US University Breaks Ground on New Technology Building

13 June 2011 (Last Updated June 13th, 2011 18:30)

Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York, US, has broken ground on a $38m new technology building. The new three-storey structure will house the computer information systems (CIS) and technology departments of the university. The building will feature the technology depart

Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York, US, has broken ground on a $38m new technology building.

The new three-storey structure will house the computer information systems (CIS) and technology departments of the university.

The building will feature the technology department's lab and shops on the first floor, CIS computer labs on the second floor and fashion and technology program facilities on the third floor.

The facility will also feature a 60-seat lecture hall and one 36-seat classroom and two other classrooms that can be combined to create one classroom.

The exterior of the new steel-framed building will be clad in a mixture of metal panels, glass curtain wall and masonry.

The Technology Building will also incorporate several sustainable features including an energy efficient roofing system, high performance glazing and photo-voltaic panels.

The facility is expected to receive LEED Silver certification upon completion.

Construction is scheduled for completion in mid 2013.