Library Project Update – a letter from Dr. Jan Gehler, President, Scottsdale Community College

Dear SCC Faculty, Staff and Students,

As you know, our Library has been undergoing an extensive renovation over the last few years. What began as a one-year project has stretched into additional years for a variety of reasons that have been largely out of our control. A major reason for the delay has been due to the performance of the contractor. As a result, the District Office has moved to terminate the contractor and asked the bond company to take over the project and move it to completion as quickly as it can. We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience and share your disappointment over not having adequate library facilities for so long.

While we can’t predict a completion date at this time, what we can say is that we are doing everything in our power to expeditiously move this project along and ensure the Library meets our high standards of quality, functionality and workmanship. We won’t settle for anything less, even if that means an additional delay for the project.

At this time, considerable work is underway to evaluate what remains unfinished and what needs to be redone or repaired to determine next steps and a new timeline for completion.

Again, please accept our deepest apologies for this delay and rest assured we will let you know a more definitive timeline as soon as we are confident we have accurate information.

Jan

    Office of the President
Scottsdale Community College
9000 E Chaparral Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85256
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Progress report for 12/15/14

Highlights from DLR Group’s Field Observation Report 65:

  • At the book detector, the Moxie panels have been removed and the frames have been repainted
  • At the acoustical accent walls; – the installation and painting of the steel trim has been completed – the installation of the gypsum panels has been completed – the contractor expects to drill the holes in the recesses for the light fixtures sometime this week – the contractor has run out of material and the installation of the PEPP panels has been delayed pending delivery
  • Work on the installation of the interior aluminum panels has progressed to the point where the low level of quality of the installation has become apparent – the contractor has been advised that this will not be acceptable to the team
  • The head and thru wall chute for the book drop have been installed – there is a jog in the chute pathway that creates a flat spot that could cause the books to bunch up and not fall through to the collection bin – the contractor to review with the supplier (3m)
  • Remedial work on the circulation desk has halted
  • The exterior HM doors have not been painted
Corridor along the study rooms

Corridor along the study rooms

Entry

Entry

Circulation desk and entry

Circulation desk and entry

Acoustic accent wall

Acoustic accent wall

Classrooms along south side

Classrooms along south side

Interior blind at office

Interior blind at office

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Progress report for 12/3/2014

Highlights from DLR Group’s Field Observation Report 64:

  • The pipe bollards around the patio have been painted
  • The Moxie panels have been installed to the frames at the book detector
  • Work to install and paint the steel trim on the acoustic walls is continuing
  • The gypsum panels are being installed to the SW wall
  • The PEPP panels are being installed to the SE wall
  • Work on the interior aluminum panels has resumed
  • Miscellaneous drywall touch-up throughout the building
  • Remedial work on the circulation desk is in progress
  • The sealant is being applied around the interior aluminum storefront

 

Typical window seat

Typical window seat

Classroom s along north side

Classroom s along north side

Pipe bollards at patio are painted

Pipe bollards at patio are painted

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Progress report for 11/12/14

Highlights from DLR Group’s Field Observation Report 61:

  • Except for the axiom trim along the edges, the ceiling has been installed
  • The solid surface tops are installed to the circulation desk
  • Work on the ceramic tile in restroom #406 is in progress
  • Work to install the steel trim on the acoustic walls is in progress
  • Four painters onsite working on the walls in the classroom areas – one painter is the roof working on the mechanical screen walls
  • The linoleum flooring has been installed storage room and staff lounge area
  • The book shelving has been setup in the storage room
  • Rework of the opening in the entrance wall for the book drop is in progress
  • The mecho shades are being installed in the south offices
  • Installation of the walk off mats has begun
  • The interior room signage has been installed

 

East entrance

East entrance

Flooring and stacks in storage room

Flooring and stacks in storage room

Typical room sign

Typical room sign

Entrance ceiling and circulation desk

Entrance ceiling and circulation desk

Magazine racks in the circulation area

Magazine racks in the circulation area

Walk pads at entry

Walk pads at entry

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Progress report for 10/29/14

Highlights from DLR Group’s Field Observation Report 59:

  • Work to complete the installation of the metal ceiling over the entry area is continuing
  • Installation of the Axiom trim around the Tectum ceiling has begun
  • The drywall sub is performing some touch-up to the walls around the tech services/ staff break room areas
  • Work to install the interior doors has begun – ongoing work
  • Work to install the exterior aluminum panels is continuing on the south side
  • Work to install the aluminum panels to the interior column is in progress on the north classroom
  • Work to seal the interior glazing is ongoing
  • The Terrazzo flooring has been completed
  • The moxie panels have been installed to the circulation desk and panel wall at the north side conference room
  • More of the book shelves are being installed in the circulation area
  • The wood lockers have been installed in the Tech Services area
  • The contractor is installing a metal edge trim where the carpet abuts the interior glass partitions

 

Ceiling over the entry

Ceiling over the entry

Terrazzo floor at entry

Terrazzo floor at entry

Moxie panels for the circulation desk

Moxie panels for the circulation desk

Alum panel colum wrap

Alum panel colum wrap

Axiom trim along south edge of ceiling

Axiom trim along south edge of ceiling

Shelves in the circulation area

Shelves in the circulation area

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Progress report for 10/22/14

Highlights from DLR Group’s Field Observation Report 58:

