Liberty University announced Thursday the construction of a new, three-story, 60,000-square-foot School of Engineering building.
The school will provide professors and students access to state-of-the-art-equipment, LU said in a news release.
Construction on the building, which will be built across from DeMoss Hall and next to the School of Business, will begin this fall. The building is scheduled to open by the fall semester of 2021, according to the release.
School of Engineering Dean Mark Horstemeyer said in the release the school will be built “to be energy efficient and support experiments related to solar, wind and water power.”
Horstemeyer said the building will have equipment used for casting, additive manufacturing and welding. In addition, the building will be equipped with a scanning electron microscope, optical microscope, computed tomography equipment and mechanical, chemical and thermal property equipment. It also will have areas for automotive and sports performance-related engineering projects.
“‘Creationeering,’ in which we will relate our work to how God created ‘things’ and how we create ‘things,’ will be an emphasis throughout the building,” Horstemeyer said in the release.