Neil Armstrong Engineering Building : Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
Construction began for this project in the summer of 2005 and was completed in the fall of 2007. Patriot’s primary contact on this project was Mr. Dave Dietrich of the Purdue Construction Department. The 53 million dollar, 210,000 square foot building dedicated to the Astronaut and Purdue Alum, Neil Armstrong will house more than 20,000 square feet for research labs and over 126,000 square feet for teaching, research and administrative offices on four floors. All conduits, ductwork and chilled-water air conditioning system were left exposed in the ceiling to provide a sense of engineering’s role in the vital functions of the building. The walkways in this building look down on an atrium that has a 53 foot high ceiling. A replica of the Apollo 1 command module will also be on display in the atrium. Patriot utilized a full time senior level technician on this project. Our scope for this concrete cast in place structure consisted of soils testing, reinforcing steel inspection, concrete testing and structural steel inspection.