Photo by Sally McCay. (Officials from CCV, DEW and Vermont State Colleges gather together to celebrate the start of construction for CCV’s new Rutland Academic Center.) DEW Construction Corp,Construction of the new Rutland Academic Center for the Community College of Vermont has begun. CCV will be relocating its Rutland campus to new a new location at the corner of West Street and Wales Street in downtown Rutland. The new Academic Center is being constructed for CCV with occupancy scheduled for the end of this year, in time for spring semester classes starting January 2012. CCV has entered into a long term lease for approximately 32,500 sq. ft. with developer and construction manager DEW Construction Corp. of Williston. CCV selected the site over several other locations, stating the West and Wales location offered a prominent location in addition to on-site parking and the ability to expand as their enrollment continues to grow. ‘CCV takes its role as a community college very seriously. Our students are your friends, neighbors, relatives, and customers,’ said CCV President Joyce Judy. ‘We are delighted to be able to remain in downtown Rutland, where local businesses will continue to benefit from the 800 students, faculty, and staff CCV brings downtown every week.’ The new 3-story building will be constructed from steel and concrete, and have a brick exterior. Many LEED features and energy saving components will be incorporated into the new Class A building. CCV’s new home will house class rooms, science labs, art labs, computer class rooms, student work areas, and administrative offices. Daytime parking for faculty and staff will be provided on-site and DEW has entered into a lease agreement with the State of Vermont for additional parking at the parking garage located ½ block away. DEW Construction Corp. offers commercial development, preconstruction and construction services throughout the New England Region and upstate New York.