The University of Guam signed a $5.4 million contract with Bascon Corp. on Nov. 29 to begin construction on the UOG School of Engineering building.
Construction is set to begin in February with project completion expected in one year. The building will be located in front of the Agriculture & Life Sciences Building.
“This is momentous—certainly for the University of Guam, but for all of Guam and all of Micronesia,” said UOG president Thomas W. Krise. “Our students will be enabling the development of an area of three million square miles and half a million people. We’re so pleased with this partnership of multiple entities.”
The building design was completed by David Hurchanik Architect LLC, and the construction will be completed by Bascon Corp. The UOG Endowment Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are providing the loan.
The 16,000-square-foot building will provide dedicated space for three classrooms, three laboratories—one each for hydraulics, soil and structure, and environmental engineering—a computer lab, and faculty office space.