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Walls Rising, Other Work Proceeding at Site of New Masonry Lab

College's new masonry lab takes shape Progressing toward a new year's deadline The view from along Vine AvenueMuch of the cement-block work is up for Penn College’s new masonry building near the northwest side of main campus, according to construction manager Andrew M. Richardson, who said the general contractor (Lobar Inc.) is waiting to receive steel next week. The masonry subcontractor is waterproofing the block in preparation for the ground face veneer block, which will match the dark/light color scheme of the nearby Center for Business & Workforce Development. Stone is being placed on the interior, and floor sections will be poured soon. The plumbing contractor (Silvertip Inc) is completing its underground sanitary piping and preparing for underground water and gas lines, Richardson said; the electrical contractor (Howard Organization Inc.) has set the transformer vault, completed the underground power and communication duct banks, and is working with the mason for conduit and boxes in the walls. Photos by Larry D. Kauffman, digital publishing specialist