Engineering Education and Research Complex
The University of Texas at Austin
Architects: Parsons Architects
Role: Construction Management and Inspections

The Cockrell School of Engineering was ranked 10th among graduate programs and 9th among undergraduate programs, placing it as one of the highest ranked schools at the university at the time of project approval. The new Engineering Education & Research Center provided urgently needed space to increase research and graduate education for the rapidly changing trends in engineering and technology and provides a high-quality learning environment for undergraduate students with multidisciplinary design and project space. In addition, there are new facilities for entrepreneurship and commercialization of technology, as well as for outreach and diversity programs to interest K - 12 students in engineering.

The Engineering Education & Research Center provides approximately 421,500 gross square feet of critically needed education and research space for the Cockrell School of Engineering. It replaced the Engineering Sciences Building (ENS), which was functionally obsolete and had significant deferred maintenance, and two temporary buildings. The EERC was central to achieving the Cockrell School of Engineering's vision to become a global center for technology innovation, engineering education, and entrepreneurship.  Through modular laboratories and integration of undergraduate education, interdisciplinary graduate research, and the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department, the EERC brought a new paradigm for engineering education and research to UT.

I was brought into the project after substantial completion to help resolve a massive 15,000+ item punch list of incomplete items and to help guide the construction manager at risk contractor to final completion. The project was already one year over completion date at that point.

The project achieved final completion six months later and received ENR Project of the Year Award for its design.My duties were to provide on-site construction management and inspection of work, and act as eyes and ears of the owner (The University of Texas at Austin).

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