Collin College expansion to offer technical and trade courses
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McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announced today that it is building the new Collin College Technical Campus in Allen, Texas. McCarthy, which was awarded the project in late 2017, is the Construction Manager at Risk for all pre-construction and construction services. The Technical Campus is a 360,000-square-foot facility specializing in high-demand technical workforce education. The project’s original plans have been expanded under an Allen ISD and Collin College partnership that allows for additional classroom and lab space for dual credit classes for Allen High School students. McCarthy and Collin College celebrated the project with a ground-breaking ceremony Friday, Sept. 7.
When completed, the Technical Campus will feature a 42,000-square-foot shared classroom and dual credit building for Allen ISD, a 151,000-square-foot academic building for classrooms, administration, common spaces and student services and a 23,700-square-foot conference building housing meeting rooms and a full conference center. The campus will also include a 177,646-square-foot trade building for technical and trade classrooms including open lab spaces, mechanical electrical and plumbing shops, welding shops, auto shops, carpentry shops as well as campus support areas. In addition, the campus will include an underground parking garage for approximately 600 cars.
“The Collin College Technical Campus and the dual credit center will have a tremendous impact on students in Allen ISD and the preparedness of our future work force,” said Ray Sedey, McCarthy’s Southern Region President. “McCarthy is ideally suited to build complex technical educational facilities and our team is excited to work on something that has intrinsic synergies to our industry. Wouldn’t it be great if one day students from this campus would apply their knowledge and skills at McCarthy?”
The campus will feature a central green space for students and will utilize a low site impact design to fit the contours of the 32-acre site and integrate the campus into the existing forested greenbelt area. The project will also embrace renewable resources with a solar PV system for electrical and a solar hot water system, condensate reclaim system, rainwater harvesting and daylight harvesting to utility usage. Completion of the center is slated for summer 2020.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 15th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2017). With approximately 1,900 salaried employees and offices in St. Louis; Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Portage, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at www.mccarthy.com or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+.