Bond projects update: Planning, project team selection continues

Austin Community College’s Bond Program Steering Committee have met throughout September and October to discuss projects impacting multiple campuses and weigh options for accommodating programs (such as dance and art) that will need temporary specialty space during construction.

See a summary of recent activity below. Project plans and timelines are subject to change as designs are finalized. Find bond project information and updates on the following webpages:

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  • Administrators and staff continue to coordinate the scope of work with renovations at Rio Grande Campus.
  •  Expanded offices for ACC District Police are complete. The department will relocate to the new offices once a new fire alarm system is complete and approved by the City of Austin.
  • ACC’s Environmental Health & Safety and Purchasing offices are evaluating abatement contractors. Crews are designing a demising wall to separate the abatement area from occupied space.
  • Construction begins early next year on the biotechnology commercialization wet lab, which is expected to be complete in late 2016. A groundbreaking is planned.

Leander Campus

The Leander Campus Steering Committee met with Pfluger Associates, SmithGroupJJR, and MWM DesignGroup to discuss master planning for the campus.

Construction manager candidates presented to ACC’s Board of Trustees on October 5. Trustees are expected to name the CMR in November. View a recording of the board meeting.

riogrande2Rio Grande Campus – Main building

The college plans to close the campus main building and annex at the end of the spring 2017 semester. Administrators and staff have started determining where programs and classes will be relocated. ACC is exploring partnerships with organizations that could provide temporary drama and dance studio space and is examining the cost of relocating art facilities and the theater scene shop to temporary space in the mall building.

ACC’s board heard presentations by architect candidates on October 5; trustees are expected to select the architect in November. View a recording of the board meeting.

Round Rock Campus

Programming discussions are ongoing. The college is considering converting space in Building 3000 to dedicated health science lab facilities as part of plans to create a destination campus.

ACC has received qualification statements from CMR candidates, who are expected to present to trustees in December.

elginweb-1_700x268Elgin Campus

An evaluation committee has interviewed architect/engineer candidates, who are expected to present to trustees in November. Facilities and Construction plans to issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a construction manager in mid-October.

Hays Campus

Facilities and Construction is interviewing architect candidates in October; finalists are expected to present to trustees in November. ACC expects to issue an RFQ for a construction manager in October.

The scope of work includes tentative plans for a burn field, driving track, firing range, and swift water rescue facilities.

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