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Groundbreaking ceremony and official naming for CCEE’s new home!

On Friday, April 20th, the College of Engineering held a groundbreaking ceremony for the building that will become the home to the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE), the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) and the Dean’s office. Years of planning, fundraising, and design were celebrated, and attendees were informed of a transformational gift that led to the new building being named the Fitts-Woolard Hall. Prior to the ceremony, the building had been referred to as EB Oval, since it will be the fourth engineering building on Centennial Campus, completing the oval currently created by Engineering Building 1, 2 and 3 as well as the James B. Hunt Library.

At the groundbreaking ceremony visitors had the chance to view the construction site in its early phases.
Edward P. Fitts Jr. and Edgar S. Woolard Jr. stand on the site of the new building named in honor of their $25 million gift.
CCEE graduate students display their research. Shown here are remote controlled devices used on construction sites.


CCEE assistant professor Dr. Jason Patrick explains his research in fiber re-inforced polymer composites.

Find out more about the new building as well as the $25 million gift from alumni Edward P. Fitts Jr. and Edgar S. Woolard, Jr.