Scheduled mechanical upgrade construction work was successfully completed during the winter break. Movers completed the reinstall of items in the library in time for the spring term start. The last phase of the major mechanical systems work was completed over spring and summer break. These improvements will increase the occupant comfort and energy efficiency of the building.
Construction of this project is about 80% complete. The project has been delayed due to Covid-19 impacts to manufacturing of the HVAC units. The final installations and commissioning are scheduled to occur in October and November.
The project is now in the final stages of construction completion and is slated to move into final close-out at the end of October.
Due to the ongoing work of the new Athletic-Kinesiology and Art Building projects,
fencing will impact the pathways through and around that part of the campus.
Please see the map below. There will also be maps and directional signs in all of the places where pathways and access have changed. Please also note the ADA pathways are marked in blue. Red areas indicate where the fencing cuts off access to construction zones where demolition and ground work is taking place.
For any questions or concerns, please contact Jim Buchanan
Building controllers and mechanical equipment upgrades are already completed on several buildings on campus. Project work continues in the Music and Performing Arts buildings during fall 2019. Part of the Library building improvements project is temporarily on hold pending completion of abatement activities and review of alternate schedules.
Plans are currently in DSA for review and expected back in early November. User groups will be reviewing those plans in early October.
The main switchgear replacement project has been completed on schedule. DVC is now fully powered by the new main switchgear power system, which is composed of all of the electrical disconnect switches used to control, protect and isolate all of the college’s electrical equipment.
In addition to the Athletics and Kinesiology Complex and Art Complex projects, an underground utilities project is necessary to ensure that the utility infrastructure can support the considerable construction and new buildings on the east side of campus.
An early bid package for this underground utilities work was approved by the Division of the State Architect (DSA) in October and the bidding process is proceeding, with the bid opening in November.
Construction is scheduled to start in January 2019 for the utilities work. Traffic flow in this area will be impacted but clear alternate routes will be available and clearly communicated at all times.