North Carolina State University Breaks Ground on Fitts-Woolard Engineering Building

North Carolina State University broke ground in April of 2018 on the $150 million Fitts-Woolard Hall in Raleigh. Accommodating the Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, the 250,000-sf project will provide leading-edge laboratories and classrooms, as well as administrative space for the office of the dean. Designed by Clark Nexsen to promote interdisciplinary collaboration, the four-story building will offer sophisticated teaching and research spaces to support initiatives in advanced manufacturing, bioengineering, robotics, transportation systems, rapid prototyping, ergonomics, construction technologies, and energy and environmental systems. The flexible facility will put engineering on display with transparent views into a structural testing lab, a senior student project space, and a large-scale driving simulator, with the building itself acting as a teaching tool with visible mechanical systems and energy meters. Completion is expected in June of 2020. LEED Silver sustainable design certification will be sought for the project, which is being built by general contractor Skanska

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