Interior finishes and specialties are being installed and drywall finishing is ongoing. Overhead acoustical panel installation is ongoing. Cabinetry and built-in desks continue to be installed. Culinary equipment is being installed. Signage installation has begun. Restroom accessory installation is about to begin. Tile work, carpet, and other flooring activities are ongoing. Decorative metal railing posts have been installed at the open stairs and perforated panels will be installed in March. Glass railing at floor openings is complete. Three of the five elevators are complete. Cable tray installation, wire pulling, and pipe insulation are nearly complete.
Exterior metal panel activities are ongoing on the upper paseo. Paseo waterproofing is nearly complete and elevated concrete topping slab will be poured soon afterward. Sitework is currently ongoing in the paseo and on the west side. Sidewalks are being installed. Landscaping and finishes to begin shortly.
Gas service is now on in the building and plumbing fixtures are being installed. Overhead utilities are still underway in the southern portion of the building. Restroom tilework is making progress, as well as carpet tile in many office suites and study rooms. Ceiling tile installation has begun and acoustic panels are currently in progress in the main corridors. Stair railings continue to be installed. Millwork, such as cabinetry and built-in reception desks, is being installed.
The building exterior metal wall panel installation is still in progress. Exterior site grading and flatwork have begun.
Teams have completed design development. Abatement is complete and interior demolition is nearing completion. Crews have begun installing a separation wall to seal off the construction area.
Construction is ongoing for temporary space in Building 4000 to house fine arts, performing arts, and computer science programs that are relocating from Rio Grande Campus. Meanwhile, the college is meeting with future user groups to identify furniture and equipment needs
A Request for Qualifications has been issued to solicit proposals for the design and construction of a parking garage on the southeast side of the former mall.
Architectural programming for ACC Highland Phase 2 is complete. Site utilities and internal roadways in the west and south side of the site are near completion.
Abatement of the former mall building is underway and will be performed in phases by contractors ARC Abatement and Baer Engineering. The college expects to begin some permitting and construction tasks while abatement is ongoing.
The Austin Community College District Board of Trustees approved street names for the Highland development. The names pay tribute to the college’s heritage and individuals who guided its growth. Trustees also approved the name for a 2.6-acre green space within the development.
Three Construction-Manager-at-Risk firm finalists — Flintco, SpawGlass, and DPR presented proposals to ACC’s Board of Trustees. Selection is expected in September.