Project finished on training facility
Construction took 20 months
Working on new projects to improve the ASU campus, the ASU Facilities Planning & Construction recently finished it's second $1 million project. The facility is used to support the Agriculture Education program that involves students learning basic technical aspects of welding, small engine repair and general mechanical skills.
The project was completed at approximately $977,000 with $1,077,000 initial budget, and is just over 4000 square feet.
"There are individual student welding booths each equipped with fume control equipment, compressed air, and electrical utilities," Director of Facilities Planning and Construction Clayton Smith said.
The location of the facility is on Grape Creek Road, six miles north of San Angelo at the ASU Management Instruction Research Center and Food Safety and Product Development Lab.
"The project included renovation of existing restrooms and lobby reconfiguration to serve both the new facility and the existing Food Product and Safety Development Lab." Smith said.
The Training facility provides an exceptional learning environment that enhances the prestige of ASU and the Agriculture Education program.
There were many people that helped in designing and developing the facility, Smith said.
"ASU President, Dr. Brian May, and the ASU Office of Development worked with the Mayer and Rousselot families and key donors to fund the project." Smith said. "The ASU administration leadership, the faculty and staff of the Agriculture department, and various other ASU departments also supported the project."
Local San Angelo construction company Templeton Construction was the general contractor, along with various subcontractors working to construct the training center.
Casa Bella Architects represented the design professional team for the project.
Planning was the biggest part of the construction project and took up a majority of the time.
"A twenty month project duration from start of the planning and design to construction completion." Smith said. "The actual construction start was June 1, 2013 with final completion Jan. 31, 2014 so an eight month duration for construction."
The Mayer-Rousselot Agriculture Education Training Center facility was completed Jan. 31 and is open to students for use.
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