Beam Signing

On October 26, ECE students, faculty, and staff had the opportunity to sign a beam that will be placed in the new ECE building. Several hundred members of the ECE family showed up to add their signatures to the beam and to enjoy some hot chocolate and other refreshments. The beam chosen is one of the longest ones in the structure, and it will be visible on the east side of the construction site for some time as construction of the center portion of the building continues. It will, however, eventually be enclosed within the walls of the building.

See our gallery for photos of the event.

Interview with Phil Krein

kreinWith the building project moving into its fifth month, we sat down with ECE Professor Philip Krein, chair of the New Building Committee, to get his take on the progress of the building construction.

Read the full interview with Phil Krein

First three months of construction

Time-lapse video of the construction of the new ECE building from January through March 2012 have been created. One view faces the east side of the new building (similar to our webcam). The other is from the vantage of the Beckman Institute. Note that there is a shift in the Beckman view as the camera is adjusted to show a section where more active construction is taking place.

ECE new building construction from CSL ECE new building construction from Beckman

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