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Jennifer Di Domenico

Massive effort goes into planning CEI move for faculty, staff and students

The distance from the south end of Essex Hall to the new Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation is a mere two blocks. You can walk it in less than five minutes.

Try moving 80 faculty and staff members, 247 graduate students, 76 post-doctoral fellows and research associates and about $40 million worth of laboratory equipment over the same distance.

Move underway into Centre for Engineering Innovation

The Faculty of Engineering is on schedule for its move into its new home.

Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on the Centre for Engineering Innovation even as movers begin the process of placing specialized equipment for research and instruction into the building.

The first truckloads of equipment arrived from Essex Hall on Thursday, says Jennifer Di Domenico, a project manager with JPT Management, the firm overseeing the construction.