COVID-19 has left NOCCCD campuses dormant since March 2020; but, while faculty and staff have been working and students learning from home, Measure J construction projects have powered through. When employees and students make their safe return to campus, they will be sure to notice the new and improved buildings welcoming them home.
Cypress College has shared its construction updates via short video clips on social media. Check out the progress made by SUNDT Construction, Inc. on the Science, Engineering, and Math (SEM) Building, as well as the Veterans Resource Center (VRC). Once complete, the 106,023 square foot SEM Building will include a 100-seat immersive digital classroom and the addition of new lab spaces and classrooms with design features that will allow for future expansion. The building is currently about 65% complete and should be completely enclosed by November 2020.
Funded my Measure J and generous donations, the VRC, Tribute Garden, Veterans Memorial Bridge, and Outdoor Event Plaza will support the transition, integration, and personal development of student veterans as they navigate their path through the higher education system. An exciting recent milestone was the installation of the flag poles in the tribute garden. The VRC building is more than 90% complete with furniture installation set for this month and a completion anticipated by the end of the calendar year.
At Fullerton College, significant progress has been made on the $54 million building that will house the Humanities Division. On August 12, 2020, BNBuilders hosted a small "Topping Out Ceremony" as the last beam was installed on the towering steel-framed structure. On schedule to open in the summer of 2021, the building will feature 50 classrooms, office space for the division dean and faculty, conference rooms, restrooms, lactation room, and more.
Deemed essential workers in the state of California, the District thanks the teams at Sundt Construction, Inc. and BNBuilders for the progress made over the past several months on these Measure J projects.