UAA Engineering & Industry Building

This website will serve as the clearing house for information and updates regarding construction of the Engineering & Industry Building. Updates and notices related to the project will be posted to this site.

Project Description:

A new 81,500 sf facility will house engineering laboratory and teaching areas not currently available on campus. The project includes: communication labs, electrical engineering labs, fluid labs, heat and mass transfer labs, foundation engineering, transportation and highway engineering, land surveying, machine shop, wood shop, service yard, and conferencing/collaborative learning areas.

Construction will start May of 2013 and be completed in summer of 2015.


Project Updates

June 24, 2013: Spirit Way sidewalk closure along Bookstore, 6/24 - 6/28

As Neeser Construction prepares to connect utilities, the sidewalk along the Bookstore will be temporarily closed from Monday afternoon, June 24, to Friday morning, June 28.

Pedestrians who leave the Bookstore can travel east along Spirit Way for a short distance; they will be diverted to a fenced-in route through the construction work site, allowing them to connect again with Spirit Way as it approaches Providence Drive. The double blue lines in the graphic illustrate the temporary route.

EIB utility tie-in corridor

May 6, 2013:

On Friday, May 10, 2013, Neeser Construction will begin mobilization into the South Parking Lot for construction of the new School of Engineering and Industry Building. Please note the following impacts for summer:

  • Spirit Way will be closed (East-West) from the western building entrance of Wells Fargo Sports Complex to the eastern boundary of South Parking Lot. 
  • Spirit Way (North-South) will remain open for access to the Bookstore, GSS and Student Union. The Wells Fargo Sports Complex and Tanaina Child Development Center can be accessed via Seawolf Drive. 
  • Limited parking will be available on the west side of South Parking Lot; this will only be accessible via Seawolf Drive. 
  • Employees are encouraged to park on the north side of Rasmuson Hall and the northwest side of the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. 
  • Be alert to new pedestrian and vehicular traffic patterns. Heavy equipment and tractor-trailers will be frequenting the site, so please be aware of your surroundings.