New Applied Technology building to open on Main Campus early 2021

crane holding a construction bar with NC flag, Durham Tech banner, O Brien Atkins Flag, and Bordeaux Construction Flag
Flags raised during topping ceremony June 12.

The new Applied Technology building is on track to open on Durham Tech’s Main Campus early next year. It will be the first new academic building on Main Campus in more than 15 years.

Construction began in November 2019 and has continued throughout the COVID-19 event.

During a topping ceremony on June 12, workers and project leaders gathered to watch the final beam lifted to the top of the new structure.

The 36,900-square-foot building will house several programs, including Architectural Technology, Biomedical Equipment Technology, Electrical Systems Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, and Information Technology.

It will be located on Cooper Street across from the George W. Newton Industrial and Engineering Technologies Center.

There will be six updated classrooms, 10 labs, student lounges, and one multi-purpose space. Approximately nine full-time employees will work in the building and workspaces will also be available for adjunct instructors to access.

“With its modern appearance and learning spaces, this new location will help the College continue to serve and train its students to successfully enter the workforce in several high-demand fields for generations to come,” President Bill Ingram said during a groundbreaking ceremony last year.

Funding for the project is from the Durham County 2016 Bond Referendum and other funds from Durham County. Bordeaux Construction is the general contractor and O’Brien Atkins Associates is the architectural firm. 

aerial view of building and construction site
Submitted by: Bordeaux Construction

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