October 2019 | ACC Highland Phase 2

The interior wall framing is almost complete and sheetrock work is expected to wrap by mid-November. Many interior walls have been primed and painted. Interior and exterior doors are being hung. Ceiling grid installation is continuing and mechanical components, including chilled beams, light fixtures, etc., are being dropped into the ceiling grids. The majority of the elevators also have been installed. The Paseo on Phase 2 is taking shape with grading underway. Exterior concrete paving will begin shortly. The project remains on schedule to open for fall 2020 next August.

September 2019 | ACC Highland Phase 2

The chilled water pipes have been flushed and a portion of the building now has conditioned air. Interior finishes are progressing. The ceiling grid and light fixtures are beginning to be installed. The glass handrails at the floor openings are being installed. Wall and floor tile have begun. Door frames and hollow metal window frames, as well as glass, continue to be installed. The concrete floors in certain areas have been ground smooth and will be polished. The kitchen hoods are installed in the Culinary area. Meanwhile, the interior southern portion of the building is framed and infrastructure is nearly complete.

August 2019 | ACC Highland Phase 2

All aspects of construction have progressed as the building is large and in various stages of construction from one end to the other. Exterior curtain wall, storefront windows, and doors are being installed, and the building will be completely enclosed in the coming weeks. Nearly all of the walls are framed throughout and a good portion of the lower level walls have sheetrock. Interior storefront windows also are being installed. The chilled water pipes will be flushed soon and conditioned air will be turned on in the northern portion of the building in the coming weeks so that building finishes may begin.

July 2019 | ACC Highland Phase 2

Construction crews continue to work over the summer on the Highland Campus Phase 2 renovation project, including waterproofing exterior openings, pouring sound slabs and ramps, open stair steel installation, and reinstalling permanent fencing around the chiller yard. The paseo stair and the roof connector bridge have been poured. Concrete block walls at the performance hall are completed. Exterior sheathing to strengthen the wall system and provide a layer of protection against outside elements is 90 percent complete with exterior framing and sheathing of the Paseo and south portion of the building still to go. Skylight installation is almost complete.

Underground utility trenching, chilled water piping, and storm pipe installation are ongoing, as are mechanical/electrical/plumbing overhead and in-wall installation, canopy work, and overhead fire protection.

This past month, construction crews also began work on the elevators, plaster in penthouses 1 and 2, and drywall in penthouse 3.

May 2019 | ACC Highland Phase 2

ACC Highland Campus Phase 2 progress continues despite the wet weather. The roofing on the north building is 95 percent complete and 65 percent complete on the south building, and exterior sheathing is 85 percent complete. In the paseo, exterior framing and sheathing is ongoing. The paseo stairs and roof connector bridge also have been poured. Waterproofing at all exterior openings is complete, minus the paseo area. Concrete walls at the performance hall are currently being installed. Interior framing; sheetrock installation; and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing work are all ongoing. Underground utility trenching is scheduled to begin soon.

April 2019 | ACC Highland Phase 2

Construction crews continue work on Highland Campus Phase 2. The structural steel erection was completed in February. Shoring and formwork for the connector bridge and social stair foundation at the paseo have started. The paseo canopy steel has been erected, and the loading dock slab and sidewalks have been placed. One additional chiller and cooling tower have been installed to the existing chiller plant. Steel roof decking is complete and roofing work and wall framing are underway. Drywall installation has begun on the lower level.

February 2019 | ACC Highland Phase 2

Construction continues on phase 2 at ACC Highland. Crews completed the removal of floor finishes in January and are now re-pouring concrete that was in disrepair. Work also continues on the new television studio and the music performance hall. Outside, lighting supports for the canopy are going up. Interior design consultants at Edwards Mulhausen also released new renderings of furniture, fixtures, and equipment showcasing design considerations for gathering spaces and the new culinary restaurant. View the video >

January 2019 | ACC Highland Phase 2

Demolition of the southeast portion of the building is complete, and construction on the college’s drama and dance departments and assembly areas for occupancy load, vibration, and clear-span of columns/beams is underway. Steel erection, roofing, and underground utility work are ongoing.

Concrete has been poured for the meeting presentation hall and music performance hall and elevator shafts are complete. Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing work is 55 percent installed.

December 2018 | ACC Highland Phase 2

HLC Phase 2 Exterior Rendering

Phase 2, which will add 415,000 square feet of flexible advanced facilities, features a creative digital media center, a health sciences/STEM regional simulation center, continuing education and workforce centers, and a culinary arts and hospitality management center with a student-operated restaurant. Crews are about 50 percent complete on a number of lower-level projects including mechanical/electrical/plumbing overhead and interior wall framing. Steel construction also is approximately 50 percent complete. Roofing installation is now underway. The metal roof deck is approximately 50 percent installed and air handling units in the three rooftop penthouses will be installed by end of January.