AP Holds Beam-Signing Event for CU Boulder's Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building E-Wing
BOULDER, CO Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) celebrates the progress of the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building E-Wing project with CU staff and students by signing a steel beam to be installed on the new addition and renovation project. The event signified the completion of the highest point of construction on the job site. The milestone event captured hundreds of signatures from students, construction personnel, design-team members of HDR, Inc. and CU staff and represents the collaborative nature of everyone coming together to complete a project.
The addition is located on the East Campus of CU Boulder. It will offer state-of-the-art teaching, research laboratories and classrooms to support current and new interdisciplinary programs for the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Biochemistry Division of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. This highly sensitive, 57,500-square-foot, three-level addition with a fourth-level mechanical room is being built using cast-in-place concrete to meet minimal vibration standards for a lab research building. Seismic monitors have been located throughout the existing building's labs to manage any impacts during construction so that research can continue without interruption.
The facade will be made of granite, limestone and brick and match seamlessly with the current structure. Exterior copper gutters, louvers and the clay tile roof will also match the University's atmosphere. The project is being designed to achieve LEED Gold status."It was great to see all the current students come out and have a part in this project," said Doug Johnson, Vice President at AP. "With 49 new lab modules, the expanded facility will be very instrumental in the science, research and education CU is known for."
The 12-month construction project of the core and shell is set to be complete in February 2017.