Adolfson & Peterson Construction Tops Out UTPB’s New Engineering Building at Midland Campus


MIDLAND, Tex. –  A Topping Out event was hosted today at the construction site of The University of Texas of the Permian Basin’s Engineering building in Midland to commemorate reaching the final height of the structure.  The Midland campus is located approximately eight miles east of the main UTPB campus in Odessa, at the corner of SH191 Service Road and Energy Road. AP is serving as the general contractor for this project, which will add a new 105,801 square foot Engineering building.

Designed by Stantec Architecture, the new building will be three stories, containing classrooms, faculty offices, lecture halls, student collaboration spaces and laboratories for mechanical, petroleum and aerospace engineering programs. Once complete, the project will accommodate current and future engineering programs for the university, while enhancing the education of undergraduates and graduates through more efficient classrooms and meeting spaces. The project also includes a new parking lot for students and faculty. It will be the university’s first LEED project.

“The commitment of the entire project team is the foundation for success on this project,” said Corbett Nichter, President, Gulf States Region with AP. “From the very beginning, the construction and design teams have been aligned towards a common goal of providing a state-of-the-art facility to enhance the learning experience for students and faculty, and help build a first-class engineering school in this region.”

The event included a beam signing ceremony for school officials and members of the project team. 

Substantial completion is currently slated for April 2019.

Additional Resources: Adolfson & Peterson Construction BIM Presentation 

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