University of Oregon Begins 12-Year Residence Hall Capital Plan

EUGENE, Ore. — Construction is scheduled to begin on a new 531-bed student dormitory on the east edge of the University or Oregon (UO) campus in Eugene later this spring or summer. UO officials advanced the project, which has been in the works for more than a year, by applying for a $31.5 million building permit from the city of Eugene in late December.

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Oregon State University Targets Construction Safety

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The College of Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis is developing a facility geared toward improving safety for both construction workers and the general public.

A $1 million grant to the college from Knife River Corporation and MDU Construction Services Group, both headquartered in Bismarck, N.D., will help establish the MDU Resources Group Construction Safety Laboratory. The lab will replicate real-world jobsites and simulate worker activity to examine potential hazards.

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