Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy & Society

Update for the two weeks beginning of Oct. 19 and 26, 2020

Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy & Society

Construction of the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society is underway and expected to be complete by fall term, 2021. The mission of the Institute is "to advance an affordable, sustainable, and reliable energy future for the benefit of society." Programs within the building will be multidisciplinary, drawing upon faculty and students from across Dartmouth's undergraduate and graduate schools.

A roughly 55,000 gross square foot building aims to be LEED platinum certified and the highest performing building on campus. A four story building with classrooms below, a generous atrium and café on the main level, and programmatic space (offices, collaboration rooms and dry labs) on the upper floors. The project will include infrastructure upgrades to the existing Murdough Center.

What's Happening

  • The steel assembly is complete, although related detailing work continues.
  • Sprayed-on fire proofing is being applied to the steel asembly. 
  • Slab deck pours are ongoing in the Irving Institute, as is the work in Murdough.
  • The crew continues to back-fill the foundation.

What to Expect

  • Regular work hours will be Monday – Friday, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Perimeter and signage fencing will be in place.
  • Accessible parking will be available at Buchanan (1 space), in front of Cummings (2 spaces) and behind Cummings (2 spaces).
  • Employees, students and visitors to Thayer and Tuck should enter the west end campus from Tuck Mall.
  • Construction vehicles will travel to and from the site on Engineering Drive to West Wheelock Street, over the Ledyard bridge to Interstate 91.
  • The traffic circle is to be used for drop-off and pick-up only; no unattended vehicles are permitted.