The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Engineering (CoE) Building 629 consists of a new stand – alone College of Engineering building on the University of Illinois at the Chicago east Campus. The site is at the southwest corner of Taylor Street and Morgan Street. The building design is approximately 50,000 sqft. The building includes spaces for students and faculty: a high bay structural testing lab with an exterior water testing flume for the Civil and Materials Engineering (CME) Department, research laboratories and offices for the Chemical Engineering (Che) Department, research laboratories and offices for the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department. The minimum goal is to achieve LEED Silver certification, and an aspirational goal is to achieve LEED Gold certification.
The building includes a high bay structural testing lab for the Civil and Materials Engineering Departments located at the NW corner of the building. The high bay includes a 30’-0” tall concrete post tension wall and a 66” mat slab (strong floor). The unique “strong floor,” is a 1500 cubic yard mat slab, was scheduled for a concrete pour on July 11, 2018. The plan is to have approximately 160 concrete trucks deliver the material starting at 4 a.m. Because of the complexity of the structure and amount of matieral needed, this is a very unique concrete pour within the Chicagoland area.