CBEC Ground Breaking
The groundbreaking ceremony for the CBEC (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry) building, took place on June 18, 2012, at 4:00pm, at the construction site between 19th and Woodruff, at the southeast corner of the Physics Research Atrium space. The new building is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
and Chemistry (CBEC) Building
The new 225,000 gross sq.ft. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry (CBEC) Building will be located in the Academic Core North. This location is in the heart of science and engineering neighborhood and will create laboratory space with the proper floor-to-floor height, structural dimensions, and environmental stability to support intensive research. The total project budget is $126 million. The building also will adopt the sustainable design practices by Labs 21 in addition to a LEED Silver minimum.
The new CBEC building complex is conceived as a community of scientists, engineers, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and technical staff working collaboratively in the areas of research strengths in Chemistry and Chemical Biomolecular Engineering (CBE): (1) nano/bioscience and technology, (2) energy-related materials, (3) energy and the environment, and (4) theory, modeling, and simulations.
These facilities are not intended to simply replace existing laboratory facilities already available, but will substantially upgrade and expand them to enable a strong focus on interdisciplinary research.