Laramie County Community College’s Flex Tech Building: 0-60 in no time flat
The 48,700 sq. ft. Flexible Industrial Technology (“Flex Tech”) Building is currently under construction at Laramie County Community College (LCCC). The groundbreaking was in 2015 with construction beginning in August; and by Sept. 21, the structural walls defining the two large shop wings were already in place.
The Flex Tech building is home to LCCC’s welding, diesel, and engineering tech programs, with room for existing programs to grow and for additional programs to be created in the future. Instruction will start in this building in August 2016, so time is limited for getting the building complete, especially with winter conditions looming. Foundations and footings were poured while structural walls were being constructed off-site. Once foundations were complete, wall erection occurred over a mere five business days in September, giving the appearance of a complete building nearly overnight!
See renderings of the Flex Tech Building in its on-the-board project capsule on the Education page.
The attached construction photos were shot the second week of November, and give a hint of where the building is headed. See more drawings and construction photos of this project on the college’s website, and read more about this building’s design on CTA’s LCCC project capsule.
The project team included:
- Laura Koehler, Project Manager
- Corey Johnson, Ed Planner/PM
- Kelly Stultz, Project Manager Assistant
- Jim Beal, Designer
- Nick Remus, Project Architect (exterior)
- Brock Martinson, Project Architect (interior)
- Jim Brennan, Specs
- Eric Nagel, Architectural Production
- Randi Thomas, Interior Design
- Dayton Rush, Landscape Architecture
- Ben Nemec and Ryan Rigg (Martin/Martin WY), Civil
- Amanda Miller (Martin/Martin WY), Structural
- Greg Gedney, Gregg Moon, Josh Rose (MKK), MEP
- Michael Witecki (TEECOM), IT/AV
“It’s been amazing to see this building materialize as quickly as it has; between the precast concrete walls and the steel, each biweekly site visit has yielded substantial change. The building was designed to balance the highly focal site as the terminus of the academic mall and the first glimpse of campus from the east. Seeing it occupy the site, even in its incomplete state, is exciting. I look forward to the finished Flex Tech building and seeing tractor trailers drive through the diesel wing!”