Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

08/09/2011 -- CCAC science center construction visible online

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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County’s new science center is ready for its close-up. Thanks to a new webcam, students, professors and members of the public can follow progress on construction of the K. Leroy Irvis Science Center at CCAC–Allegheny Campus on Pittsburgh’s North Shore.

Construction began in May on the 65,000-square-foot science facility, which will house most of the science and mathematics classrooms, laboratories and department offices on the campus. A webcam is accessible at, with an updated photo posted every 15 minutes. Viewers can zoom on images, access archived photos and watch a time-lapse film of the construction. The system is provided by OxBlue Construction Cameras.

“This technology will permit accurate documentation of the construction. It will also promote transparency as members of the public and our college community are able to watch this landmark facility take shape,” said CCAC President Alex Johnson.

Currently, the foundation of the science center is being poured following site preparation and excavation work. The facility is on track to open in the spring of 2013.

The construction webcam can be seen by accessing and clicking “K. Leroy Irvis Science Center” under Featured Links at the right of the home page.


About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit to learn more.