Kiewit Hall Beam Signing, Raising Ceremony

Industry Communications: Fall 2022

The final beam was raised to the top of Kiewit Hall with an American flag on top and a Nebraska Engineering banner hanging below.
The final beam is being raised to the top of Kiewit Hall.

The UNL community was beaming with pride on Wednesday, Aug. 31 when the College of Engineering celebrated a Kiewit Hall milestone with a beam signing and raising ceremony on the corner of 17th and Vine Street.

“Kiewit Hall will grant every engineering student the ability to learn as much as possible, to achieve their full potential, and to grow into a top-notch engineer,” stated Gracie Kerr, a sophomore civil engineering major from Omaha and one of the inaugural cohort of 10 Kiewit Scholars from 2021. “By ensuring that all Nebraska Engineering graduates leave prepared to make a difference, it is inevitable that the world will be changed for the better.”

Also celebrated during the ceremony were architects for the project: Clark Enersen Partners and Ballinger, and key benefactors and donors the Abel Family, Robert and Joell Brightfelt, Hausmann Construction, Rick and Carol McNeel, Dan and Angie Muhleisen, Olsson, Union Pacific Foundation and Don Voelte and Nancy Keegan.

  • Kiewit Hall is part of an overall $190 million expansion and facilities transformation for the College of Engineering on City Campus.
  • Scheduled opening is early 2024.
  • When completed, will be a 182,080 square foot building.
  • Kiewit Hall will consist of new learning and work spaces, capstone design and student organization project spaces, a new home for Lincoln-based construction programs.