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Summer work at Rock Creek Campus
Photos and Story by Gina Whitehill-Baziuk
August 27, 2013
Written by Gina Whitehill-Baziuk
Studying can be a grind, but this week the grinding at Building 7 at Rock Creek is all about the north hallway of the first floor. That explains why the hallways are wrapped in plastic to keep the dust under control.
Summer projects for Rock Creek are moving forward: the addition to Building 7, re-striping of parking lots A and C, upgrades to the existing storm water detention pond and improvements to the dust collection system for the Building Construction Technology Program in Building 2.
Crews are making progress on the new main entrance to Building 7 as the building should be fully enclosed by the end of August–just in time for cooler temps and moisture. Construction is moving forward with interior framing, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing installations. Drywallers have started work on the ground floor and will move to the second floor. The glass curtain wall installation is 95 percent complete. This summer crews finished renovating the existing multi-stall restrooms in the building to improve ADA accessibility and install more efficient plumbing fixtures.
In preparation for the Building 5 work next spring, when Parking Lot B will be eliminated, crews are re-striping the existing parking lots (A and C) to make up for those lost spaces.
The existing storm water pond will be upgraded to accommodate the new buildings and meet current code requirements; work will begin this summer and will be completed by November 2013. The pond currently handles all of the storm water for the campus.
The dust collection system in the Building Construction Technology area in Building 2 will be upgraded to meet current indoor air quality standards. This project is awaiting final permits and will start this summer, with the goal of completing it by the start of fall term.
PCC’s 2008 voter-approved $374 million bond program is increasing opportunities for residents to access quality, affordable higher education close to where they live and work. Additional classrooms, updated equipment and technology, and advanced workforce training programs are helping to pave the way for future employment options. For more information, visit www.pcc.edu/about/bond/about.