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No Seasonal Lull for Stage X Construction Crews

Work continues in this section of the LEC, unrecognizable from its years as the former college library A new automotive lab takes shape at the ATC Building supplies mark progress at Dauphin Hall Inside the MTC Looking northeast toward Klump Academic Center, augmented by a new parking area on the site of a landmark sandwich shop/apartment houseConstruction crews busily are advancing Penn College’s $45.27 million Stage X Building Programacross main campus, including the Dauphin Hall residential complex on the west end and renovations to the Hager Lifelong Education Center, Parkes Automotive Technology Center and Avco-Lycoming Metal Trades Center/Machining Technologies Center. Footers are being excavated and poured for new student housing, after whichthe mason will start foundation blocks, and the mechanical, electrical and plumbing prime contractors will begin “roughing in” underground piping. The ATC project continues with masonry, roofing and steel, and installation of stormwater and sanitary pipes. Contractors there also are installing electrical conduit and wire, ductwork and mechanical air-handling units, plumbing systems and fire-protection piping. At the LEC,a long-reach crane Wednesday set steel and removed rooftop units, and crews are completing steel-stud and drywall work. Demolition continuesin corridor areas and for the new elevator; contractors are installing heating, ventliation and air-conditioning equipment and ductwork; and electrical and fire-alarm wiring as well as rough plumbing and fire protection is ongoing. The MTC primarily is in a demolition phase, with all prime contractors completing their respective tasks. Foundations have been constructed on the north side for the welding shop’s new dust-collection systems. Photos by Jessica L. Tobias, student photographer