"In my last blog, I noted that there were a few interior layout issues to resolve. I said that I would update you on 'who and what goes where.' That sounded so easy and doable at the time. I mean, how difficult can it be, once you have fixed the building boundaries of length, width and height? Just get with a couple of people and decide. If only it were that easy.
Six weeks ... yes, I said six weeks and we aren't there yet ... close but not there. What can be so difficult? Well, there are two colleges, shared programs, a program in one college with lab knowledge and expertise in another, preconceived ideas, forgotten programming input and ... last but not least ... added STEM space. Huh?
If STEM is a concept, an umbrella to our programs, how do you assign space to its needs? Hmmm. It turns out we need space for a STEM coordinator and support to assure that our programs and courses involving science, technology, engineering, and math are reinforcing and supporting STEM concepts and principles. That makes sense ... but, it means squeaking in another office. And, we did it!
Now back to the building. It has been nine months since we received the concept drawings. Do you know that I still don't know what the exterior wall is made out of and what the 'scrim' is that is shown parallel to the outside wall? Nine months! Yes, nine months! A woman can have a baby in nine months, and I can't get info on what the composition of a wall will be! How tough can it be? Not to fear. I'll have it by my next update ... maybe."