$10M to fund Rutgers' Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering

The Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, honoring Richard N. Weeks, class of 50 and chairman of Weeks Marine one of the leading marine construction, dredging and tunneling firms in the United States and Canada is expected to be completed in 2017. Weeks donated $6 million and another alumnus, who chose to remain anonymous, donated $4 million as part of a challenge grant.(Photo: ~File)

NEW BRUNSWICK Rutgers University's School of Engineering is getting a new facility thanks in part to $10 million in donations to the Rutgers University Foundation, the university announced on Tuesday.

The Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, honoring Richard N. Weeks, class of '50 and chairman of Weeks Marine one of the leading marine construction, dredging and tunneling firms in the United States and Canada is expected to be completed in 2017. Weeks donated $6 million and another alumnus, who chose to remain anonymous, donated $4 million as part of a challenge grant.

The 100,000 square-foot facility is planned to be built next to the Biomedical Engineering Building on the Busch Campus. The building will house the School of Engineering's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as laboratories for advanced manufacturing and environmentally sustainable resources and systems.

The facility also will house classrooms and collaborative workspaces for students doing research and working on team-based senior design projects.

"This is the first time that the School of Engineering will have a ....

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