Client:Pensacola State College
Location :Pensacola, Florida
Budget :$11,785,880
Architect :Florida Architects, Inc.
Completion :May 2020

Pensacola State College Baars Technology Building

This new facility will replace of the existing 60-year-old Mary Ellison Baars Building on the Pensacola campus. The new facility will be a partial three story steel framed building and house mathematics, computer science, cyber security, aviation maintenance, advanced manufacturing programs and other high-tech programs.  Also included will be the demolition of the existing Baars Building and site improvements, such as new utilities, storm drainage systems, parking areas and roadways, including the installation of a new entrance road, which will be initially used for a construction entrance.  Additionally, the site will also undergo new hardscaping, landscaping and irrigation. This will be a Green Building Initiative, with a target goal of Three Globes Certification which is equivalent to USGBC LEED Gold Certification.

The new facility will provide training for 200 – 300 new jobs coming to the region for an and aerospace engineering firm with the potential for expanding to 1,000 jobs.  In addition to housing high-tech programs, the new Baars Building also will provide space for a collaborative partnership with an adult learning and support program.

CURRENT STATUS (as of 11/5/19)

In the month of October, the framing subcontractor has completed 100% of the interior framing on the 1st and 2nd floor. Top out board installation is in progress on the 2nd floor. Exterior framing and sheathing on south and north elevations are 80% complete. Exterior wall framing is in progress on the east elevation. Drywall hanging will begin 2nd week of November after window frame installation. The masonry subcontractor has the brick ledge installed and will begin ground face work by the 2nd week of November. The roofing subcontractor has completed membrane roofing. The site contractor pulled off site and north parking lot paving is on hold. The electrical sub completed 100% of power, light, and data rough-in and in-wall on the 1st and 2nd floors. They are scheduled for wall rough-in inspections. The mechanical sub has completed 100% of HVAC duct layout and insulation of chilled water lines is in progress. The plumbing sub has completed 100% of overhead rough-in on both 1st and 2nd floors. The waterproofing is in progress on the exterior envelope and 4′ up the walls on the entire building. The elevator piston is installed. Framework for the elevator door openings will begin mid November. The fire protection sub has completed overhead rough-in for the sprinkler lines on the 1st and 2nd floors.