PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Construction of a new engineering building at University of Wisconsin-Platteville started with a blast.
Crews on Friday were using explosives to clear bedrock on the south side of campus, marking the start of the new $55 million Sesquicentennial Hall, a facility that will house all of the institution’s engineering programs.
“We are the largest supplier of bachelor’s-trained engineers in the state of Wisconsin,” said Chancellor Dennis Shields. “We need a facility that will continue to provide high quality, up-to-date training for our students.”
The building will be located just south of Busby Hall of Engineering along the northwest corner of Southwest Road and Longhorn Drive.
It will feature improved laboratories, enabling faculty to update the institution’s engineering curriculum, and a makerspace in which students and…