Facilities Project Timeline

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February 16th, 2018

Completed activities include:

  • Installation of drywall in Construction Tech and Power Line offices
  • Installation of electrical rough-in in Auto Tech lab
  • Installation of ductwork in Auto Tech lab
  • Installation of exterior framing and sheathing in administrative area
  • Fireproofing of the kitchens and student dining area
  • Foundation block for connector

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February 12th, 2018

View the drone footage flyover to see how much the campus has grown.

 


February 9th, 2018

Completed activities include:

  • Installation of plumbing rough-in in the Auto Tech lab
  • Installation of window and door frames in the Auto Tech lab
  • Installation of MEP in-wall rough-in at Digital Design area

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February 2nd, 2018

Building principals from all of our partner districts took time out of their day to tour the addition and talk about how our students will benefit from being under one campus.

 

Interesting fact of the week:

  • 4,750 linear feet of ductwork has been installed

Completed activities include:

  • Framing of clerestory walls in the Auto Technology lab
  • Placement of concrete foundations and piers in the "A"
  • Installation of hydronic piping in Engineering Technology and Auto Technology labs
  • Installation of MEP hangers in Student Dining and Culinary Arts lab
  • Installation of Roof Decking in Fire Servicing Technology lab
  • Fireproofing in Digital Design area

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January 26th, 2018

Interesting facts to date:

  • 3,300 cubic yards of concrete have been poured
  • 105,000 square feet of drywall have been placed
  • 5,260 metal framing studs have been installed

Completed activities include:

  • Installation of masonry veneer at the courtyard
  • Installation of plumbing rough-in in Engeering Technology lab
  • Installation of drywall & insulation of south corridor
  • Pour slab on grade in Culinary Arts lab
  • Erection of structural steel in Administration area, Early Childhood lab, and Fire Service Training lab
  • Installation of decking in Administration area and Early Childhood Education lab 

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January 19th, 2018

Completed activities include:

  • Framing of clerestory in area B
  • Slab on grade pour in area D
  • Erection of structural steel in area F
  • Hydronic piping in area A
  • Installation electrnical rough-in in areas A & B

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January 12th, 2018

Completed activities include:

  • Installation of plumbing rough-in in area A
  • Installations of Window blocking in southwest elevations
  • Installation window & door frames in area, A & B
  • Framing of Clerestory in area A
  • Installation of sprinkler system in areas A & B
  • Slab on grade prep in areas D & E
  • Pour slab on grade section in area D
  • Installation of masonry veneer on south elevation

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January 5th, 2018

Completed activities include:

  • Installation of ductwork in area B
  • Installation of underground electric in areas D & E
  • Removal of west elevation exterior panels
  • Demolition of existing building

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December 21st, 2017

Completed activities include:

  • Rough-in of in-wall electric in area A
  • Temporary wall in the Telecommunication Room
  • Relocation of security and RTU controls in existing building

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December 18th, 2017

DACC Director of Operations, talks about when the addition will be connected to the existing south campus and how Elford is working with us to accommodate our testing schedules.

 


December 15th, 2017

DACC celebrated the remobilization of construction with a Beam Signing Ceremony for all who were closely involved in getting construction back on track. The ceremony was held exactly one year after receiving news of the invalidated levy.


December 8th, 2017

Central Office staff are  now housed at the North Campus until their final office spaces in the renovated south campus are complete. The previous Central Office spaces at the south campus are now under construction. Demolition of the south wall is being prepared in order to connect the addition to the existing south campus building.

Completed activities include:

  • Exterior insulation in south, east, west, and courtyard area
  • Underground plumbing in area D and E
  • HVAC hangers in area A and B
  • Underground electric in area D

 

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December 4th, 2017

Students at the north and south campuses were invited to sign beams that will be placed in the main entrance of the newly renovated/constructed building to forever put their mark on the Delaware Area Career Center.

 

Watch the video invitation issued by DACC Superintendent, Mary Beth Freeman:


December 1st, 2017

Completed activities include:

  • Mezzanine slab on deck in Area D & E

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November 30th, 2017

As the construction/consolidation project remobilizes, DACC's Superintendent, Mary Beth Freeman, shares what this means for the project,  project, the timeline, and for our students.

 


July 21st, 2017

Complete activities include:

  • Patching and milling the asphalt on Peachblow Road
  • Spreading remaining top soil for final grading and backfilling curbs
  • Placement of concrete curbs around parking lots
  • Placement of concrete approaches at new driveways

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July 14th, 2017

Complete activities include:

  • Cast in place concrete for the paint booth pit in Area C
  • Placement of interior concrete slabs on grade in Area C
  • Placement of concrete for new sidewalk in East Parking Lot

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July 7th, 2017

Complete activities include:

  • Placement of concrete slab for polished concrete in Area B
  • Placement of interior concrete slabs on grade in Area B

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June 15th, 2017

The DACC Board of Education toured the addition and walked through future lab spaces, classrooms, and the cafeteria.

