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$75M UNL college of engineering renovations approved

August 4, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Board of Regents has approved a more than $75 million renovation to the Lincoln campus’ aging college of engineering buildings.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the board approved the plan Friday.

UNL will begin demolition of a 25,000-square-foot link connecting Nebraska Hall and the Scott Engineering Center next summer. In its place will be built an 87,000-square-foot facility with state-of-the-art research and classroom spaces, offices and a new mechanical tower to serve the engineering complex.

The $75.4 million project, expected to take four years to complete, would also retrofit existing facilities with sprinkler systems, ADA-compliant entrances and renovated spaces.

Nearly all of the money for the renovation and construction is state funded, with $5.4 million coming from private sources.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com

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