Campus construction under review

The Pierce College Committee (PCC) will deliberate next Thursday to make a decision regarding the troubled bond project construction.

Several of the upcoming construction projects will not be able to be completed as planned due to new cost projections from Build LACCD, according to a report from Pierce College President Kathleen Burke-Kelly.

The projects up for discussion included the Automotive Expansion project, the Digital Arts and Media building, the Green Technology Building, and the Horticulture building.

Representatives for each of these departments gave a presentation to the members of the PCC Nov. 10 to show why their department should be allowed to keep most of,  if not all, of what has been proposed.

These departments are the next phase of the construction project. But, due to new projections from the Los Angeles Community College District there is concern to whether or not these building would be able to be maintained after construction.

The Horticulture building was set to be started close to a year ago. But, due to internal issues with the construction company the project was never started, according to Dean of Research, Planning and Enrollment Management Carol Kozeracki.

“This issue effects all the projects that haven’t been started,” said Kozeracki. “Unfortunately we’re on that list still.”

The PCC will meet Nov. 17, at which time they will decide what to propose to Burke-Kelly.