 

 


June 2nd, 2017

Complete activities include:

  • Installation of rooftop equipment support framing
  • Installation of oil and grease interceptors in the courtyard
  • Placement of concrete curbs in the South parking lot
  • Sitework and underground electric for the Glenn Parkway turn lane

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May 19th, 2017

Complete activities include:

  • Installation of the primary & secondary electric service line in the courtyard
  • Installation of gravel base for parking lots
  • Roofing Areas A through C
  • Installation of temporary enclosures in Areas A and B

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May 5th, 2017
Complete activities include:

  • Construction of masonry firewall
  • Installation of underground plumbing in Area C
  • Metal stud framing Area D
  • Sheathing the exterior of Area D

   

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April 28th, 2017
Complete activities include:

  • Installation of underground plumbing in Area B
  • Installation of underground electric in Area A
  • Reconstruction of the existing LGIA
  • Placement of concrete footings in Area J and at temporary enclosure wall
  • Installation of light pole bases in the South Parking Lot

   

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April 21st, 2017
Complete activities include:

  • Installation of structural steel in Area E to column line 21
  • Metal stud framing Area C
  • Sheathing the exterior of Areas A, B, and C
  • Installation of underground plumbing in Areas A and B
  • New gas line to future Burn Building

   

 

Read the full executive summary.


April 14th, 2017
Complete activities include:

  • Metal stud framing in Area B
  • Installation of storm structures in the courtyard

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April 7th, 2017
Complete activities include:

  • Metal stud framing in Area A
  • Installation of metal decking in Area D

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March 31st, 2017
Complete activities include:

  • Grouting masonry foundations in Areas C, D, and F
  • Installation of structural steel in Area D to column line 21
  • Backfilling of masonry foundations in Area H
  • Installation of masonry firewall to scaffold height

   

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March 24th, 2017
Complete activities include:

  • Receipt of conditional building permit for Liberty Township
  • Tie-in of water line to existing fire protection system
  • Installation of the water line backflow preventer and water meter vault
  • Flushing and testing of the remaining water line system
  • Installation of masonry foundation in Area H
  • Backfilling of masonry foundations in Areas C, D, and F

   

 

 

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March 10th, 2017
Complete activities include:

  • Installation of perimeter masonry foundations in Area D
  • GMP No. 3 Contractor Kick-Off meeting

   

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March 3rd, 2017
Complete activities include:

  • Installation of remaining masonry foundation in Area C
  • Placement of concrete foundations in Areas F & H
  • Placement of concrete foundation for the firewall
  • Flushing and testing of available portion of the new water line system
  • Installation of perimeter masonry foundation in Area D

   

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February 24th, 2017
Complete activities include:

  • Finished the remaining concrete perimeter foundations in Areas C & D.
  • Installation of structural steel for Areas A, B, & C
  • Finished the building pad for Areas C & D
  • Gas line connection to temporary meter from Columbia Gas
  • Relocation of existing technology & utility pathways
  • Installation of water lines

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February 17th, 2017
Complete activities include:

  • Approval of GMP No. 3 by the Board of Education
  • Installation of structural steel columns, beams, and joists in Areas A & B
  • Completion of the elevator pit

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February 10th, 2017
Complete activities include:

  • Placement of perimeter and interior concrete foundations in Area E
  • Grouting CMU foundations in Area B
  • Crane delivery and start of structural steel erection

 

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February 3rd, 2017
Complete activities include:

  • Storm structures to the north east retention pond
  • Storm structures along the new driveway
  • Delivery and assembly of the steel-erection crane

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January 20th, 2016
Complete activities include:

  • Received bids for Design Release No. 3
  • Installation of fire hydrants
  • Installation of CMU foundation in Areas A and B
  • Completion of building pad for Area E
  • Addition of a new construction access road

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December 30th, 2016
Complete activities include:

  • Installation of sanitary lines in existing parking lot
  • Installing of secondary feeders to new switchgear
  • Pulling of low voltage wiring in existing building
  • Installation of new switchgear and domestic water line tie-in

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December 23rd, 2016
Complete activities include:

  • Installation of storm sewers along the north portion of the site
  • Relocation of fiber optic service and power for cell tower
  • Installation of transformer
  • Removal of tanks along the north end of the existing building
  • Design Release No. 3 (Building) received on 12/22/16

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December 9th, 2016
Complete activities include:

