Front of the outside of Confluence hall
Confluence Hall, which houses the engineering programs and Eureka! McConnell Science Museum, is now open.


Confluence Hall - A new home for all things engineering

About 300 people packed into CMU’s newest building for Wednesday’s (Jan. 24) grand opening of Confluence Hall, home of its engineering programs. Here is a quick look at some of the facts and figures:

  • 68,700 square feet - total
    • 54,700 square feet – mechanical and civil engineering programs
    • 14,000 square feet – Eureka! McConnell Science Museum
  • $26.4 million - funded by CMU with $5.5 million from Eureka!
  • 22 classrooms/labs/shops
    • Includes classroom/lab hybrid rooms; computer labs; project labs; specialty labs; and machining, welding and wood shops
  • Room for student club projects
  • 15-foot wind tunnel
  • Labs and shops filled with leading edge equipment and tools including a hydraulic ironworker, CNC plasma table, tensile machine, optical comparator and much more
  • Green Globes certified for sustainable and energy efficient construction
  • Connected to the campus geo-thermal exchange system
  • General contractor – Shaw Construction
  • Bennett Wagner Grody Architects

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