ALBANY, NY – Today, Consigli Construction NY, LLC and the University at Albany broke ground on its Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex at the Harriman State Office Campus.
The facility will be a hub for STEM research, public policy development and entrepreneurship. Consigli will serve as the general contractor on the project. The complex will be the future home of University at Albany’s first-in-the-nation College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity.
“This project embodies the core priorities of our unfolding strategic plan that will ensure University at Albany’s position as a world-class research institution for years to come,” said University President, Havidan Rodriguez.
The new facility will include classroom and office space; research labs; specialty instrumentation facilities; an emergency preparedness situation room, weather research and instruction map rooms and observation facilities; business and technology transfer services offices; and conference facilities. A pedestrian path from University at Albany’s existing perimeter road as well as shuttle bus service from Uptown Campus buildings to the new building will connect ETEC to the main academic podium.
“As a company, we are aware of the vital role that New York’s colleges and universities have on the economy, in addition to furthering the advancement of emerging technologies and entrepreneurial leadership,” said Greg Burns, president of New York Operations for Consigli. “This building will aid University at Albany in this realm, as well as bolster its strategic vision as a world-class institution.”