NYLON — Genesee Community College (GCC) will be offering two major construction projects for bid to contractors after reviews by the GCC Board of Trustees.
According to a press release from GCC, JMZ Architects and Planners are carefully designing the bid packages to attract as many local contractors as possible.
“Construction documents are almost complete and everything is on schedule,” said Kristin G. Schmitt, AIA, principal of JMZ Architects and Planners. “It has been a smooth process, which is a testament to the College.”
An 18,500 square-foot ‘Student Success Center’ and a 56,000 square-foot ‘College and Community Events Center’ are to be built on parallel construction schedules, allowing contractors to bid on both or the individual projects.
The arena is expected to be the largest open floor space in the GLOW region (Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming Counties),
JMZ anticipates five different bid packages for Site Work, General Contracting, Electrical, Plumbing/Fire Protection, and Heating, Ventilation and Cooling (HVAC). The construction bid packages are anticipated to be ready for review on Monday, Feb. 8.
The proposed deadline for the College to receive the publicly opened bids is Tuesday, Mar. 8.
The College and Community Event Center located at the far west side of the Batavia campus near the turf field will begin first to avoid disrupting College activities and spring semester traffic flow. The Student Success Center will begin after the Commencement ceremony on May 22, 2016. Project completion for both buildings is expected in summer 2017.
In addition to interior and exterior renderings of the College and Community Events Center were also reviewed illustrating the dual facility. The arena will have a long, glassed-in arcade leading to the central entrance and lobby that connects the two buildings.
The smaller Student Success Center provides classrooms, locker rooms, coaches’ offices, the fitness center, meeting rooms and a press box overlooking the existing turf field.
The large arena will not only accommodate an array of athletic competitions, but the open space will allow all kinds of events, including civic, community, trade, industry and college events.
The new facility is expected to draw as many as 500,000 visitors to the campus each year.
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