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On July 23 the Hanover Planning Board voted unanimously to approve Dartmouth's proposed modification plan to build the Center for Engineering and Computer Science building on the existing excavation. Construction on the building recommenced the next day.
This approval follows six weeks of meetings with the project team and Turner Construction to identify possible solutions following the discovery that the soil retention structure at the building site had been placed 10.8 feet south of its intended location. Immediately after this discovery, work on the building foundation was halted while suitable solutions were identified. All parties believe the approved plan to build on the existing excavation site is the best possible solution and are eager to get back to work on constructing the below-ground parking garage and 4-story building.
Dartmouth is constructing a new Center for Engineering and Computer Science that will also house the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship and Electron Microscope Facility. The expanded engineering and computer science programs will increase access to faculty through lower student-faculty ratios, expand opportunity for all students to integrate engineering and the liberal arts, and increase research and entrepreneurship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.
The new building is being funded wholly from philanthropy and developed in partnership with engineering and computer science to maximize the interface between the computational and physical elements of similar fields. "This will create a dynamic environment for synthesized collaboration and entrepreneurship across a broad array of disciplines, including medicine, energy, security, robotics, electronics and product design" says Dartmouth Provost Joseph Helble, former Dean of the Thayer School.
A number of related enabling and improvement projects are underway in close coordination with construction of the Center for Engineering and Computer Science building. The following projects will address parking and transit changes, improve landscaping, and provide energy efficient utilities throughout the west end.
Efforts are being made to mitigate construction-related distruptions to the student, employee, and neighbor communities with regular communications to help keep these constitutents well-informed of project activities.
Click here to view images from the time-lapse camera that takes construction site photos every 10 minutes.