Despite budget delay, Building 26 is on track
By Shawn Riebe - Staff Reporter
Highline's new Health and Life Science Building is on track for completion in Fall Quarter 2019.
The building is being reno- vated to house biology, infor- mation technology, the Well- ness Center and Physical Fitness Center.
This makeover has had some hiccups along the way but Pease Construction is on track and on budget, said Highline Project Manager Christina Neville-Neil.
At first this facility was de- layed for eight months by the state because of authorization problems funding but rigor- ous work by the construction company has kept the work on
schedule, she said. The $30 million project was
authorized by the Legislature. Also included is consolidation of the individual faculty office building on campus.
The construction compa- ny has been adjusting its work hours to avoid inconveniencing students and the faculty, Nev- ille-Neil said. The construction
workers have been coming in at 5 a.m. while the students don't come in until around 8 a.m.
Neville-Neil is focusing on safety for the remainder of the project. She advises students to be aware of their surround- ings while walking around the project, especially in the North Parking Lot and along all the pathways.