Author: Wayne Stafford
For the past two years the new engineering building has been under construction. Â And if you’re like me you’reÂ probablyÂ asking yourself ‘is it done yet?’ Â WellÂ unfortunatelyÂ you’ll have to wait a little bit longer as it wont be open and operational until the beginning of next semester. Â I was able to get a sneak peek of the progress the construction crews have made so far.
Breaking ground on April 14, 2011 the anticipated 122,000 sq. ft. Engineering II building has beenÂ slowlyÂ raising from the ground piece by piece. Â I was lucky enough to tour the building and see what it has to offer.
The building is also a green building. Â The high-performance design will utilize many energy-reducing strategies including variable day lighting, heat-recovery systems, and energy monitoring.
The school of engineering has so far raised 69 million dollars in funds for the project.