Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy & Society

Update for the two weeks beginning Mar. 1 and 8, 2021

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

  • Work on the exterior wallframing, sheathing, installing air vapor barrier (AVB)continues.
  • Installation of the roofAVB, insulation, blocking, membraneis underway.
  • Steel work is nearly complete.
  • MEP/FP work continues in Murdough and is underway in Irving.
  • Interior framing continues in Irving.
  • Work continues to install campus-fed hot water and chilled water lines outside the building.
  • Atrium scaffolding has been installed and work is underway at the ceiling level.
  • The installation of windows is underway.

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.