  • Work on the ceiling will continue after the installation of the Terrazzo flooring has been completed
  • Installation of the Axiom trim around the Tectum ceiling has begun
  • The drywall sub is performing some touch-up to the walls around the tech services/ staff break room areas
  • The concrete flatwork at the entrance has been completed
  • Work to install the interior doors has begun – IDF & Elect Rms, Public RR and Janitor Rm
  • Work to install the exterior aluminum panels is continuing on the south side
  • Installation of the carpet throughout building is ongoing
  • The floor box trim have been installed in the circulation area
  • Work on the framing above the Nana-wall openings is continuing
  • The mechanical contractor is applying the labels to the chilled water piping and working on deficiency items
  • The Terrazzo flooring is nearing completion with work to apply the top coat is in progress
  • Work to adjust the Nanawall track at the north classroom is in progress
  • The glazing behind the circulation desk has been installed
  • The access control trim has been installed at the exterior doors

 

Carpeting installed in the circulation area

Carpeting installed in the circulation area

Circulation desk

Circulation desk

Mock-up of restroom sink top

Mock-up of restroom sink top

Terrazzo flooring

Terrazzo flooring

Accent carpet at reading area

Accent carpet at reading area

Concrete at entry

Concrete at entry

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October 21, 2014, photo update (click a photo to enlarge it)

Book stacks, south side

Book stacks, south side

 

 

 

Lounge area and quiet room

Lounge area and quiet room

Book stacks, north side

Book stacks, north side

Quiet room and study rooms behind the stacks

Quiet room and study rooms behind the stacks

Quiet room

Quiet room

Panorama of book stacks and lounge area

Panorama of book stacks and lounge area

Study rooms

Study rooms

Panorama from center of library

Panorama from center of library

Looking out to main entrance

Looking out to main entrance

Panorama from just inside entrance

Panorama from just inside entrance

Circulation desk

Circulation desk

Staff view of circulation desk

Staff view of circulation desk

Main entrance

Main entrance

Entrance with stone bench

Entrance with stone bench

Entrance doors

Entrance doors

Staff work area, looking out to circulation

Staff work area, looking out to circulation

Staff work area

Staff work area

Staff work area

Staff work area

Storage area

Storage area

Staff lounge

Staff lounge

Display area

Display area

Chain sculpture

Chain sculpture

Staff offices / future study rooms

Staff offices / future study rooms

South classroom

South classroom

North classroom

North classroom

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Progress report for 10/15/14

Highlights from DLR Group’s Field Observation Report 57:

  • Work to complete the installation of the metal ceiling over the entry area is pending the resolution of how to attach the light fixtures to the grid
  • Work to install the forms for the exposed aggregate concrete at the entry has been done
  • Installation of the Axiom trim around the Tectum ceiling has begun
  • The drywall sub is performing some touch-up to the walls around the tech services/ staff break room areas
  • Work to adjust the plywood substrate wraps around the interior columns at the Nana-wall locations is continuing
  • Work to install the circulation desk has been done – counter tops to be measured tomorrow
  • The interior doors have been distributed to the openings throughout the building
  • Work to install the exterior aluminum panels is continuing
  • The electrical contractor is installing the flex conduit in the chase wall of the circulation desk – trim fire alarm devices
  • Grind joints in floors throughout
  • Start installing carpet in the main area
  • Work on the framing above the Nana-wall openings is in progress
  • The speaker trim have been installed in the Tectum ceiling
  • Work on the corridor side of the columns at the north side classrooms is in progress

 

Framing at the classrooms

Framing at the classrooms

Carpet installation has resumed

Carpet installation has resumed

Concrete at entry taking shape

Concrete at entry taking shape

Wall prep

Wall prep

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Progress report for 10/8/14vvvv

Highlights from DLR Group’s Field Observation Report 56:

  • Work to complete the installation of the metal ceiling over the entry area is pending the resolution of how to attach the light fixtures to the grid
  • The repairs to the track for the chain curtains has been done – the contractor will need to do paint touch up on the track and repair the unused support holes in the Tectum
  • The sound attenuating mats (P.E.P.P.) panels have been installed to the acoustical accent walls
  • Work to install the forms for the concrete flatwork at the entry is in progress
  • The drywall sub is performing some touch-up to the walls around the tech services/ staff break room areas
  • Work to adjust the plywood substrate wraps around the interior columns at the Nana-wall locations is continuing
  • Work to install the circulation desk is in progress
  • The interior doors have been distributed to the openings throughout the building
  • The contractor has addressed concerns about the fixtures not hanging plumb or are not in a straight line and has adjusted the pendant light fixtures over the circulation area
  • The plywood has been installed over the floor vault
  • Prep for the Terrazzo floor has been done and protection measures are in place
  • The two speaker openings that were blocked by the curtain track have been relocated and the Tectum panels have been replaced – the Tectum panels will need to be painted
  • Work to install the exterior aluminum panels has begun on the north side of the building
Exterior aluminum panels

Exterior aluminum panels

Circulation desk

Circulation desk

Bench at entry has been replaced

Bench at entry has been replaced

Floor prep for Terrazzo at entry

Floor prep for Terrazzo at entry

Acoustic wall framing

Acoustic wall framing

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Progress report for 10/1/14

Highlights from DLR Group’s Field Observation Report 55:

  • The ceramic tile installation to the walls tile in the public restrooms, janitor closet and family restroom has been done
  • The plumbing fixtures are in place in the public restrooms and the trim has been installed
  • The sound attenuating mats (P.E.P.P.) panels are being installed to the acoustical accent walls
  • The glazing for the window between the circulation desk and the reserve study area has been installed
  • Installation of the Axiom trim around the Tectum ceiling has begun
  • The sidewalk along the south mechanical room has been poured
  • Work has started on the trim for the perforated metal panel closures around the interior columns
  • Work to install the weather barrier to the exterior walls is in progress
Work oo interior columns in progress

Work on interior columns in progress

Work on sidewalk at entry

Work on sidewalk at entry

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