Accomack County, VA – October 13, 2017 – A groundbreaking ceremony marked the beginning of construction for the Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) New Academic Building on Friday, October 13. Key officials and community members gathered to celebrate the future 49,206 square foot building for this innovative, learning-centered college. The facility is anticipated to open in January 2019.
The New Academic Building will offer high-quality training and education delivery that will allow students to expand their professional expertise and stay in step with the ever-changing advancements in today’s business environment. The new building will emphasize sustainable design and offer business classes for professional development, enrichment course, continuing education, and customized training programs.
In collaboration with McKenzie Construction Corporation and RRMM Architects for the design, Timmons Group, a civil engineering firm, provided designs for the building site, a stormwater master plan, a replacement sanitary lift station, landscape architecture services, and environmental services.
ESCC had a Facility Condition and Renovation Feasibility Study complete in 2013 to determine the impact of a renovation versus new construction. The study determined that due to the age of the existing building and cost of maintenance, such as a leaky roof and outdated heating and cooling system, it was more economically effective long-term to demolish and build new.
ESCC is a two-year community college, which serves the residents of Accomack and Northampton Counties.
About Timmons Group
Timmons Group is a multi-disciplined engineering and technology firm recognized for nearly twenty years as one of Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms in the country. The firm provides economic development, civil engineering, environmental, GIS/geospatial technology, landscape architecture and surveying services to a diverse client base. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Timmons Group has regional offices throughout Virginia and North Carolina. For more information, visit www.timmons.com.
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