Brendon Johnson ’16 / Champlain College News
As the summer of changes is well underway there are multiple construction projects expanding Champlain College’s facilities.
Work is proceeding on schedule for one of the college’s largest projects, the new 75,000 square foot Communications and Creative Media (CCM) building. The large excavation downslope from Hauke is being filled with the concrete foundation walls and a new elevator tower. Steel is expected just after the 4th of July, and the building’s steel frame is planned to be erected by the end of September.
As part of the CCM project, the College is expanding its capacity to heat and cool campus buildings with geothermal technology. Well drillers will be mobilizing in the front yard area of Perry Hall to drill two new wells as well as increase the capacity of an existing well. This work should take between two and three weeks.
Work on the Res Tri project which included the construction of new residence halls Butler and Valcour is also proceeding as planned. The buildings are close to completion with landscaping work underway. As a part of this project, Whiting Hall is also being completely renovated to add more beds and an elevator. It will be completed for use this fall.
Joyce Hall is getting a new vestibule along the front façade of the building to provide an airlock for the three new teaching labs completed earlier this year. The steel frame has been erected and the floor slab will be poured this week. The project will be completed by the end of July. The Joyce Hall roof is also being replaced, with work beginning on June 23 and scheduled to be completed in early August.
During the summer of 2012, the College replaced most of the sidewalk around the Aiken Quad. Some of the work particularly in the north/south sections of sidewalk along the east and west sides of the Quad has not held up and is being replaced. Work will commence on the sidewalks between June 11 – 20.
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