$192M ASU Sustainability Research Facility Hits Construction Milestone
Arizona State University’s new $192-million Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 7 (ISTB7) reached a key construction milestone and has topped out. The new, roughly 281,000-square-foot, five-story, high-performance research facility focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge generation and leading-edge research, including innovative endeavors focusing on the sustainability of food, water and energy.
The building on ASU’s Tempe campus will serve as the flagship building for ASU’s School of Sustainability. The facility will contain wet and dry lab space, a conference and education center with a 389-seat presentation hall, university classrooms, and faculty and staff offices.
A range of innovative construction approaches are being used, including concrete admixtures and the void form structural deck system known as BubbleDeck, that foster sustainability as well as evapotranspiration, photovoltaics and ASU’s own carbon-capture technology.
The ISTB7 project is scheduled for completion in December 2021. McCarthy Building Companies is building the project.
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