Thanks to the COC Foundation capital campaign, the District’s family campaign, the bid savings we captured from our previous projects, and Measure M we’ve been able to reserve a majority of the estimated project costs. As you may have noticed, the new home of the Institute of Culinary Education will be located at the southeast corner of the Mentry Hall building. The building will house all of the kitchens ‐ instructional and teaching — that are needed, as well as seating for serving and other functions necessary for the program.
The concrete contractor completed the excavation of the footings that will make up the foundation of the building. They have also set the rebar and anchor bolts are in place. We began pumping the concrete on Wednesday December the 4th. Anyone who has been walking on or near the access road going up to the Mentry building probably saw one of the MANY concrete trucks going back and forth! The concrete will continue through Thursday December the 5th.
Once the concrete is complete, we can start to layout the future utility lines that will be stubbed up through the concrete floors. Also we are preparing for steel delivery by the end of the month or early January! This 12‐month project is expected to be completed during the Fall 2014 semester.