition to a workout room. 2. No interference with laundry room.
Expected Budget Per Workout Room:
Why is 600 the priority? • Reaches the highest concentration of Barnard students • Plimpton has advantage of being nearby Columbia’s Dodge Fitness Center
Mini Gym Model: Schapiro Hall on 115th St.
Mini Gym Model East Campus Columbia Housing