The civil component, which includes the construction of concrete pathways and earthworks for a new access road along the western boundary is under way.
Other works will include levelling of grounds surrounding the two buildings, improvements to the creek and demolition of the existing administration building.
Anticipation is rising as the contractor continues to add finishing touches.
The first floor of the technologies building has been wrapped with a timber façade inspired by the Polynesian motif of the “weave” - a traditional form of creativity.
This unique feature will not only function as a shading device or security barrier, but also as a representation of the subjects that the building is dedicated to.
These include design and visual communications, construction and mechanics (commonly known as woodwork and metalwork) food, digital and textiles.
Learning areas will be complemented by offices, a seminar space and a canteen that extends to a sheltered eating area.
Also now underway is a façade that symbolises the core functions which drive the college including administration and finance, which will be placed on the western face of the student research/administration building.
Rooms within these buildings will be fitted with furniture designed to support various learning and teaching needs.
Furniture and joinery items have also arrived on Rarotonga.
In the food technology room, stainless steel range hoods manufactured by the team at Nikao Sheetmetal have been fixed into place, bringing the college closer to being equipped with a commercial-style kitchen that will serve students with a taste of experience in the hospitality industry.
Like the seminar room in the admin/research building, the food technology room will help bridge the gap between tertiary education and courses offered locally.
To follow progress more closely visit the project’s Facebook page (facebook.com/TeCRP) for regular updates.
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