UAF Engineering Facility

Construction Progress and Information


Construction Updates



The project has been fully funded! Construction activities will start up in September 2016 and will be complete in one-year. The Level 2 area that connects Bunnell, Duckering, and Engineering will remain open during construction. A double fine work-zone has been established on Tanana Loop from the Bunnell Building to Taku Drive. Please obey all pedestrian and vehicle control signage.



Construction activities are winding down inside and outside. The area that connects Bunnell, Schaible, Engineering, and Duckering is open to the public and access to points east on level 2 will occur around the end of the month. Please continue to obey all pedestrian and vehicle control signage that is posted around the project.

July 27, 2015

Construction activites inside and outside the building are rapidly approaching substantial completion. However, the site and the building remained closed to the public. Please obey all pedestrian and vehicle control signage that is posted around the project.

June 1, 2015:

Construction in the Cornerstone Plaza will continue for the next month with top-soil and seeding occurring over the next week. Please use caution in the area of Bunnell, Signers, and the plaza.

Due to a lack of funding, the Engineering Facility project will demobilize after August 24, 2015. When additional funding is made available, construction activities will resume.

April 6, 2015:

Construction will continue on the UAF Engineering Facility throughout the summer of 2015. By the end of the summer, the connecting lobby between Engineering, Bunnell, and Duckering will open as will new entrances to Schaible Auditorium. Future funding remains unknown but the facility is being constructed such that floor by floor buildout can occur as funds are available. Tanana Loop remains closed for the summer of 2015 as will Schaible Auditorium.

September 15, 2014:

Construction continues on the UAF Engineering Facility with most efforts focused on getting the building enclosed, dry, and warm before November 2014. Work in the cornerstone plaza area will continue through the end of the year and students, staff, and faculty should continue to be aware of construction traffic in that area. Though full funding has yet to be received, UAF is pressing ahead with getting the building infrastructure and public spaces open by next summer. As funding becomes available assignable spaces in the facility will be completed and occupied with the hopes of having the entire building finished by late 2016.

April 11, 2014:

Site deliveries have increased with material installation on site. The new construction crane is on site and steel erection is going up quickly. A topping out ceremony is being planned for the end of May or Early June.

February 19, 2014:

Site Activities will increase in a month with mobilization of the construction crane and erection of the steel structure. Be on the look out for increased traffic in and around the job site.

For more information, please contact our Customer Service Center at 474-7000.

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