Century Concrete will began excavation for the building foundation today. After excavating and removing the soil, the contractor will then set reinforcing steel in the foundation, which will then become part of the foundation once it is encased in concrete. The reinforcing steel will be placed on steel “chairs” or 4″ concrete blocks to ensure that the steel is not in direct contact with the bottom of the foundation. This will allow for concrete to totally encompass the reinforcing steel and will create a better, stronger structure.
The amount of time estimated to complete the foundation work is approximately 60 days. So those on the Midlothian Campus will notice quite a few changes over the next month. Once we complete sections of the foundation, another subcontractor will follow closely behind and start setting concrete masonry units (cmu) blocks.
The volleyball courts have been officiaily relocated to the front of Hamel Hall. While the surroundings have changed, those that are enrolled in the upcoming semester of Volleyball will be able to show off their skills to the other students at JTCC. Relocation of these courts has allowed us to move forward with the construction of our new Academic building and Parking Deck.
Keep an eye on the volleyball court location, for it will be moving within the next month to a new location. The current location in the courtyard area of Hamel Hall, Eliades Hall and the Administration building will be moved directly in front of Hamel Hall. Refer to the photos below to see the location of the new courts. It will be especially important for those of you who register for the Volleyball classes in Fall 2014!
Volleyball Courts near Hamel Hall, Eliades Hall and Administration Building
Relocated Volleyball Courts in front of Hamel Hall