Construction winds down as semester set to start

Joe Bergman, Editor in Chief

With the start of the fall semester rapidly approaching, Bakersfield College Facilities, Maintenance & Operations has been working hard to get numerous construction projects completed.

Director of Facilities, Maintenance & Operations William Potter stated, “most of our projects will be wrapped up this week, with the exception of some minor items.”

Thus far, the growing list of completed projects includes new signage located throughout campus; both the track and gym floor have been resurfaced; the football field house has been painted and new lockers have been installed; the Adaptive Fitness Center and several classrooms around campus have been modernized; the 50 meter pool has been repaired; cooling has been installed in the gymnasium; the Science & Engineering and Humanities roofs have been repaired; damaged concrete around campus has been fixed; and the Area STEM Success Center has been constructed.

Projects that will still be underway the first day of the semester, but according to Potter will not be intrusive to students include, the changing of exterior light fixtures to energy efficient LED lighting, security door hardware replacement, and fire alarm repairs to buildings without classrooms.

The Indoor Theater will be closed Sept. 19-23, for repair work to the air ducts.

The Assessment Center will be closed Sept. 13-15, for installation of a new wall.

Construction of the new Maintenance & Operation Building will be occurring during the entire school year.  The student parking lot located west of the Aquatics Center will be closed while construction occurs.