$14-million Science Building Renovation Begins at Long Beach City College
2016-09-13 · By Editor
Long Beach City College began construction Monday, September 12, on a $14-million renovation of Building D, which houses science programs at the Liberal Arts Campus. The project is being funded with Measure E bonds.
“This renovation will revitalize our science programs with state-of-the-art facilities and technology to better prepare students for 21st Century challenges in critical STEM fields,” said LBCC Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley. “It will also increase capacity and allow more students to enroll in science courses.”
The building will remain open during construction. As with all LBCC construction and renovation work, building access will be improved and the project will incorporate “green building practices” that reduces energy and water usage.
Features of the Building D project include:
- First and second floor renovations of 17,512 square feet (of the 27,000 total square feet) to include new classrooms and lab areas, and paint and cosmetic updates for existing offices;
- Creation of a second microbiology classroom on the second floor that will double current capacity;
- New data cables throughout the entire building and audio/visual upgrades in new areas;
- Upgrades to all student and staff restrooms with water-conserving, low-flow fixtures;
- Energy efficient replacements for two rooftop HVAC units and an exhaust fan.
The total construction budget for the modernization of Building D, including design and construction, is $14.17 million. This project is being funded through the Measure E Bond, which has provided $440 million for new construction, renovations and repairs at LBCC’s Liberal Arts and Pacific Coast Campuses.
The project architect is Architects MSP and T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc. is the general contractor. Cordoba Corporation oversees and manages all LBCC Measure E projects.