18 months of construction, 1,700 jobs, and counting at UConn

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The UConn Health campus continues to be a hotbed of construction activity, as the projects to build the Bioscience Connecticut infrastructure progress on schedule and on budget.

Since the first groundbreaking 18 months ago, the projects have created nearly 1,700 construction jobs. Almost 80 percent of the contracts have been awarded to Connecticut companies.

Structural steel has been going up at the new hospital tower for a month now, and the skeleton of what will be the new emergency department and operating room suite is taking shape. Later this year, work begins on a precast concrete garage that will have approximately 400 spaces for hospital parking.

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