Health and Wellness - F Wing Renovations
The Delta College Health Professions Building project will include 91,484 square feet of renovated space and 950 square feet of additional space for a hospital-size elevator. Construction and renovation is targeted for the summer of 2013. This would allow the least amount of disruption to the many students studying in the health-related fields, by scheduling the project during the spring/summer semester.
Focusing on innovative design, content and the highest level of sustainable construction, Delta College will:
- Upgrade medical and dental equipment
- Create multi-disciplinary laboratory and simulation rooms
- Increase flexibility for future programs
- Create a critical care simulation area and multimedia laboratory
- Optimize classrooms and common spaces
- Create interactive space outside the classroom for students and faculty
Supporting Delta College's strong emphasis on sustainability, we will build to the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standard of construction.
The State of Michigan believes in Delta's ability to provide excellence in health education and has allocated $10 million to the project, but this is only half of the much-needed funds. The College is contributing $3 million from its Capital Reserve Fund toward the match, which leaves $7 million to complete the project. The Delta College Foundation is required to raise the entire amount in order to be eligible to receive funding. As the project is implemented and construction occurs, all local dollars must be spent first, before receiving the match from the state.
Progress to Date
Project is completed at this point with only exterior work to be completed. The Construction Manager has had contractors complete all punch list items and the Architect will be conducting a punch list re-check. Exterior concrete walk replacement and landscaping items are being installed currently.