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College of Engineering, Computer Science & Construction Management

College of ECC departments team up for upgrades to Caper Acres

With partners at the City of Chico and Slater & Son, several departments from Chico State’s College of ECC have broken ground on a new improvement project at Bidwell Park’s Caper Acres playground that will provide new play equipment for the beloved Chico park.

Representing the Department of Construction Management, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) student chapter has pulled together the interdisciplinary team for this project.  Civil Engineering students from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Chico State Chapter will do the surveying, and Concrete Industry Management program student groups American Concrete Institute (ACI) and Women in Concrete & Construction who will do the concrete pour around the play structure.

The collaborative team has assembled seven pieces of play equipment, dig footings and set play new equipment at the site. The entire project runs throughout the academic year with a reopening expected in May.

Read more about the project in a recent Chico ER article