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Down to the details on Rock Creek’s Building 1

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April 29, 2014
Story and photos by Karen Kane

Exciting things are happening at the Rock Creek campus! Boxes are being packed and moving schedules are being set as the project team from Faison Construction is wrapping up the remodel of Building 1.

Faison staff met with architect Aaron Schalon from Opsis Architecture April 23 for a walk-though of the building. Opsis is the architectural firm engaging in design and master planning work for the voter-approved capital construction program at Rock Creek.

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(Left to right) Tim Williams from Faison Construction, Aaron Schalon from Opsis Architecture and Eleza Faison from Faison Construction conduct a walk through of Building 1 at Rock Creek. The building is expected to be completed in June, 2014.

Building 1, which formerly held the district’s Central Distribution Services, is expected to be completed in June, 2014. After undergoing a complete renovation, the building will become home to Public Safety offices and Facilities Management Services.

Faison Superintendent Timothy Williams and Project Manager Eleza Faison joined Schalon and Ty Harvey, Rock Creek Campus program manager for the walk through. Building finishes, function of electrical and plumbing fixtures, and overall completion of work were areas of scrutiny during the punchlist review. Schalon noted areas needing attention, while Williams made detailed notes.

Williams said it should take his crew just a few days to address the items on the punch list. After that, sign offs for mechanical, electrical and other final inspections will take place before the building is considered “substantial completion.” Once that occurs, the building occupancy permit will be issued to PCC and crews can begin the move-in.

Harvey expects the building to be ready for PCC staff to move into in early June, 2014.

Faison has a working partnership with Fortis Construction, the prime construction manager/general contractor for the voter-approved bond projects at Rock Creek. The relationship is a direct result of the PCC’s goal to reinvest bond dollars into the local economy, mentor smaller construction companies and spread work and opportunity to minority and women-owned businesses and local vendors.

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

About Karen Kane

Karen Kane is the Community Relations Manager for the Sylvania Campus. A passionate storyteller and communicator, Karen has told the stories for several organizations in Portland, including the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and the ... more »

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