Rutgers University Builds Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health

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Rutgers University Builds Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health

Rutgers University will break ground in mid-2013 on the $55 million Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health. The three-story, 80,000-sf facility will house 25 principal investigators involved in basic research with a focus on genomics and molecular nutrition. The interdisciplinary building will provide 37,198 sf of research, 825 sf of administration, and 28,263 sf of community space. The remaining 13,425 sf is ocuppied by mechanical systems and circulation. The $34 million construction contract was awarded to Joseph A. Natoli Construction Co. of Montville, N.J. Occupancy is expected in 2015.