Miro provided structural and civil engineering for a two-phase project located on the University of Colorado’s East Campus in Boulder. The new Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex (SEEC) brings together more than a dozen programs and industry partners under one roof.
Phase 1 involves construction of a four story, 84,000 square foot wet laboratory building. The building is framed using a cast-in-place concrete joist and beam structural system. The building roof is constructed of structural steel framing and metal roof deck. This type of framing was selected to accommodate the complex pitched roof geometry typical of buildings at CU.
Phase 2 consisted of renovation of the existing 289,000 square foot MacAllister Building, including assessment of the floors to accommodate the vibration criteria of new laboratory equipment per the lab/office program of the building.
CU’s historically progressive goals for sustainability were heightened on the SEEC project, especially since the building’s programs include the Renewable & Sustainable Energy Institute, the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, environmental studies and the Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. The total construction value of both projects was $73 million.