On September 19, 2012, Provost Steve Daniel from Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) met with individuals from Georgia State Financing Investment Commission (GSFIC), Lord, Aeck and Sargent Architectural Firm, SKANSKA, and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) to sign the Medical Technology Building over to SCTC.
The Radiologic Technology and Dental Assisting programs will be the first to hold classes in the new state of the art building. Furniture will be installed in the upcoming month with equipment following for the remaining programs.
Steve Daniel stated, “This project was 10 years in the making, and we are beyond thrilled to see this happening today. We would like to thank the Governor and the Legislature for appropriating the funds for this project. The architectural firm of Lord, Aeck and Sargent is to be commended for the amazing design of the building. Also, TCSG, GSFIC and SKANSKA worked hard to make this project as seamless as possible for the College.”
On July 7, 2011, Skanska USA Building Inc. and Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission entered into contract to construct an 80,000 square foot Medical Technology Building on the Griffin Campus of Southern Crescent Technical College.
Designed by Lord, Aeck and Sargent with extensive input from program coordinators and faculty members, the Medical Technology Building will house the Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Orthopeadic Technology, Pharmacy Technology, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care Technology, Surgical Technology, Emergency Medical Technician, and Paramedicine programs. Additionally, the building has 12 classrooms, two biology labs, and a chemistry lab to support these allied health programs. The second and third floors contain office suites that will house faculty and staff, along with an executive office for the academic dean responsible for the college’s medical related programs of study.
The negotiated cost of construction for this project is $15,072,285, with an estimated completion date of September 2012. The budget for furniture, fixtures, and equipment is an additional $2,500,000. Southern Crescent Technical College anticipates an additional three months to equip and furnish the building in preparation for Spring Semester 2013. Many programs will move existing equipment to the new building, which will allow for the expansion of existing programs and the creation of new programs, for many new program offerings on the Griffin Campus have been placed on hold because of current space constraints.
PHOTO: Ann Littlejohn, Project Executive, GSFIC, and Steve Daniel, Provost, SCTC
Standing: Jim Fredrickson, Project Manager, TCSG; Sam Bearden, Project Architect, Lord, Aeck and Sargent Architectural Firm; Jim Brown, VP for Facilities and Operations, SCTC; David Hansmann, Project Manager, SKANSKA; Matt Jones, Senior Project Manager, SKANSKA; and Steven Nawrocki, Project Manager, GSFIC