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Institutional | TN WARD - HENRY M. ROWAN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING EXPANSION

Invested in Learning

A NEW ADDITION TO ROWAN UNIVERSITY WILL HELP IT KEEP UP WITH ENROLLMENT. BY JIM HARRIS

TN Ward - Henry M.
Rowan College of
Engineering expansion
www.tnward.com
* Total cost: $70.6 million
* Location: Glassboro, N.J.
* Employees on ite at peak: 180

"We have a trong eputation
for being fair and equitable
and delivering projects on time."
- Rick Bernardini, project executive

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ne of New Jersey's largest
public universities is looking
to general contractor TN Ward
Co. to meet its growth needs.
TN Ward Co. in July 2015 began work on
a $70.6 million building on the Rowan
University campus in Glassboro, N.J., that
will serve as an expansion of the school's
Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering.
The project is anticipated to conclude in
January 2017.
The three-story building will allow the
university to increase its focus on research.
"The state made a tremendous investment
in Rowan University, and that investment
will pay off," Rowan President Ali Houshmand said in a statement at the time of the
building's groundbreaking. "Each year, we
turn away hundreds of qualified engineering students simply because we do not have
room for them. These are students with
excellent GPAs and outstanding SAT scores
who enroll in other colleges and universities. These are students who have the
potential to be future leaders in their fields,
researchers, academics and entrepreneurs.
"This new College of Engineering building will provide increased opportunities for
New Jersey residents to stay in our state to
receive their college education in high-demand fields," he adds.
The Rowan College of Engineering was
established in 1992 following the college's

The three-story, 88,000-squarefoot building features a steel
frame on pile-supported footings.

receipt of a $100 million contribution from
industrialist Henry Rowan and his late wife,
Betty. The college graduated its first class
in 2000. Today, almost 930 students are
enrolled in its graduate program and undergraduate programs in chemical, civil and
environment, electrical and computer, and
mechanical engineering.
The project is expected to create more
than 550 construction jobs, generate more
than $180 million in economic activity and

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create more than 100 permanent jobs in
Glassboro, according to the college.

Building Features
The three-story, 88,000-square-foot building features a structural steel frame on
pile-supported footings. The building sits
in a low-lying area of campus, necessitating
the placement of a PVC water membrane
below its bottom concrete slab. "The membrane is similar to a roof, so we basically

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