UWindsor’s New Centre for Engineering Innovation Opens In One Week
Monday September 10th, 2012
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One week — that’s all the time there is remaining before the brand new, state-of-the-art, Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation opens at the University of Windsor.
The new building, which has been in development in various stages since the demolition of Prince of Wales school in 2009, was constructed in two phases with the first opening last November and the second set to open next Monday, September 17th 2012.
Construction officially began on the project in 2010 when an existing sea of parking spaces was fenced off for excavation to begin.
With a massive tower crane on site, the building’s foundation was set and the structure began to rise above the ground.
Last year at this time, Phase 1 was nearly ready to open and interior work began for Phase 2.
The $110-million dollar facility was named the “Ed Lumley” Centre for Engineering Innovation in June of this year, after noted local politician and current Chancellor of the University Edward Lumley.
The new building features extensive lab, classroom and lecture space, conference areas, LEED elements including rainwater plumbing, a green roof, 300 computer workstations, bridges through the atrium featuring sensors that will educate students on topics of tension and load, and building utility systems that function as educational tools.
The University says the building is set to open to students on Monday September 17th.