Construction contract signed for School of Engineering building
The contract for the construction of the School of Engineering building was signed with Bascon Corp. on Nov. 29, 2018. (Standing, from left) Anita Borja Enriquez, senior vice president of UOG; Shahram Khosrowpanah, dean of the School of Engineering; David Hurchanik, architect with David Hurchanik Architect LLC; Melanie Mendiola, executive director of the UOG Endowment Foundation; Joseph M. Diego, area director – rural development for the U.S. Department of Agriculture; (seated, from left) Elaine Jones, board member of the UOG Endowment Foundation; Christopher K. Felix, chairperson of the UOG Board of Regents; Thomas W. Krise, president of UOG; Eduardo Suarez, president of Bascon Corp.; and Wilfred P. Leon Guerrero, chairman of the UOG Endowment Foundation.
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.
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