  • Trenching for gas line installation
  • Relocation of fiber optic service for the building
  • Delivery of new switchgear
  • Installation of water line to the burn building area

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December 2nd, 2016
Complete activities include:

  • Underground electrical raceways for lights in parking lot
  • Relocation of underground power line
  • Asphalt paving for new access road
  • Installation of temporary signage for traffic control
  • Site rough grading along the east portion of the site

 

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November 18th, 2016
Complete activities include:

  • Finalizing GMP No. 2
  • Installation of new fiber optic service lines along St. Rt. 23
  • Grading along the north and west ends of the existing building for road replacement
  • Installation of conduits for new electrical service along the north end

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November 4th, 2016
Safety fencing has been put in place, temporary power line poles have been installed, and machines are grading the area for the addition.

     


October 14th, 2016
Completed activities include:

  • Installation of power poles for temporary power
  • Installation of temporary facilities for Elford
  • Installation of erosion and sediment control measures along the perimeter of the site

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September 28th, 2016
DACC held the official Groundbreaking Ceremony to kick off construction work for the renovation/addition. Representing DACC, SHP Leading Design, and Elford Inc. on the shovels are:

  • Ted Backus, DACC Board Member
  • Jim Hildreth, DACC Board Member
  • Ed Bischoff, DACC Board Member
  • Tom Kaelber, DACC Board Vice-President
  • Julie Wagner-Feasel, DACC Board President
  • Mary Beth Freeman, DACC Superintendent
  • Chris Bell, DACC Treasurer
  • Jack Higgins, DACC Director of Operations
  • Gregg Gaber, SHP Leading Design Managing Principal
  • Carrie Malatesta, SHP Leading Design Senior Interior Designer
  • Eric Bull, Elford Inc., Executive Vice President
  • Jim Smith, Elford Inc., CEO

Sheriff Russ Martin addressed the attendees along with DACC Board President, Julie Wagner-Feasel and DACC Superintendent, Mary Beth Freeman. DACC Food Service and Culinary Arts students provided refreshments. DACC Law Enforcement students greeted guests and escorted them through the rain.

       


August 18th, 2016
SHP Leading Design presented the DACC Board of Education with a virtual walk-through of the newly renovated building. All furniture and interior decorations are placeholders only.

 


July 21st, 2016
Representatives from SHP Leading Design and Elford Construction presented updates on the building project to the DACC Board of Education. At this point in time, the design phase is 70% complete. Timelines have been established as to when specific areas of south campus will be renovated. This timeline has been scheduled around instruction with minimal disruption to students. Select south office staff will temporarily move to the north campus while the south campus is being renovated.

SHP presented updated renderings of the site plan and interior and exterior preliminary designs. The updated site plan adds a detention pond in the South East corner to allow more space for the fire training grounds in the North East corner. The plan includes a great deal of natural and diffused light into the building while the interior focuses on flexible space for future use.

Elford is working on cost estimating and taking opportunities to shrink the schedule where possible. One such example is purchasing prefabricated electrical to save time on installation.

 


April 25th - 28th, 2016
SHP Leading Design met with lab and academic instructors to review classroom settings in more detail. Instructors provided input about where furniture and equipment will be placed, how students will flow in and out of their classrooms, where locker and storage spaces will be, and addressing any and all safety needs. Feedback from DACC staff and instructors has been a valuable part of the design process.


April 21st, 2016
Following an extensive stakeholder and community engagement process,the Delaware Area Career Center Board of Education approved the schematic design. In total, the facility features 118,816 square feet of hands-on learning labs with an additional 105,958 square feet of academic core spaces.

Members of each program, including staff and administrators, as well as community and business leaders, have been actively involved in the design process to create customized spaces suited to the needs of the program and the industry as a whole.

A number of site access and safety enhancements will be made to accommodate increased traffic flow on the site. The direct access path to US Route 23 on the west side of the building will be removed and a new Glenn Parkway access road will be created on the east side of the existing parking lot. This new Glenn Parkway entrance will serve as the primary entrance and exit route for buses and adult students. The existing parking lot access road south of DACC on Glenn Parkway will remain and serve as the primary entrance for students and faculty. Pedestrian traffic will be altered as well with separate entrances for high school students and adult students.

Aerial Rendering

Aerial Rendering

Artist's Rendering - Front Entrance

Artist's Rendering - Side Entrance


April 13th, 2016
SHP Leading Design presented further updates of the schematic design to the DACC Board of Education. The BOE will be voting on the final schematic design at the upcoming April 21st board meeting before entering into the Design Development stage.

Elford Inc also presented updated estimated costs to the BOE and expressed confidence that the project is projected to remain in budget. At this point, there are many opportunities to make cost-cutting decisions.

