August 12, 2015

CBA Building Progress: Watch What We Have Started

The new College of Business Administration building project reached its first significant milestone when Hausmann Construction completed 100 days of construction on July 11. The largest academic construction project in the recent history of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, the new building on the corner of 14th and Vine Streets will offer endless possibilities for the CBA community through interactive learning in state-of-the-art classrooms, one-stop student support services, cutting-edge technology and space to host many events in the future.

The foundation of the building is now taking shape, and the next phase includes constructing a 200-plus foot tower crane in early August. Once the tower crane is built, the basement foundation walls will be poured, which will take approximately three months to complete. Then the steel framework of the structure will be built.

CBA employees survey construction on day 100
CBA employees survey construction on day 100
“It is exciting to reach this stage of construction. We will now start to see great progress,” said Rik Barrera, assistant dean and chief operating officer of CBA. “Hausmann has done a phenomenal job of keeping the project on schedule despite the challenging spring weather we had. The next few months of construction will be thrilling because you will be able to see the tower crane go up and the structure taking shape. It's going to be great to watch what we have started.”

The $84-million, 240,000-square-foot CBA building designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects of New York and Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture of Omaha, Nebraska, will serve as a central gathering place for the CBA community and will be a welcoming place for the university and larger business community. Funded exclusively from private donations from CBA alumni and business partners, Hausmann Construction started the building project on April 3 and the new facility will be completed in 2017.

Watch the construction of the new building live at: http://cba.unl.edu/about-us/new-building-project/live/