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Current Construction Projects

Several improvement projects are underway and the results promise to be amazing. In the meantime, construction may create short-term inconveniences like noise, route obstruction and room reassignment.  

Keep ahead of these impacts by looking for the “cone.” Campus signage and PPCC.EDU both have a cone that lead to more information. Specifically visit this page for weekly updates on what’s happening.

Miscellaneous Projects

Rampart Walking Path Project Has Started

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Rampart Walking Path project started on October 19th with site grading and surveying. Currently, grading is continuing with plans to begin concrete pouring the week of November 16th. We’re excited about this new walking path as it will provide a vibrant outdoor recreational and exercising space for the campus and public to enjoy.

Centennial Campus Projects

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Aspen Building Remodel

Learning Commons Open House

The Learning Commons Open House is tomorrow, Friday September 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is an opportunity to explore the new space that’s now home to tutoring, technology support and library services. A 10 a.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be followed by light refreshments and demos throughout the day. • Demo the new Learning Commons App • Take a learning style assessment • Demo the Lib Guides • Learn more about faculty coaching techniques

Hillside Construction

Hillside Construction is Complete

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The construction of the new South Lot Hillside is done and the new trails are now open for business.

North Side Drop Off

The End is in Sight

Despite another week of mostly weather delays, the completion of the new Drop Off is in sight. The improvements and upgrades from our previous drop off area are already being seen. Landscaping and signage are set to continue next week and we expect the area to be fully open on October 16th. As always, we appreciate everyone's patience and understanding as we work to wrap up this project. Please contact Facilities if you have any questions.

Additional Projects

Marie Walsh Sharpe Project DTSC

Marie Walsh Sharpe Creative Commons is Open

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The new Creative Commons is now open for classes. This Monday students will start using all three of the rooms, as well as the remodeled gathering area in the corridor. We appreciate everyone who has been involved with and affected by this major remodel. As always, please contact Facilities with any questions or concerns.

Artistic Elements

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Some of the more artistic elements of the design have started to arrive. The picture above shows the perforated metal panels that adorn the back wall of the outdoor space. More finish work will continue next week as well as move in completion. We continue to appreciate the understanding and cooperation of everyone involved with and affected by this important remodel. Please contact Facilities with any questions or concerns.

Final View

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With the installation of the window wall, both permanent and temporary portions, it is now possible to see how the new Creative Commons will have excellent views to the west and incorporate as much natural light as possible. The next week will see final finishes of the interior space. We appreciate the understanding and cooperation of everyone involved with and affected by this important remodel. Please contact Facilities with any questions or concerns.

Concrete Plan

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The exterior patio work has taken a major step forward with the completion of the concrete pours. You can now see the colors and patterns incorporated in to the concrete. The upcoming week will see more finish work and the beginning of the furniture move in. As always, we appreciate your understanding as we undergo this major remodel. Please contact Facilities with any questions or concerns.

Creative Space

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The Creative Commons space of the new project is taking shape. In the above photo you can see the dual lighting system, open ceiling, integrated storage, work rooms, and polished concrete floors. The upcoming week will see more finish work and cabinetry as well as continued work on the exterior portion. As always, we appreciate your understanding as we undergo this major remodel of the north building at DTSC. Please contact Facilities with any questions or concerns.

Final Grade In

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The final grade of the new courtyard area is done. Concrete work will start soon. Work continues on the cabinetry and interior finishes this week as well as the site concrete prep exterior. As always, we appreciate your cooperation as we near completion of this important remodel. Please contact Facilities with any questions or concerns

We Have Lights

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This picture is of the new open ceiling in the Creative Commons. While not very visible when turned off, the new array of adjustable and aim-able lights is installed. Work continues on the cabinetry and site this week. As always, we appreciate your cooperation as we near completion of this important remodel. Please contact Facilities with any questions or concerns

Concrete Going In

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The site concrete is being poured this week. This is the first of several pours that will be done to complete the new courtyard area outside the Creative Commons. The above photo shows the foundation of the wall that delineates the south edge of the courtyard. The next week will see more site work, painting, and ceiling work as well as lighting installation and cabinetry installation. We continue to appreciate your understanding during this important remodel. Please contact Facilities with any questions or concerns.

