The New Engineering Facility
The New Engineering Facility will offer a central location along Cornerstone Plaza.
Innovative Features at Bay
A three-story tall High Bay will house an engineering strong wall and much needed laboratory space.
Inspired by Nature
The architectural features of the New Engineering Facility are inspired by Alaska's grand natural beauty.
Engineering from the Top
The New Engineering Facility will be nestled between the current Duckering and Bunnell Buildings.
The new building will facilitate collaborative, multidisciplinary learning and research.
Flexible and Spacious
Open laboratory plans with flex walls will allow for quick adjustments to accommodate a project's needs.
Multipurpose Working Spaces
The New Engineering Facility will promote teaching, learning and research side by side.
Duckering Building Loading Procedures
June 6, 2013
With Tanana Loop and the Duckering parking lot being closed due to the construction, UAF Facilities has issued new guidelines regarding
access to the Duckering building for loading and unloading. Please refer to the
Duckering Building Loading Procedures (PDF | 235KB)
for more detailed information.
Funding for New Engineering Facility included in FY14 Capital Budget
May 29, 2013
The FY14 capital budget was signed by Governor Sean Parnell on May 21, and it includes $30 million
in 'bridge funding' for both the UAA and UAF Engineering Facilities to keep the projects on track.
To date, the University has received a little over half the funding for both facilities.
This has been a joint unified effort by UAA, UAF and UAS to garner support for these facilities.
This funding was made possible due to the efforts of the Alaska State Legislature and overwhelming statewide support from UA advocates, engineers,
students, and industry leaders who understand the importance of investments for the future, specifically preparing engineers to face the challenges of considering arctic climate conditions and future innovations to create new solutions to address chronic environmental and structural challenges.
Construction Update: Duckering Parking Lot Closure
March 26, 2013
On Monday, April 1, 2013, Facilities Services will close
Tanana Loop along the Duckering building. The south access to the Duckering building from the parking
lot will be blocked off and taken out of service. Alternative drop-off and pick-up points are now the South Bunnell or the Signers
Check the UAF Facilities page for detailed construction information.
March 2, 2013
You are cordially invited to the New Engineering Facility
construction information Open House, Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 3:30pm-4:30pm at Schaible Auditorium.
Background information regarding the new building addition can be found in this article published in our
Fall/Winter 2012 CEM newsletter.
Construction Site Live Outdoor Webcam
- Space between Bunnell and Duckering Building (former parking lot)
- Square footage:
- Approximately 120,000 Gross Square Feet
- ECI Hyer/NBBJ
- Construction Management/General Contractor:
- Davis Constructors and Engineers
- Glass, Steel
- Number of stories:
- 4 (including basement)+ 1 (unfinished)
- Added Facilities:
- 40 new laboratories, engineering strong wall, cold room
- Green Building Standards:
- LEED Silver
- Estimated costs:
- $108.6 Million
- March 30: Groundbreaking
- April 1: Start of Construction
- September 20: Steel Frame Completed
- January 1: New Building Shell Enclosed
- May: Duckering Construction Starts
- April: Construction of New Building Complete
- July: Construction of Duckering Complete
- July 3: Ribbon Cutting
- Fall Semester: Anticipated Opening