The lowest of six competitive bidders, and in compliance with the Prevailing Wage Act, Rycon was awarded the construction of this new 32,000 sq. ft. life sciences building. The steel-framed two-story structure will be constructed of a combination of brick and insulated metal panels on either a metal stud or CMU backup system, depending on the relationship to grade and loadbearing or shear walls. The scope includes demolition of a lyceum. The building will be connected to the existing Smith Hall creating a unified Life Sciences Complex. Designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification, the two-story type IIB building will hold a clinical lab, simulation suites, wet/dry labs including chemistry labs with fume hoods and exhaust snorkles, biology lab, telemedicine space, computer lab, and offices for nursing and science programs. DIRTT headwall systems will also be installed throughout. The project received a $500,000 grant from the Redevelopment Assistance and Capital Program (RACP). Rycon is self-performing casework, concrete, and general carpentry work.