Hazards postpone remodel
Safety oversights delay Music Building project
Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 16:05
“They tore it from top to bottom. They ripped out the floors, walls ceiling and roof,” King said. “It addresses every need (the music) department has. It’ll be nice when it’s completed.”
CCC Interim President Dan Henry said the building can potentially be finished early, but it would have signs of shoddy work.
“It could be done very close to the beginning of fall, but we don’t want to scramble,” Henry said.
Steve Allen, president and project manager of S W Allen Construction Inc., said after all the delays, his group is working to make the process easier.
“There’s been a lot of delays and design changes but the project looks like it’s on track now.”
Pyle said although classes will not be held in the building during the fall semester, it will be open to recitals and for students to practice in during the fall.
“There will be no reason to keep the building closed completely,” Pyle said. “Anything we install will be available to (students).”
He said the district had no choice but to fix the problems once they were identified in January and students will be happy with the new building.
“Probably three years from now nobody will remember we took an extra semester or a few hundred thousand dollars to finish,” Pyle said.
Music student Daniel Rodrigues will remember.
He said during his time in the H Building, he has not been able to play his instrument because faculty members and other students complain about the disruption.
“I haven’t been able to play the drums. I’ve been told to stop and it’s like high school again,” Rodrigues said. “During class you can hear the pianos going off in the other room. Imagine if it was the drums.”
Instead, he is currently taking a vocal class, which he finds difficult to practice in the H Building.
“We’ve gone bare bones and we’re doing the best that we can,” he said.