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December 3 Update: Demolition and SEC roof repairs

The following updates include demolition of the Link and renovation of the roof on Scott Engineering Center (SEC). These activities will include some noise, especially beginning Dec. 9.

Tear-down of the Link will begin Wednesday, Dec. 4 and is estimated to last two weeks. The building was isolated from the sides of Nebraska Hall and SEC last week. This process will include separating materials for recycling.

Earthwork will start near the end of December, including tearing out the hill by SEC and breaking up concrete surrounding the building.

The roof on SEC is being renovated with new insulation; the crew is about halfway done with this installation, due to unanticipated leaking and saturated old insulation. This project is estimated for completion by the end of December.

The SEC north stair tower will also be removed this month.

Project managers are aware of the Finals class schedule and will work as possible to accommodate these times and minimize noise disruptions.

As a reminder, visitors are not allowed within the construction site without permission from Hausmann Construction or the project managers. If within the fenced-in areas, safety guidelines must be followed.

September 2019: Work begins

Work will begin Sept. 20 as part of the $75 million renovation of Scott Engineering Center and construction of a new building to replace the Link. Please be aware of the following closings and other details. Read More

August 2019: Where have the Departments of Civil Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering moved to?

Construction prep has begun with the moving of the Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from their current homes in the Link to new locations in Nebraska Hall.

  • Civil Engineering: W181 Nebraska Hall (first floor on the northwest side) - main office and some faculty offices
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering: 419 Nebraska Hall (fourth floor on east side of building) - main office and faculty offices

Jan 31, 2019: Feb 6 Meetings with RDG/HOK Design Team postponed

For COE faculty planning to participate in the lab typologies and classroom meetings on Wednesday, Feb. 6 with RDG/HOK Design Team, we have postponed these meetings. RDG/HOK team has gathered a lot of data through faculty surveys and lab visits and are now synthesizing it and need to do some higher-level planning to best meet our needs. Gaining additional feedback at this step would not be a good use of faculty time. We will reschedule these meetings in the next couple of weeks. 

Jan 14-23, 2019: Phase I Design Process Continues

Phase I Design Process Continues

We are in the process of a transformational investment in the College of Engineering and need your continued participate during Phase I Design in the following ways:

  1. Respond to the Research Survey due, Wednesday, Jan. 9

  2. Monday, January 14
    The following departments will participate in a two-hour session with the RDG/HOK Design Team to discuss departmental culture and space usage.

    (10:00 am – 12:00 pm) - CIVE Department
    (1:00 – 3:00 pm) - ECE Department
    (3:00 – 5:00 pm) - MME Department

  3. Tuesday, January 15
    Faculty, staff, and students can participate in sessions and floor tours with the RDG/HOK Design Team to share how you use your space.

    (8:00 – 9:00 am) - SEC Basement, meet at the elevator
    (9:00 – 10:30 am) - SEC 1st FL, meet at the elevator
    (10:30 am – 12:00 pm) - SEC 2nd FL, meet at the elevator
    (12:00 – 2:00 pm) - Teaching Committee Meeting – 114D (Lunch)
    (2:00 – 3:30 pm) - LINK, meet in front of the Civil Engineering Dept.
    (3:30 – 5:00 pm) - SEC 3rd FL, meet at the elevator

  4. Wednesday, January 16
    Faculty, staff and students participate with the RDG/HOK Design Team in floor tours and share how you use your research space.

    (10:00 – 11:30 am) - Open invitation to all faculty – meet in Othmer Lobby
    (11:30 am  – 12:30 pm) - Shop tour, meet at 118 SEC
    (1:00 – 2:00 pm) - SEC 1st FL, meet at the elevator
    (2:00 – 3:00 pm) - SEC 2nd FL, meet at the elevator
    (3:00 – 4:00 pm) - SEC 3nd FL, meet at the elevator
    (4:00 – 5:00 pm) - LINK, meet in front of the Civil Engineering Dept.
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    (5:30 – 7:30 pm) - Othmer 106 - STUDENT MEETING with free pizza; Dean Pérez and RDG/HOK Design Team will provide an overview and input session. 
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  5. Wednesday, January 23
    3:00 – 5:00 pm, SEC 237 video w/ STC 102, Phase I Project Update during the all-COE Faculty Meeting

Questions to consider for facility tours during above schedule:
Research/Teaching Activities

  • Briefly describe the research/teaching program and basic activities of your laboratory
  • What groups are there now or do you see as future collaboration with?
  • Validate population (growth) of Faculty, Staff, Grad Students

Workflow and Adjacencies

  • Describe the current internal work flow of the laboratory.
  • What are the critical flow considerations that contribute to efficiency?
  • How do you think this might change in the future?

Design Criterion

  • Key capabilities that enable flexible and adaptable research and teaching

Jan 14-16, 2019: Visits by RDG/HOK

Visits Jan. 14-16 by RDG/HOK with COE faculty/staff/students to tour facilities, gain input (see Events/Meetings for full schedule)
(Jan. 14Jan. 15Jan. 16)

Jan 9, 2019: Envisioning Workshop Slideshow/Audio available

Slideshow and audio for the Envisioning Workshop (held Dec. 6, 2018) is now available: 
Workshop slideshow with audio

Dec 6, 2018: Kick-Off Project Overview & Workshop

THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2018 / Willa Cather Dining Complex, Red Cloud B & C

Visioning Workshop (Dec. 6, 2018) - 43.71 MB

College of Engineering faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the kickoff overview on Dec. 6 to hear the aspirational vision and the project scope from RDG Planning and Design, HOK (global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm), Alvine Engineering, and Brad Muehling (UNL Facilities Planning & Construction). 

Schedule: 
9 - 11:30 a.m.: Vision and project overview
1:30 - 4 p.m.: Committee break-outs and discussion - faculty and staff are welcome to sit in on these sessions as well

THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2018 / Willa Cather Dining Complex, Red Cloud B & C College of Engineering faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the kickoff overview on Dec. 6 to hear the aspirational vision and the project scope from RDG Planning and Design, HOK (global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm), Alvine Engineering, and Brad Muehling (UNL Facilities Planning & Construction). Schedule: 9 - 11:30 a.m.: Vision and project overview 1:30 - 4 p.m.: Committee break-outs and discussion - faculty and staff are welcome to sit in on these sessions as well