During the week of August 3rd, we began moving into Fitts-Woolard Hall. One of the first areas to be moved was the Construction, Materials, and Mechanics Laboratory, usually referred to simply as Mann 100.
Dr. David Johnston, Edward I. Weisiger Distinguished Professor Emeritus, has been overseeing the move to Fitts-Woolard Hall. Planning for the move has been in the works for well over a year. Original schedules were disrupted by closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and had to be revised, and sometimes revised again. Faculty, already extra busy reformatting lectures and labs to meet both face-to-face and online teaching needs, also had to assist with getting laboratory equipment, supplies, and research data ready for transport. Johnson has worked closely with contractors to insure clear communication about moving strategies for heavy equipment, delicate hardware, and research specimens that include everything from asphalt core samples, to delicately balanced microbial communities contained in micro-reactors.
We will write more about the move to our new home in coming weeks and will post on our Facebook page and include more details in our Fall print newsletter. For now enjoy some photographs below. You can also view the 4 construction webcams to watch progress in real time. We are excited to begin occupying our new space.