Kiewit Hall Beam-Signing Ceremony

Lance C. Pérez (from right), dean of engineering, Chancellor Ronnie Green, and others sign the beam during the topping out ceremony at the Kiewit Hall site.
Group photo in front of the last beam being raised up atop Kiewit Hall.
The final beam begins its way up to the top of Kiewit Hall.
Photo taken from above by a drone of the final beam being put in place atop Kiewit Hall.

A topping out ceremony was held in early August to signal the successful completion of steel framing for the College of Engineering’s $115 million Kiewit Hall, slated for a spring 2024 opening. Then on Aug. 31, a beam-signing ceremony for donors, friends and special guests of the college was held in appreciation for the outstanding support provided for this new facility, which is dedicated to undergraduate engineering education.


Engineering Research Center / Scott Engineering Center (renovation)

In partnership with the State Legislature and the University, the $75M Phase 1 project consists of the new Engineering Research Center (ERC) - linking SEC and Nebraska Hall - and renovating Scott Engineering Center (SEC) to support our research enterprise. The research conducted in these buildings is increasing the competitiveness of Nebraska industry, generating valuable intellectual property, and creating new companies and jobs.
More About Phase 1
The Details
Architects RDG Planning and Design; HOK / CM: Hausmann Construction
CM Hausmann Construction
Total cost $75,465,000
Total gross square footage 68,000 sf renovated space (Scott Engineering Center); 3,600 sf (new building)
ERC addition start and completion November 1, 2019 – Spring/Summer 2022
SEC renovation start and completion July 1, 2021 – Spring 2024
Project funding $70 million - bond proceeds / $5.456 million - private donations
More More than 50 advanced research labs; State-of-the-art teaching labs / New home for Civil & Environmental Engineering Department and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department / Graduate students offices and collaborative spaces


Kiewit Hall

With a $25M gift from Kiewit Corporation and the support of numerous other generous individuals, corporations and foundations, we are building Kiewit Hall. Opening for classes in the spring 2024, Kiewit Hall will be one of the nation's premier facilities to provide students with a world-class engineering education and enable us to meet the workforce needs of the state and the region. More About Phase 2
The Details
Architects The Clark Enersen Partners; Ballinger
CM Kiewit
Total cost $115 Million
Total square footage 182,080 SF
Start Date Fall 2020
Completion (estimated) Spring 2024
Project funding Naming gift from Kiewit Corp.; private donations
More Focus on enhancing engineering education; home to Construction Management program on City Campus; student design and collaborative (Maker) spaces; instructional classrooms and labs; college administrative offices and student support