The New Engineering Facility

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    Promoting Connections

    The New Engineering Facility will offer a central location along Cornerstone Plaza.

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    Innovative Features at Bay

    A three-story tall High Bay will house an engineering strong wall and much needed laboratory space.

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    Inspired by Nature

    The architectural features of the New Engineering Facility are inspired by Alaska's grand natural beauty.

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    Engineering from the Top

    The New Engineering Facility will be nestled between the current Duckering and Bunnell Buildings.

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    Maximizing Interconnectedness

    The new building will facilitate collaborative, multidisciplinary learning and research.

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    Flexible and Spacious

    Open laboratory plans with flex walls will allow for quick adjustments to accommodate a project's needs.

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    Multipurpose Working Spaces

    The New Engineering Facility will promote teaching, learning and research side by side.

Building News

  • Topping Out Ceremony

    May 19, 2014

    WHEN: Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 2PM.
    WHERE: Meet in the Circle of Flags between Signers’ Hall and the Duckering Building

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  • Construction Continues

    March 26, 2014

    The start of spring also marks the continuation of construction activity on site of the New Engineering Facility. A crane arrived and was erected at the job site today. Work resumes on steel erection and exterior enclosure. Follow the construction progress on the live outdoor webcam on this page.

  • Duckering Building Loading Procedures

    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.

Building Features

Space between Bunnell and Duckering Building (former parking lot)
Square footage:
Approximately 120,000 Gross Square Feet
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

Construction Timeline

  • 2013
  • March 30: Groundbreaking
  • April 1: Start of Construction
  • September 20: Steel Frame Completed
  • 2014
  • January 1: New Building Shell Enclosed
  • May: Duckering Construction Starts
  • 2015
  • April: Construction of New Building Complete
  • July: Construction of Duckering Complete
  • July 3: Ribbon Cutting
  • Fall Semester: Anticipated Opening