Kent State University CAEST

Kent, OH

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“This building is a big improvement from what we had before... It was built not just for today’s needs, but also with forethought to what directions we’re leading the future. We’re very pleased.” – Robert Sines, Dean of the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology

Hammond Construction was the construction manager at risk for the new College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology (CAEST), on Kent’s campus. This is one of the first projects completed under Kent’s Foundations of Excellence Building the Future campaign. Through poor soil conditions and one of the coldest winters in Ohio’s history, Hammond worked diligently with the team to overcome all obstacles. The two-story academic building features classrooms, administrative space and multiple labs, including aeronautics, flight simulator lab, air traffic control lab, engineering labs, and a construction lab. CAEST is also home to the only FAA Certified Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative program in the State of Ohio.

Square Footage: 55,600 SF