Remodel Begins During Manufacturing Month

K. Patricia Bouweraerts
Applied Technology Center Student Lounge Image

The Applied Technology Center sports a newly remodeled student lounge, completed during Phase II renovations.

Truckee Meadows Community College students and staff are recognizing Manufacturing Month in October with the launch of a third and final Phase III renovation at William N. Pennington Applied Technology Center (PATC).

Bidding and design efforts are now underway. During November, work will begin for projects that do not affect classroom and lab areas. The more loud or intrusive construction will be completed during the winter break between Fall and Spring Semesters.

The $600,000 Phase III remodel comes at no additional cost to TMCC. The funds are leftover from the projects of the previous two phases coming in under cost, and the postponement of non-essential improvements that are now possible.

“We’re really excited to be wrapping up the final phase of renovations here at the Center,” Walden said. “Faculty, staff and students have been very patient during the remodeling and we all think it is entirely well-worth it.”

She would especially like to thank the Facilities Operations and Capital Planning Department.

“Teresa Golden and her staff have put in a considerable amount of time, and our facilities crew have taken care of a lot of the smaller jobs like painting and replacing carpet tiles, so we could save money and spend it on the larger projects. They even took out a door and reframed it, as one of the ways to save grant funds for other worthy upgrades.”

Scope of Renovation

Facets of the Phase III renovations include the following:

  • Old doors replaced with matching doors
  • Flooring finishes and paint
  • Magnetic door holds
  • Wiring improvements
  • Sink in the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) lab
  • Manifold system in the welding lab; a master tank will give more consistent gas delivery and enable single tank change
  • New exhaust drops in the diesel lab will enhance emissions removal
  • Emergency phone at the southwest side of the main parking lot

If there is money left over, contingency projects such as refreshed paint in the automotive lab, office to be built for a TMCC High School staff member, and electric doors for outbuildings will be considered.

For more information about Phase III renovations or programs in Applied Technologies, please call Barbara Walden at 775-856-5328.