Over $9.7 million in contracts have been awarded to companies in the region to facilitate the expansion and renovation of the Engineering Building on the SIU Edwardsville campus. A new building is going up that will add about 32,000 square feet to the facility. It will connect to the existing building via an enclosed bridge.
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Administration, Rich Walker, says the preliminary work behind the scenes has already begun.
Additional offices, classrooms, and teaching and research space will be created to accommodate the more than 1,200 engineering students currently enrolled in SIUE's engineering programs, including: civil engineering, computer science, construction, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical and industrial engineering. Some offices and classrooms will be moved into the new building, freeing up space to convert to engineering classrooms.