Valleyford firm wins job to remove SCC buildings
Demolition of old structures is cleanup after tech facility construction done last fallAugust 16th, 2012
Western States Construction Inc., of Valleyford, Wash., has won an $866,000 contract to demolish about 42,000 square feet of old structures on the Spokane Community College campus as final cleanup work after recent construction.
Last year, Graham Construction & Management Inc., of Spokane, finished building a 70,000-square-foot, $33 million technical education building in the northeast part of campus that SCC began using in the fall. Its completion enabled SCC to shift campus building uses and created surplus space, says Dennis Dunham, Community Colleges of Spokane's facilities director.
One structure slated for removal includes what's called the west wing of SCC's Main Building, a section built in 1956 that totals about 32,000 square feet. The majority of the 278,000-square-foot Main Building that faces Mission Avenue will remain intact, Dunham adds.
"The new building replaced the old Main west wing," Dunham says.
Dunham says that once the west wing building is demolished, the site is expected to become landscaped space on campus.
Western States Construction also will tear down the SCC facilities building, which is called Building 201 and totals about 10,000 square feet, Dunham says. Operations housed there will move to other space in the northeast area of campus that now is vacant after functions were moved to the new technical education building.
The demolition work is scheduled to start this month and to be completed within four months.
Separately, Integrus Architecture PS, of Spokane, has started design work for a planned addition to SCC's student services facility, known as Building 15. Preston Potratz, an Integrus principal, says the estimated $5 million project is expected to add offices for the Institute for Extended Learning, conference rooms, and classroom space.
Building 15, which houses registration and financial aid offices, is located on the western edge of campus. The design work is expected to be finished by early next year, and a request for construction bids is expected to be sought by February, Dunham says.