Update on new greenhouse

Greenhouse construction begins

Greenhouse piers set in place

Greenhouse roof arches go in

Update from Henry Mignardot, Executive Director for Plant Operations and Maintenance: We’re excited and motivated; we selected a construction contractor to construct the Hydroponic/Aquaponics Greenhouses. The project has received all approvals, the contractor has a construction permit in hand and the project has started with site clearing last week. Site excavation equipment arriving and work commencing next week and estimated substantial completion date at the end of August.

We look forward to pursuing and completing this project by monitoring costs with the highest attention to value and quality, and with student and community success in mind. Incidentally the students will be participating in this project under the auspices of the Greenhouse instructors and allowed to monitor the progress and visit the site under their instructor’s guidance.The project has received all approvals, the contractor has a construction permit in hand and the project has started with site clearing last week. Site excavation equipment arriving and work commencing next week and estimated substantial completion date at the end of August.

We look forward to pursuing and completing this project by monitoring costs with the highest attention to value and quality, and with student and community success in mind. Incidentally the students will be participating in this project under the auspices of the Controlled Environment Agriculture faculty and allowed to monitor the progress and visit the site under their instructor’s guidance.

Here’s our current status on the Greenhouse (GH), Greenhouse Classroom and Nanogrid Project:

  •  We are 90 percent complete of installation of GH piers.
  •  The Roof arches are 50 percent installed.
  •  Utilities site layout and trenching will begin week of August 14, 2017.
  •  Morgan Metal Building siding color has been selected, building is currently under manufacturing fabrication and scheduled to arrive for set up on site September 1.
  • Nanogrid:  SFCC has worked in partnership with the National Renewal Energy Lab to complete the conceptual design of the Nanogrid.   SFCC has entered into a contract to work in partnership with Siemens Inc. to complete the Greenhouse/Nanogrid project and provide the foundation for a campus-wide Microgrid.
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