Tri-County Technical College held a Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony on Friday, August 17, 2018, for their new Oconee Campus located off Highway 11 in the Oconee Industry and Technology Park in Westminster, SC. Trehel provided Construction Management at Risk services for the first building on site, the new 40,289 square-foot Tri-County Career Center.
The facility features various classrooms for skilled trades, manufacturing, information technology, science and computer labs, administration offices, CNC machining technology, and robotic studies. Aesthetics of the building include a modern high-tech styling with a unique panel design that incorporates the use of five different types of siding.
The Career Center is phase one of a joint venture between Tri-County Technical College and the School District of Oconee County to create the Oconee County Workforce Development Center. The second phase of construction will include facilities for the school district’s new Oconee County Career Center to provide learning opportunities to high school students and will replace the current Hamilton Career Center. This facility is scheduled to open in August of 2020.
The result of these two campuses being constructed adjacent to one another will create a unique learning environment for technical education, work-based learning, and economic development. “Trehel is honored to partner with Tri-County Tech and the School District of Oconee County as they inspire, motivate and educate many future generations of students in the county, and we look forward to having some of the graduates join the construction industry workforce in the near future,” said Jack Weber, VP/Project Manager.
The McMillian Pazden Smith design team of Jonathan Garvin and Brian Deichman provided architectural design services for the project. Our Trehel construction project team consisted of Jack Weber, Project Manager, Trampis Beatty, Project Engineer and Don Underwood serving as Project Superintendent.