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Florissant Valley Transformed

The Advanced Manufacturing Center is designed for modern learning with room to expand.

Advanced Manufacturing Center

AMC exterior plaza rendering

Advanced Manufacturing Center

At the Advanced Manufacturing Center, students will receive hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs, preparing them for careers in manufacturing, engineering, technology and technical trades. Other features include:

  • An expanded Boeing pre-employment training program with dedicated sheet metal and fabrication classrooms
  • A collaborative maker space for students, entrepreneurs and small businesses to learn and develop their trades
  • Program visibility through large picture windows and glass walls to encourage safe and engaging tours for prospective students and the community

Project Updates

Stay in the know with the Advanced Manufacturing Center's latest milestones as the construction phase progresses.

Rainy day on the green roof

Green Roof Prep and Windows

June 2024—Ironworkers installed curb posts on the green roof and completed their work on the main stairs. Window installation wrapped up on the south side and moved to the west side while contractors continued work on the roof installation, drywall, and exterior brick veneer.

Learning stairs installed

Windows and Main Stairs

June 2024—In early June, contractors started installing windows on the south side of the building. They also installed the stairs that will serve as a place to hang out and host events and classes. Other progress included the roof, exterior veneer, air barrier, interior wall framing, and prep for permanent power.

overhead piping and interior progress

Skylight Steel and Overhead Progress

May 2024—In late May, contractors worked on completing the steel for the building's feature skylight. They also installed sprinklers, roofing, and rough-ins for overhead plumbing. Other overhead work included mechanical rough-ins and electrical piping. Interior wall framing continued and is nearly complete on the main level. 

Interior framing on main level

Interior Framing Progress

May 2024—In early May, contractors completed most of the main level's interior wall and door frame installation, with the framing layout started for the upper level. Exterior masonry veneer work continued following behind the installation of the air vapor barrier. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing work continues throughout the building.

A view up at the building's skylight

Iron Work Moving Along

April 2024—Ironworkers finished installing the western staircase and roof decking. Next up for them will be the skylight steel installation and minor detailing. Contractors continued interior framing, air vapor barrier installation, and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing rough-ins. Masons worked on installing interior walls on the lowest level and masonry veneer on the exterior western and southern walls.

Concrete poured and leveled

Slab Pours and Masonry

March 2024—Decking installation and exterior framing continued. Concrete pouring also continued and slab-on-deck prep was started for the upper level. Interior lower-level masonry walls were completed on the east end of the building, and work began on the exterior walls on the west end.

Last of Steel Arrives

Feb. 2024—Contractors worked on steel installation with the last load of steel arriving at the end of the month. They also started pouring deck slabs and made significant progress on footings and interior CMU walls. 

Construction workers place the signed beam into the structure

Beam Signing and Placement

Feb. 2024—The steel superstructure is nearly complete. To celebrate this milestone, the campus community was invited to add their signatures to a significant support beam and then watch as it was placed in its forever home.

Steel framework can be seen behind fenceline

Steel Erection Work

Jan. 2024—Contractors worked on steel erection for the new building and continued masonry on structural walls. They are also now preparing to start pouring slabs on deck in early February.

Slab pour progress

Slab Pour Milestone

Dec. 2023—A milestone was hit in mid-December with the pouring of the foundational slab. Structural concrete is approximately 85% complete, with both stair and elevator cores finished. Underground mechanical, electrical and plumbing installation was also completed.

Utility tie in work between Administration and PE buildings

Concrete Walls and Utility Tie Ins 

Nov. 2023—Concrete wall installation continued on the south side of the building. 80% of foundations are now complete. High pressure piping was also completed at the tunnel tie in between the Administration and PE buildings. Backfilling this area is now underway and ahead of schedule.

Foundation progress

Foundation Work Continues

Oct. 2023—Contractors continue to work on the foundation and started utility tie-in work. Utility tie-ins will take about eight weeks. Contractors also began elevator and stairwell tower installation.

Site view from construction camera

Aggregate Pier Installation

Sept. 2023—Excavation continues as preparations begin for aggregate piers, which will support the new building, and utility work.

Groundbreaking dirt turn


Aug. 2023—The College broke ground on the center on Aug. 18. More than 100 guests attended, including two robots courtesy of Rolla High School Robotics teams and a drone, highlighting some of the future building's programs.

Excavation begins on old parking lot

Excavation Begins

Aug. 2023—Contractors start the excavation process on the old parking lot to make way for the future Advanced Manufacturing Center.


View Construction Cameras

Building Renderings

Get an inside look at the anticipated features of the new facility.

Grand stand main level view

Grand Stand Main Level View

Aerial overhead of AMC

Aerial of Building and Plaza

3d print lab rendering

3D Print Lab

Explore the Advanced Manufacturing Center with this flythrough tour

Key Facts

Anticipated Completion: Winter 2024

Size: 96,000 square feet 

Estimated Cost: $61.1 million

Architect: jEMA

Construction Manager: Navigate Building Solutions

Contractor: Kadean Construction

Program offerings include:

  • Boeing Pre-Employment Training
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Certified Welding Technician
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Precision Machining Technology
  • Skilled Trades Industrial Occupations Technology
  • HVAC Operator I Technical Training
  • Biomedical Electronics Technology
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Geospatial Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • General Maintenance Mechanic
Advanced Manufacturing Center at sunset rendering


Contact Us

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For more information on the College's latest projects and proposals, please contact STLCC's engineering and design team.






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