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Construction begins on North Carolina State University’s new engineering building

Skanska is building the facility.

September 06, 2018 |
Fitts-Woolard hall rendering

Courtesy NC State

North Carolina State University graduates over 2,500 engineers and computer scientists every year, and future students will soon have a new engineering building to call home. Fitts-Woolard Hall is a 224,000-sf, four-story building that will complete the College of Engineering’s move to NC State’s Centennial Campus.

The building will support broad initiatives in areas such as advanced materials and manufacturing, robotics and sensor technology, service sector engineering, critical infrastructure and security, transportation and logistics, and energy and environmental systems.


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The building will house the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, and the College of Engineering Dean’s administrative offices.

Two entrance lobbies are connected by a wide corridor with views into engineering labs and open stairs. The first floor is built into the slope of the site with a concrete structure and below-grade cast-in-place retaining walls. The second floor is cast-in-place elevated slab construction while levels three, four, and the roof will be steel-frame construction. The skin of the building will consist of curtainwall and brick veneer.

The building will comprise heavy labs, light labs, classrooms, grad spaces, and administration offices.

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