Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) broke ground on the World Communication Center (WCC) on Friday, April 27, 2012.
All steel is complete on the west side of the building, and the base of the cupola has been placed. Steel installation has begun on the east side of the building and should be completed by the end of January. Interior walls are being constructed in the west side of the building. The parking lot between the WCC and the Nelson Memorial Library will be replaced by the first week of February.
The building is on schedule to open the second week in August 2013. Plans are being finalized to move 24 faculty members into the facility as early as this summer and relocate another 25 faculty into remodeled offices across the campus.
Since the ground breaking, 3i Construction has relocated major utility feeds, finalized design and engineering for the footings, floor and structural steel, and completed foundation work. All storm drain and sanitary sewer lines have also been upgraded across campus to the Sycamore Street/ Highland Street intersection. Additionally, the 52-foot block wall that surrounds the performing arts auditorium is complete.
For the latest videos, 360-degree panoramas, weekly updates, and a live feed of the construction, check out www.sagu.edu/wcc.
To date, $13.5 million has been committed toward the $21 million project. The Alumni association is raising funds for the auditorium seating. Donors have the opportunity to place their name on a seat or row they have purchased.
Click here if you are interested in donating to the WCC project, or contact the Advancement office at (972) 825-4639.