Arkansas Tech Hires Little Rock Contractors for New Building


RUSSELLVILLE, AR -- The Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees has awarded a $11.6 million contract to CDI Contractors of Little Rock.

The money will go toward building of a new academic, student support and administrative facility on the Russellville campus.

The contract was announced during a meeting at the Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center on Thursday.

The new academic, student support and administrative facility will be located on the parcel of land previously occupied by Bryan Hall, which was demolished in 2013.

Once complete, the new 66,900-square foot facility is scheduled house the following operating areas: admissions on the first floor; financial aid, student accounts and the student identification card office on the second floor; registrar, Upward Bound and Student Support Services - a pair of federally-funded programs that provide students with barriers to higher education resources to achieve their academic objectives  - on the third floor; and payroll, budget and human resources on the fourth floor.

There will be classrooms and conference rooms on all four floors of the facility.

Construction is scheduled to begin this spring and is expected to be complete in approximately two years.

In a separate action, trustees approved $1.8 million in improvements to student housing facilities at Arkansas Tech.

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