By School Construction News –
Danis Building Construction, a provider of construction services for public and private commercial and industrial projects, is becoming a staple in university construction and development. Danis, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, has worked with the University of Dayton (UD) on more than a dozen projects during the past 60 years.
The company has been doing preconstruction work at UD and is also preparing for upcoming construction, specifically at the Founder’s Hall dormitory. Throughout all of their work, Danis keeps the overall university image in mind, to ensure the campus has a cohesive aesthetic — especially with its new construction.
“We’re always happy to work with UD on their renovation and construction projects,” said John Danis, CEO at Danis. “The university is a major asset to our Dayton community and we’re proud to partner with them to make the campus the best it can be.”
In 2012, Danis completed renovations on the College Park Center (CPC) building façade, which included staining the yellow bricks red to match building exteriors campus-wide. Danis also added stone elements to the façade and softened the roofline.
Danis has worked with UD on several dormitories in the past, including first-year residence halls Marycrest and Stuart. UD was pleased with the work and decided to retain Danis for its Founders Hall dormitory renovations, set to begin this summer. Founders Hall, a first-year residence, was constructed in 1954 and houses approximately 400 students.
The Founders Hall renovations include:
- Building a new elevator and shaft;
- Creating a new, accessible vestibule entry from the courtyard side of the building;
- Renovating the exterior courtyard site;
- Installing a new emergency generator;
- Adding new fire suppression in the entire building;
- Installing a new HVAC to include air conditioning;
- Renovating all common bathrooms;
- Removing residence room wardrobes; and constructing fire wall separations between rooms.
The Danis team also recently performed preconstruction work on the UD Music Center for the Music Program’s relocation.
Danis began working with UD in 1947, including building and renovations for the following:
- Anderson Hall Computer Labs
- UD Arena Basketball Arena
- Student Housing
- Engineering & Research Building
- South Campus
- Kettering Residence Hall
- Kennedy Union
- Athletic Complex
- Music & Art Building
- Liberty Hall
- St. Joseph’s Hall
- Physics Impact Lab
- The Law School
According to Jason Carter, Danis’ project manager for the CPC renovations, Danis works on between two to three projects per year at UD, and is looking forward to continuing its work with the university in the future.
Danis also has experience building and renovating on a number of universities nationwide, including Xavier University; University of Cincinnati; Ohio State University; Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; Wright State University; North Carolina State University; University of North Carolina and Duke University.
For more information about the company and their recent or upcoming projects, please visit: http://www.danis.com/.