Swan Island

Welcome to Swan Island

With a vision of creating a Trades Education Center, PCC purchased the former state of Oregon Motor Pool Facility in summer 2010.  The five acre property at Swan Island was selected as an ideal location to house the college’s trades & industry courses as it is situated in the heart of the Swan Island industrial and manufacturing community.

PCC started construction on Phase I of PCC’s Swan Island project in summer 2013. This phase includes a capital construction investment of $3.6 million to remodel and expand the site. During its 2012 interim session, the Oregon Legislature recognized the substantial jobs and educational value in siting the college training program on Swan Island and authorized one million dollars towards the renovation and expansion effort. This state investment further leverages the voter-approved bond capital.

When finished, the new facility will provide over 23,000 square feet of classroom and lab space for career technical education (CTE) courses currently provided by the Trades & Industry Department at Cascade Campus . The department includes Facilities Maintenance Technology / HVAC-R, Electrical Trades Apprenticeship (consisting of motors, refrigeration, and some electrical), and Fiber Optics. In addition to the renovation and building addition, the college will remove the existing compressed natural gas storage tanks and decommission the ethanol fueling station on the property. Portland Community College is excited to be part of the Swan Island business district and looks forward to building relationships with the community and its organizations.

Tyler Harvey

Ty Harvey joined the PCC Bond Program in 2013 to manage planning and construction for the new Swan Island Trades Education Center. Prior to joining the bond team, he worked with PCC's Facilities Management Services on small projects primarily at Sylvania Campus. Ty originally hails from southeast Michigan, earning his degree in Building Construction Engineering at Michigan State University and professional accreditation in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Before calling Portland his home in 2012, Ty worked for a large scale commercial general contractor in the Chicago market for five years.

In summer 2013, PCC selected JE Dunn Construction to build its new Trades Education Center on Swan Island.  JE Dunn Construction‘s local office is less than six miles from Swan Island and was selected based on the company’s history of workforce diversity and community stewardship.  Direct construction costs for the first phase of development is approximately $3.6 million, and construction is scheduled to be completed in June 2014.

In an effort to expand upon the PCC Phase I CTE project, the college will pursue development of a Phase II project at the Swan Island property. It is anticipated that Phase II will consist of a new building to house additional CTE classrooms and labs. This project will add four to five new lecture classrooms, four new CTE shops, as well as storage and swing space for career technical education programs. Although the design and intended use of this Phase II structure are undefined at this time, it will likely be a single story building of approximately 25,000 SF. This additional space will be a potential resource for a wide array of technical training courses as well as programs geared toward technology and project management. Funds have not yet been identified to support the larger Phase 2 vision, but could come through private fundraising, state capital, or a future voter-supported bond program.

Anatomy of a Construction Project

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Programming

    Define stakeholder groups. Establish communication and decision-making processes. Identify program area liaisons, guiding principles and goals as well as external consultation needs.

Schematic Design (SD)

    Establish the general scope, conceptual design, scale and relationships among the various parts of a project. Explore promising alternative design solutions. Arrive at a clearly defined concept.

Design Development (DD)

    Expand upon the approved schematic design studies. Develop more detailed drawings. Detail plans, outline specifications of major materials and room finishes, verify compliance with building codes.

Construction Documents//Pre-construction//Permitting

    Develop final detailed construction drawings, specifications and costs. Prepare bid documents to competitively bid work and select sub-contractors. Secure required documentation and permitting to begin construction. Develop and implement construction communications plan.

Construction

    Begin construction. Maintain site safety and security. Coordinate work, monitor costs and schedules and stakeholder communications throughout the process.

Set-Up // Commissionin

    Install final improvements in preparing a space for the occupants. Install technical equipment, (audio-visual, digital, internet services etc.), furniture, signage, and make equipment operational. Provide training on building mechanicals etc. ? key operational personnel tour the building and learn about building components.

Move-In

    The time when occupants settle in, bring in personal items, set-up work spaces, and non-owner provided equipment.

Swan Island Bond Program

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Swan Island
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Mar 17
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PCC helps Constructing Hope encourage at-risk individuals to pursue lucrative careers in construction

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Aug 28
This architectural rendering shows the main entry into the College's newest center in the Swan Island Industrial Park.

September signals the start of construction on PCC’s new Trades Education Center

This summer, PCC selected JE Dunn Construction to build its new Trades Education Center on Swan Island; construction is scheduled to start…

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Mar 20
Site plan for the new Trades Education Center on Swan Island.

PCC develops a new Trades Education Center on Swan Island

  In summer 2010, PCC purchased the former state of Oregon Motor Pool Facility with a vision of creating a…

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