Marshall University will celebrate the start of construction of the $50 million Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex with a groundbreaking at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at 1628 Third Ave., where the building will be located.
The ceremonial groundbreaking will take place at the east end of the F Lot, near the Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center. Construction on the 145,000 square-foot, 480-foot long engineering complex is expected to take 28 months with the facility opening in February 2015.
The building is named for Art Weisberg, president of Arthur’s Enterprises and the founder of State Electric Supply Company. Weisberg made a large gift pledge to the Marshall University Foundation which will help pay for the complex.