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Making a place for science

March 1, 2012
The Maui News

Work on the $21.6 million Science Building at the University of Hawaii Maui College continues on pace for an August completion, in time for next school year, said Project Superintendent Dan Partney of F&H Construction on Wednesday afternoon. He is shown describing aspects of the new 28,000-square-foot building that will house teaching labs for astronomy, optics/adaptive optics, physics, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, biology, microbiology, marine sciences and a teaching observatory. The roof will have photovoltaics and small wind turbines for generating power. Workers are shown hauling material across the building's living green roof, which will be a quiet spot for students to go where grass will grow around the top of a light tube that will provide natural illumination for classrooms below. When completed, the Science Building will be certifiable by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design as a green structure.

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Work on the $21.6 million Science Building at the University of Hawaii Maui College continues on pace for an August completion, in time for next school year, said Project Superintendent Dan Partney of F&H Construction on Wednesday afternoon.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo

 
 

 

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