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Siemens Plans Rail Research & Manufacturing Hub

Published 3/26/2024

Siemens Mobility is planning to construct a £100 million innovation center for rail infrastructure in Chippenham. Featuring world-class R&D labs for the discovery of novel travel solutions, the digitally enabled complex will produce the next generation of signaling and control systems for the United Kingdom. Open office areas designed to support hybrid working will be accompanied by sophisticated meeting rooms and collaboration spaces.

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University of Sheffield Breaks Ground on Aerospace Manufacturing Research Center

Published 12/12/2023

The University of Sheffield broke ground in November of 2023 on an £80 million aerospace manufacturing research center in the United Kingdom. Catalyzing the aviation industry’s efforts to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, the 29,700-sf Composites at Speed and Scale (COMPASS) building will house the Boeing-led Isothermic High-Rate Sustainable Structures (IHSS) project. This world-class innovation hub will support the development and testing of new technologies to address the demand for lighter commercial aircraft.

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SKS Partners Plans Berkeley Space Center at NASA Research Park

Published 10/27/2023

SKS Partners is planning to construct the Berkeley Space Center at NASA Research Park in Mountain View. Representing a joint venture with the University of California, Berkeley, the 36-acre innovation hub at Moffett Field will catalyze technological breakthroughs spanning astronautics, aeronautics, quantum computing, climate studies, and the social sciences.

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Vancouver Community College Plans Centre for Clean Energy and Automotive Innovation

Published 7/31/2023

Vancouver Community College is planning to construct the CAD$291.3 million Centre for Clean Energy and Automotive Innovation on its Broadway campus in Vancouver, British Columbia. Designed by Stantec, the 343,832-sf facility will empower students to participate in the clean energy economy with technology-rich teaching labs, flexible classrooms, and specialized venues for collaborative education.

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University of Arizona Opens Applied Research Building

Published 4/28/2023

The University of Arizona opened the $85 million Applied Research Building April of 2023 in Tucson. Collocating investigators from four colleges and eight departments, the three-story, 89,000-sf structure offers state-of-the-art laboratories for engineering, applied physical sciences, and advanced manufacturing.

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GE Aviation Builds Advanced Manufacturing Center

Published 8/2/2021

GE Aviation broke ground in June of 2021 on an advanced manufacturing center in Beavercreek, Ohio. Sited on 53 acres in the Miami Valley Research Park, the 280,000-sf structure will enable the development and production of gas turbine engine components and mechanical systems for a variety of industries, including aviation, space, defense, oil, and gas. Integrating high-performance glazing and insulated concrete wall panels, the steel-framed facility will leverage lean manufacturing technologies to optimize efficiency and reduce waste.

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General Motors Plans Pasadena R&D Campus

Published 7/19/2021

General Motors is planning to construct a $71 million R&D campus in Pasadena, Calif. Replacing an existing facility in North Hollywood, the 149,000-sf complex will provide GM's Advanced Design Center with multidisciplinary engineering labs for the discovery of new mobility solutions. The collaborative research center will provide the latest tools, equipment, and workspaces that have been tactically designed to foster synergy and ideation, including:

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University of Michigan Opens Ford Motor Company Robotics Building

Published 4/2/2021

The University of Michigan opened the $75 million Ford Motor Company Robotics Building in March of 2021 in Ann Arbor. As the new home of the U-M Robotics Institute, the 134,000-sf facility provides the College of Engineering with collaborative R&D labs, maker spaces, high-bay research areas, a three-story fly zone for autonomous aerial vehicles, a Mars yard for rover and lander prototyping, and an outdoor obstacle course for walking robots.

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Cranfield University Completes Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre

Published 12/30/2020

Cranfield University completed construction in December of 2020 on the Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC) in the United Kingdom. Designed by Burrell Foley Fischer, the £65 million complex provides technology-rich laboratory environments adjoining a live aerodrome with a hangar, a 737-400 aircraft, and a digital air traffic control center with next-generation radar systems. The innovative facility also includes open offices and a two-story atrium with integrated breakout areas to promote interaction and collaboration.

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BMW Group Opens FIZ Projekthaus Nord

Published 10/16/2020

BMW Group opened the FIZ Projekthaus Nord complex in Munich in September of 2020. Representing an expansion of the company's existing R&D campus, the collaborative facility provides 1.6 billion square feet of space for engineering, research, collaboration, and administration. Comprising two office structures and a test-bench building, the integrated complex offers a dynamically connected work environment enabled by 20,000 servers and a data storage capacity of 90 petabytes.

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California State University, Dominguez Hills Completes Science & Innovation Building

Published 10/9/2020

California State University, Dominguez Hills completed construction in September of 2020 on the $71.5 million Science & Innovation Building in Carson. Designed by HGA Architects and Engineers with Research Facilities Design (RFD) as laboratory design consultant, the 87,000-sf facility provides classrooms, labs, and faculty offices to support programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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ABB Constructs Manufacturing Center and Electromobility Headquarters

Published 8/20/2020

ABB is planning to construct a $30 million manufacturing center in San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy. The 172,200-sf facility will support the production of direct-current battery chargers for electric vehicles. Accelerating the company's growth and innovation in the electromobility sector, the sustainably designed project will leverage highly efficient building systems and rooftop photovoltaic arrays to achieve optimal energy performance and reduce carbon emissions.

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Siemens Mobility Breaks Ground on Rail Innovation Campus

Published 7/19/2020

Siemens Mobility broke ground in July of 2020 on a £200 million rail innovation campus in Goole in the United Kingdom. Designed by Arup and AHR, the 860,000-sf complex will provide technology-rich facilities for train manufacturing and commissioning. Supporting the creation of intelligent and sustainable rail infrastructure, the campus will also accommodate the Rail Accelerator and Innovation Solutions Hub for Enterprise (RaisE) to enable collaborative research with academic and industry partners.

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University of Salford Plans Centre of Excellence in Intelligent Automation and Robotics

Published 7/1/2020

The University of Salford will begin construction in summer of 2021 on the £13 million Centre of Excellence in Intelligent Automation and Robotics in the United Kingdom. Designed by 5plus architects, the 21,000-sf facility will provide a variety of instructional spaces as well as specialized labs for robotics, manufacturing, and health technologies. An automotive hub on the ground floor will accelerate the development of new transportation and mobility solutions.

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University of Bath Constructs Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems

Published 6/30/2020

The University of Bath is constructing the £60 million Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) in the Bristol and Bath Science Park in the United Kingdom. Designed by Stride Treglown and DKA, the two-story, 143,000-sf facility will provide sophisticated R&D labs for the creation of ultra-low emission vehicles. The structure will also house testing suites, prototyping workshops, offices, a business incubator, and instructional spaces for engineering training programs.

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