Steel Rises for Residence Hall as Stage X Momentum Continues

Published 07.15.2009


New housing complex rises toward residency Lifting steel into place A looming presence on the automotive landscape Scaffolding charts course at ATC West-side addition earmarked at MTCNoticeable progress continues in Penn College's $45.27 million Stage X building program the Dauphin Hall residential complex on the west end of campus and renovations to the Hager Lifelong Education Center, Parkes Automotive Technology Center and Avco-Lycoming Metal Trades Center/Machining Technologies Center. Andrew M. Richardson, construction manager, provided this comprehensive update: Steel is going up for Dauphin's A section, with foundation work and underground utilities continuing for B and C. The elevator hoistways are the two visible masonry items,level with the second floor (and with two floors to go). ATC roof work is being completed, most masonry is finished, and windows and curtain walls are being installed. Interior finishes bathroom tilework, doors and hardware, overhead garage doors, painting and ceilings are being completed. Car lifts have been moved inside for installation. Electrical, plumbing and sprinkler, and HVAC work is continuing; paving will be done this week and next. At the LEC, all trades are completing work in the second-floor architectural suite and media art areas that will be ready for classes in August. Work on the mechanical addition continues, as does construction of the elevator hoistway within the building, and glazing and curtain walls are being installed. Work on the many construction phases in LEC will continue through August 2010. Masonry and foundation work is ongoing at the MTC, with mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors continuing installations and rough-ins. Most demolition work is complete and the addition at the west end of the building soon will visibly take shape.Photos by Jessica L. Tobias, student photographer