Construction heats up in August
It may be summer break, but construction at Pierce College takes no vacations. Summer is one of the busiest times of year for Pierce College Fort Steilacoom and Puyallup. It’s a key time to make repairs, ramp up construction projects, and ready the colleges for the return of students in September.
Here’s a look at the August projects at both colleges:
Pierce Fort Steilacoom
• At the Cascade building, crews are replacing the exterior walls around the south wing and making revisions to the entrances to Dental Hygiene and Veterinary Technology. New sidewalks, landscaping, and lighting in that area will be coming soon.
•Also in the Cascade building, offices are moving as areas are renovated. For example, some administrative offices are moving from the second to the third floor, and Student Programs and Veterans Services are expected to move to the Sunrise building for about a year while that area of the Cascade building undergoes dramatic renovation. (Correction: The Student Veteran Center is moving to the Sunrise building, not the Veterans Services office. Sorry for the confusion. Big thanks to Vickie for helping us out on this!)
• Several areas of damaged paving along the bus route through campus will be repaired next month. Traffic may be disrupted during this time, but paving should be finished before the start of fall quarter Sept. 21.
• The wood bridge at the main entrance to the Arts and Allied Health is now being replaced with a concrete bridge, which will be less slippery in wet or freezing weather.