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Taking in the new views (and buildings) at Cascade Campus
Photos and Story by Gina Whitehill-Baziuk
September 10, 2013
Written by Gina Whitehill-Baziuk
This summer Hoffman construction crews finished pouring and polishing all three concrete floors in the new academic building. They are now ready to begin exterior framing and mechanical and electrical work.
Construction on the new student center – just across the new campus plaza along N. Albina Avenue – is following work on the academic building by about three months. Crews have almost finished installing the metal decking, including the metal beam that campus and community members signed at the National Night Out event in early August. The signed beam has been installed on the top floor facing Albina Avenue and can be seen from the sidewalk. Later this month, crews will pour the concrete floors.
Pacificmark, an MWESB firm, is doing the interior work for the student center, as a sub contractor for Hoffman.
The underground parking garage is nearly complete. Hoffman crews finished the concrete walls in the garage and the ramp leading down to it this summer and are now working on mechanical and electrical rough-in and the stairwells leading to the new academic building and student center. Contractors finished painting the garage ceiling white and will install interior wayfinding signage later this fall.
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.