Slideshow: Interdisciplinary Research Facility

IRF photo of exterior walls
Signs of progress continue at the Interdisciplinary Research Building as the structure foundation comes out of the ground.
IRF photo of red forms for interior walls
A view from the basement of the first floor concrete deck forms.
IRF photo of dirt mound
The soil that was originally excavated to make room for the foundation of the Interdisciplinary Research Building is now being used to backfill around the foundation.
IRF photo of equipment
Dump trucks transport soil from the mound located at Kenny Road and Lane Avenue to the building site.
IRF photo of concrete pour
A fresh layer of concrete is poured to create the first floor of the new Interdisciplinary Research Building
IRF photo of concrete pour at dock
Crews work to guide concrete materials and equipment into the area that will eventually become the loading dock.
IRF winter weather concrete pours
As chilly temperatures continue, the slab is heated from below to protect it from freezing. Finished concrete is covered with insulating blankets for three days.

Progress continues on the Interdisciplinary Research Facility. Construction on the 305,000 square feet building began in the fall of 2020. It will serve multiple research disciplines, including biomedical, life sciences, engineering and environmental sciences, among others.

  • Crews are backfilling and compacting soil around the building foundation.
  • Concrete pours continue including the installation of a loading dock.

View the photo slideshow above to track the project’s progress. The Interdisciplinary Research Facility is expected to be complete by the summer of 2023.

View the live construction camera of the progress.