Status Report on the Nick Joe Rahall, II Technology Center

For Immediate Release: 
May 16 2006

Status Report on the Nick Joe Rahall, II Technology Center

Athens, W.Va. – Vice President for Business and Finance, James L. Cannon, has provided the following update as of May 2 on the status of the construction of the Nick Joe Rahall, II Technology Center at Concord University in Athens.

All foundations and reinforcements are in place. The storm sewer lines are nearing completion with all site piping having been installed and all drop inlets and manholes set and ready for final grading. The rear retaining wall is now in place and all floor slabs are in place. Concrete sidewalks and steps are being placed daily leaving only equipment access areas open until a later date.

Flexicore panels for raised platform tiered seating have been installed.

All block masonry and bricks have been purchased and materials are on site with mason’s work approximately 60 percent complete. Architectural pre-cast concrete materials have been selected.

The steel structure is 88 percent complete.

The metal stud walls are being installed on the second level with the first floor complete. Doors, windows, a skylight, and hardware are on order, and installation of the components will begin as warranted.

A sprinkler system is being installed on the first and second floors with all materials on-site.

All site utilities and sanitary sewer lines are in place and awaiting final connections.

Plumbing, gas piping, drains and cleanouts, heating and cooling ductwork and electrical conduits are being installed.

Swope Construction was awarded the bid in June 2005 and construction on the Technology Center began September 2005. The building is progressing as anticipated. Currently, Swope Construction has invoiced the University for 45.78 percent of the total contract.

Additional funds are being accepted for technology and furnishings. Please contact Loretta Young at 1-304-384-5257.

For further information, please contact Jim Cannon at 1-304-384-5190.


PHOTO: Heavy equipment is on “the campus beautiful” as a construction aid for the building of the Rahall Technology Center. This side view is from “the valley.”