Health and Wellness - F Wing Renovations
The Delta College Health Professions Building project will include 91,484 square feet of renovated space and 950 square feet of additional space for a hospital-size elevator. Construction and renovation is targeted for the summer of 2013. This would allow the least amount of disruption to the many students studying in the health-related fields, by scheduling the project during the spring/summer semester.
Focusing on innovative design, content and the highest level of sustainable construction, Delta College will:
- Upgrade medical and dental equipment
- Create multi-disciplinary laboratory and simulation rooms
- Increase flexibility for future programs
- Create a critical care simulation area and multimedia laboratory
- Optimize classrooms and common spaces
- Create interactive space outside the classroom for students and faculty
Supporting Delta College's strong emphasis on sustainability, we will build to the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standard of construction.
The State of Michigan believes in Delta's ability to provide excellence in health education and has allocated $10 million to the project, but this is only half of the much-needed funds. The College is contributing $3 million from its Capital Reserve Fund toward the match, which leaves $7 million to complete the project. The Delta College Foundation is required to raise the entire amount in order to be eligible to receive funding. As the project is implemented and construction occurs, all local dollars must be spent first, before receiving the match from the state.
For information on how you can help the INNOVATION Health Campaign, contact Pam Clark, Executive Director of the Delta College Foundation, at 989-686-9225.
Progress to Date
As of May 8th
Demolition is going well in all areas and should be completed by the end of the week in most areas. Walls on the 2nd floor are now framed and drywall is installed in many areas. Framing of the walls in the west half of the first floor is currently in progress. Blockfiller and the first coat of paint have been installed in the Modality and Physical Therapy areas. Wall tile is currently being installed in the locker rooms. Walls in the lower west half of the building are framed and ready for drywall. Wall framing will occur in the east half once demolition is complete. Mechanical and electrical systems are being installed throughout the building, including wall and ceiling rough ins.
As of April 24th
The second floor is ready for insulation and drywall. Block filling and the first coat of paint has completed on the first floor in the modality and physical therapy area. Ceramic tile will be installed in several areas starting May 1st. The floor and wall tile in the locker rooms will be the first completed. The remaining demolition on the first floor will take place beginning the first week of May. Demolition in the dental clinic is taking place this week. Structural steel is being installed in the lower level to support the floors and wall openings. Demolition on the mechanical room has also begun.
As of April 10th
The second floor demolition is progressing well. Framing on the second floor has begun. Installation of burnished block on the lower level will being soon. The atrium addition is progressing well and the foundation walls have been poured. Waterproofing work will begin the week of April 17th. After the semester ends work will begin on the mechanical room. Once the mechanical room is demolished air handling equipment can be installed.
As of March 27th
Demolition of the west half of the lower level is complete and the floor infills have been poured. The masonry walls are nearly finished in the microbiology area. In wall rough in is now complete. Demolition on the second floor is scheduled for the week of April 1st.
As of March 13th
Demolition has begun on the inside of the building. The existing microbiology room on the first floor has been demolished and crews are starting to layout for construction in this area. Masonry walls should be staring shortly. Demo in the lower level has also begun. Crews are working on the west half of the lower level and are working to remove masonry walls and the elevated depressed floors in the classrooms. Electrical and mechanical demo is also progressing. Contractors have created an opening into the lower level through the exterior wall. The temporary site fencing has been installed. Fisher has completed demo of the existing planter and is currently working to install the sheet piling used for earth retention.