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Student designs for clean tech building presented
Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2012
By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering and Architecture
PULLMAN, Wash. – Designs for the proposed clean technology engineering building at Washington State University Pullman will be presented to the public by eight teams of construction management students on Thursday, April 26.
Part of the students’ senior capstone presentations in the School of Design and Construction, the proposals will be judged by industry representatives from architecture and construction firms. Preliminary competition will be 1-4 p.m. in Carpenter 521 and 220. Final competition will be 6-8 p.m. in Carpenter 102.
Students worked with the WSU Office of Capital Planning, which is set to open bids for the building within the year. The 96,000 square-foot facility eventually will house science and engineering programs. These will focus on high priority research and education efforts in clean technology, including renewable materials, sustainable design and environmental research.
Student presentations will include their ideas for costs, a time schedule and design.
"Capital planning is really great in helping students to get experience working on real projects,’’ said Rick Cherf, assistant professor in the School of Design and Construction. "This type of project means that they are well prepared for the bidding process when they enter the workforce.’’