Historic Triangle Campus Update: Science Labs and Construction

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Science labs, student study rooms in the Learning Resource Center, and the terrazzo floor in the main hallways in the first building of the College’s new Historic Triangle campus are taking shape as construction continues..

While much of the exterior construction work is practically complete, a great deal of interior work is ongoing in anticipation of the targeted 2009 opening of the new campus which is situated on nearly 74 acres at the Warhill Site in James City County.

Cupola Latest Addition to Campus : The Daily Press

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Construction trailers fill the parking lot. Hard-hat-topped workers swarm unfinished interiors. A few windows lack glass. But the first building of Thomas Nelson Community College’s Historic Triangle Campus is only months from completion.

Tuesday, workers added a square, windowed cupola to the top of the three-story masonry and brick building, one of five planned for the 73-acre site next to Warhill High School on Opportunity Way, just off Centerville Road.

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Hastings Hall Undergoes Wing Wall Repair Project

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You may have noticed that contractors have begun work on making repairs to the Wing Walls located on the South Side of Hastings Hall. This is part of a Maintenance Reserve Project through the VCCS to make needed repairs to the structural steel located behind the wing walls. This project will consist of removing al of the brick and CMU in the wing walls on the south side and the north side of the building, repairing the structural steel, installing additional steel beams and re-fabricating the wing walls with new CMU and brick. The project is scheduled to last 60 days with a completion of September 25, 2008. If you have any questions or concerns about the project please contact Dan Jewett at 825-2942.

TNCC Construction Update Historic Triangle Campus – Cupola Raising on Tuesday, July 29

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Construction at the Thomas Nelson Community College Historic Triangle campus located at 4601 Opportunity Way continues to move at a steady place. On Tuesday, July 29,  at 8:00 a.m. W.M. Jordan contractors will raise the building’s cupola which will crown the College’s first and largest permanent building in its new campus. The cupola is the highest point on the building and will be visible from well off campus.  It has been incorporated into the design of the building to capture the character of traditional early American architecture.

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Thomas Nelson Drive – Road Improvements

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The City of Hampton is completing the final phase of its project to widen a portion of Thomas Nelson Drive in front the College’s Hampton campus. Please be advised that the entrance and exit points of parking lots 8 and 9 that flow to Thomas Nelson Drive will be permanently closed as part of this planned work. The City of Hampton anticipates completion this week by Friday, May 30, 2008.

All students, faculty, and staff may use the new entrances for lots 8 and 9 located along Hastings Drive in front of Hastings Hall. This project – funded entirely by the City of Hampton – is part of a plan to improve traffic safety along Thomas Nelson Drive where many accidents have occurred. The Plant Services Department appreciates your patience as we all adjust to this new and safer traffic pattern.

TNCC to Meet with Legislators to Communicate College’s 2008-10 Legislative Priorities

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The Thomas Nelson Community College Board will host a legislative breakfast on Friday, October 26 at 7:30 a.m. at the Williamsburg Lodge located at 310 South England Street in Williamsburg. The purpose of the legislative breakfast is to meet with legislators and communicate the importance and needs of the College as well as the College’s 2008-2010 legislative priorities. Expected to attend are: Senators Mamie E. Locke and Thomas K. Norment and Delegates William K. Barlow, Mamye E. BaCote, Phillip A. Hamilton, Glenn Oder, Melanie L. Rapp and Jeion A. Ward.

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