Walls are up

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The walls along the back side of the new Creative Commons are up and finish work is underway. The above photo shows the entrance to the storage area and the back work room. The next week will see more site work, painting, and ceiling work as well as lighting installation. As always we appreciate your understanding during this important remodel. Please contact Facilities with any questions or concerns.

Good Foundation

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Even a short wall needs a good foundation. The picture above shows the form work for the curved patio wall, including the foundation. The next week will see more, electrical, drywall, site work, and painting. Also the new air handling unit will be placed on the roof on Monday. As always we appreciate your understanding during this important remodel. Please contact Facilities with any questions or concerns.

Crane Lift

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This week saw the crane lifting HVAC equipment off the roof. This is the first step in putting a new unit in place to serve the new space. The next week will see more, electrical, drywall, and site work. As always we appreciate your understanding during this important remodel. Please contact Facilities with any questions or concerns.

New Structure Installed

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The new structural columns have been installed in the new opening to the Creative Commons. This will enable the more natural light as well as integrate the interior and exterior spaces. The next week will see more framing, electrical, and drywall work as well as the roof top work that includes a crane lift of the air conditioning unit. As always we appreciate your understanding during this important remodel. Please contact Facilities with any questions or concerns.

Walls Going Up

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The new walls in the Creative Commons are being framed up. The upcoming week will include more framing, demolition of the exterior wall, site work, and electrical wiring. We continue to appreciate your cooperation with this important remodel. Please contact Facilities with any questions or concerns.

Excavation is complete

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The excavation for the new patio area is complete. This week, the ductwork has been going in and the walls have started going up. The upcoming week will see more plumbing, electrical, and wall framing work being done, as well as some utilities work outside. We continue to appreciate your understanding and patience as we work this project. Please contact the Facilities department with any concerns you have.

Floor Polished

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This week saw the majority of the work on the flooring being accomplished as well as ductwork and plumbing. The upcoming week will see more ductwork, plumbing, electrical, and wall framing work being done. We continue to appreciate your understanding and patience as we work this project. Please contact the Facilities department with any concerns you have.

Duct, Duct, Glue

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The picture above shows a construction crew hanging some of the new ductwork going into the Creative Commons area. This ductwork will go together with adhesive sealants and mechanical fasteners in a way that presents a finished look. Which is good, because it will still be visible when the space is complete since we are keeping the industrial look and feel in this project to allow for greater ceiling height and a more open environment. The upcoming week is going to include more ductwork, concrete floor polishing, wall framing, surveying, and exterior wall work. We appreciate your continued understanding as we progress through this remodel. Please contact Facilities if you have any questions or concerns.

More Open

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The full extent of the open space to become the Creative Commons can now be seen. The above photo is a panoramic shot from standing in the new entry. The upcoming week will continue to see grading work outside, as well as flooring work beginning in the rooms. We appreciate your continued understanding as we progress through this remodel. Please contact Facilities if you have any questions or concerns.

Earth Moving

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The removal of the dirt and rocks to make way for the new patio has begun. Over the next few days you will be able to see the miniature earth mover working away. The next week will involve more work on plumbing and electrical and the start of HVAC installation. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this project. Please contact Facilities with any concerns.

Open Space Visible

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It is now possible to see the open space taking shape that will become the Creative Commons. Demolition continues this week and next, and rough in work on electrical and plumbing is happening. As always, thank you for your understanding during this remodel. Please contact Facilities with any questions or concerns.

Demolition Continues

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This week we have had more demolition as well as some of the first rough in work for plumbing. The next week will involve more light demolition and more rough in work for plumbing and electrical. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this project. The scope of the remodel is large and will be impressive when complete. Please contact Facilities with any concerns.

Demolition Begins

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This week saw the beginning the construction process with the majority of the demolition being done. Next week will involve some light demo as well as rough in work plumbing. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we go about this major remodel. Please continue to contact Facilities with any concerns.

Marie Walsh Sharpe Creative Commons is in design phase

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Design work has started on the Marie Walsh Sharpe Creative Commons. Work us underway to determine existing conditions and finalize the project requirements.