Trehel is currently providing preconstruction and construction services for the new nearly 150,000 square-foot Hamilton Career and Technology Center located in the Oconee Industry and Technology Park in Oconee County. When completed, the facility will provide vocational type training for the high school age students attending schools within the Oconee County school system.
With more than 20 programs available, students will have educational opportunities for more job-specific training for industries ranging from Building Construction to Nursing/Medical. In addition to the main building, two large outbuildings feature specialized equipment for student learning along with a fully operational greenhouse. The culinary program is bringing the Considerate Cafe to the new facility, that allows the public to dine at a full-functioning kitchen and cafe operated by the students.
The building will also have a multipurpose room that will be available for rent by the public and used for other school district functions. Strategically located adjacent to the Tri-County Oconee campus and situated within the Oconee Industry and Technology Park, the new Hamilton Career Center will provide workforce development and encourage collaborative industry and community involvement with programming.
The facility is scheduled to open for classes in August of 2020 and plans for the current Hamilton Career Center include repurposing the space for the school district’s alternative school, and the adult education program, other programs, as well as the maintenance department.
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture provided architectural design services for the project. Our Trehel CM at Risk construction project team consisted of Jack Weber, Senior Project Manager, VP of Project Management, Trampis Beatty, Project Engineer, and Don Underwood serving as Senior Project Superintendent.