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 1/7/2020)

In the month of December, the framing subcontractor continued worked on installation of top out board on the 1st floor. The framer also began hanging interior walls on the 2nd floor and modified the framing at the west entrance. The masonry subcontractor began building scaffold and laying brick on the south end and north end of the building. The roofing subcontractor has completed membrane roofing. The site contractor pulled off site and north parking lot paving is on hold. The electrical subcontractor continued working on overhead and in-wall rough in on 2nd floor. They also began pulling lines at the switch gear. The mechanical subcontractor continued tying in ducts and pipes into units on the 2nd floor. The waterproofing completed damp proofing window openings and the exterior envelope. They also completed priming and painting 1st and 2nd floor mechanical rooms. The glass & glazing subcontractor continued window frame and window installation on the south and north side of the building. The fire protection subcontractor worked on installing 2nd floor fire sprinkler piping. The projected substantial completion date for the project remains 26 May, 2020.