The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced a $20 million gift from Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. toward construction of a new engineering building.
To be named Kiewit Hall, the $85 million facility will house construction management programs and serve as the academic hub for the only College of Engineering in the state. Construction on the first phase of the project, which includes a $75 million renovation of the Walter Scott Engineering Center and Nebraska Hall and the addition of a 91,000-square-foot facility, is slated to begin in October.
"As stewards of our community and the construction and engineering industry, Kiewit is happy to not only support the College of Engineering' physical expansion, but also the strategic efforts to grow UNL's engineering program into one of the best in the country," said the company's chair and CEO, Bruce Grewcock.
"The powerful combination of Kiewit and UNL will significantly grow the impact of Nebraska Engineering," said UNL chancellor Ronnie Green. "That is a top priority for the University of Nebraska. We are making great strides under the strong leadership of Dean Pérez, and I am so excited about the trajectory of this program."
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