 


March 9th, 2016
SHP Leading Design presented updated drawings to the DACC Board of Education that included the overall site plan, new entrances that have been reviewed with city agencies and emergency services, and inspiration for the beginnings of interior and exterior designs. The new site plan removes the drive that exits directly onto State Route 23 and adds a driveway along the back of the building. These changes were in response to DACC BOE comments at the February work session.

 


March 8th, 2016
SHP Leading Design continued to meet with DACC staff, including non-instructional staff such as Maintenance, IT, Student Services, the Cafeteria, and the Media Center. Throughout this process, every department has provided input regarding the future of their space. 

 

 


February 23rd, 2016
DACC Superintendent, Mary Beth Freeman, held an all staff meeting to present the preliminary building design that the DACC Board of Education saw on February 10th.

 


February 15th, 2016
Members of the DACC Administrative Team met to review changes made since the board meeting. Preliminary designs for the interior and exterior were also presented.

 


February 10th, 2016
SHP Leading Design presented a preliminary site plan to the DACC Board of Education. This was the first time the BOE had seen preliminary designs. The BOE had time to voice comments, questions, and concerns. The next opportunity for the BOE to see updated drawings will be March 9th at the March work session.

 


February 3rd, 2016
The DACC Administrative Team reviewed changes to the preliminary building layout.

 


January 26th & 29th, 2016
Lab and academic teachers reviewed building plans for the first time to discuss overall locations of class spaces. SHP Leading Design also interviewed teaching staff about the way curriculum is delivered and the wants and needs they have for their programs.

 


January 22nd, 2016
Members of the DACC Administrative Team discussed the preliminary building layout. Topics at this meeting focused on parking lots, bus routes, and keeping student and community entrances separate to increase safety.

 


January 21st, 2016
The DACC Board of Education voted to approve the construction document with SHP Leading Design. This document included the budget amount of $45 million.


December 9th, 2015
SHP Leading Design gave a presentation to the DACC Board of Education at a special meeting.


November 19th, 2015
The DACC Board of Education approved the contract with Elford Construction.


November 11th, 2015
SHP Leading Design gave a presentation to the DACC Board of Education at a work session.


August 31st, 2015
DACC Administration held a second Facebook Q&A to discuss the facilities project.


August 27th, 2015
The DACC Board of Education selected Elford Construction as the Construction Manager at Risk at the August board meeting.


August 25th, 2015
DACC Administration held a community form at the north campus to discuss the facilities project.


August 13th, 2015
DACC Administration held a Facebook Q&A to discuss the facilities project.


August 4th, 2015
DACC Administration held a community forum at the south campus to discuss the facilities project.


August 3rd, 2015
The DACC Board of Education held interviews for the Construction Manager at Risk at a special meeting.


May 21st, 2015
The DACC Board of Education selected SHP Leading Design to provide design services for the facilities project.


April 29th, 2015
The DACC Board of Education interviewed potential architects at a special meeting.


March 10th, 2015
The DACC Board of Education authorized the Construction Manager at Risk process for the Consolidation of Facilities Project at a special meeting.


December 18th, 2014
The DACC Board of Education voted to consolidate the high school and adult education programs at the south campus location. This decision was based on a year-long study that included meetings with focus groups, facility studies, and input from associate districts. Benefits to moving to the south campus include:

  • The location is visible and easily accessible to the   community, an attribute that external focus groups determined was essential.
  • The land provides more options for expansion.
  • For each district, travelling to south campus either   cut down on travel time or made little-to-no negative impact on travel time compared to travelling to north campus.
  • South campus is near the center of Delaware County.

December 10th, 2014
At the December work session, the DACC Board of Education reviewed the site analysis and discussed topics such as development space, parking capacity, building height restrictions, and set back restrictions. The Board of Education also discussed the site options and the pros and cons of each option. At this stage, the options were to renovate/build at the north campus, renovate/build at the south campus, or start at a new piece of land.


November 12th, 2014
The DACC Board of Education reviewed the facilities report and a site analysis at a work session. Topics discussed included site development, programming, logistics, and information that came from the focus groups.


October 8th, 2014
Quandel Enterprises presented a Facilities Assessment to the DACC Board of Education at a work session. They discussed factors to consider, overall planning, and possible funding.


June 2014
Internal and external focus groups were held to discuss what education looks like today and what it will look like in the future. These groups provided valuable insight that led to many of the decisions that would be made in the future.


Fall 2013
DACC requested that a feasibility study be conducted on the existing space at both campuses. This feasibility study kicked off the discussion of whether or not the DACC Board of Education could pursue combining campuses and lasted approximately one year.