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.
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.
The Office of Facility Services is requesting the co-operation of all departments to reduce as much as possible all vehicular and pedestrian traffic on the west side of Essex Hall through October 19—the duration of the move of the Faculty of Engineering to the Centre for Engineering Innovation.
Construction work will shut down the fire alarms in Phase I of the Centre for Engineering Innovation from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on August 1 and 2. The contractors will turn off the building’s emergency strobe lights and maintain a fire watch to ensure the safety of its occupants.
Equipment on emergency power will remain running for the duration of an electrical shutdown this weekend in Phase I of the Centre for Engineering Innovation.
Facility Services has announced areas of the building will experience an interruption in power service from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 7 and 8. See a map identifying the affected areas on the Web site of Facility Services.
Chrysler Canada has announced a $100,000 investment in the University of Windsor's Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation.
“This investment in Canadian higher education further signals our strong commitment to ensure engineering students are well-prepared for the integral role they will play in society,” said Reid Bigland, president of Chrysler Canada. “Science and technology is the lifeblood of our future. Working with the University of Windsor, we will develop creative thinkers who will serve as the engine of innovation for generations to come.”
Krysia Bussiere didn’t have to wait until she graduated for her education in the Visual Arts and the Built Environment program to land her a job. She has a summer position in Toronto working with B+H Architects, the design firm behind the Centre for Engineering Innovation.
When she crosses the stage at Thursday’s Convocation, Bussiere will be among the first class to graduate from the program. She says it has given her a good foundation to build on.
University of Windsor chancellor Ed Lumley was a willing target of endless barbs about everything from his hair to his football skills, delivered by former prime ministers, premiers and federal and provincial cabinet ministers during a roast Wednesday, May 30, that helped raise $5.3 million for the engineering building under construction on the UWindsor campus.