San Diego State University
Engineering and Interdisciplinary Science Building,
SAN DIEGO, CA
SCOPE OF WORK
Located between the Engineering and Physics buildings, San Diego State University has built an 85,000-square-foot building that will bridge science, mathematics and entrepreneurship on the campus. The five-story academic facility houses 17 research facilities, open work spaces and cutting-edge classrooms focused on creating collaboration in all studies. The Engineering Interdisciplinary Sciences building also houses the university’s first on-campus functional MRI machine, which is used to study functionality and disorders, and a wind tunnel study lab to determine the aerodynamics of objects.
Dynalectric provided preconstruction services, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and prefabrication on this project. The Engineering Interdisciplinary Sciences building was designed to achieve LEED certification.
Working within an occupied campus had its challenges. Dynalectric worked closely with SDSU early to identify all existing utility infrastructure. Our scope of work included existing 12Kv and telecommunication tie-ins for the new facility. All of the work was completed with minimal disruption to the existing campus.
Constructed on the original site of the Engineering Laboratory and Industrial Technologies buildings, this project is transformational: physically and academically. It expands the College of Engineering project-based curriculum, and the buildings high performance mechanical systems pressurize labs to make them safer.