UAF Engineering Building Opens

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTUU) – Eight years after construction began, the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ engineering building officially opened.

Last month, UA President Jim Johnsen and other university officials did the honors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $115 million building.

The building nearly doubles the space available for the campus’s engineering students, who are part of one of the university’s longest-running departments. About 1,000 students will use the building each year.

State budget issues halted construction for a year before Johnsen requested a bond package to finish the project.

Openness was a driving factor in the building’s design.

“Most of the high bay facilities at other universities would be encased in concrete walls. Ours is encased in glass,” said Douglas Goering, Dean of the College of Engineering and Mines. “So people can see what engineers do and experience and become engaged with what engineers do.”

Source: UAF Engineering building opens after year-long construction delay – KTUU

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s