Canterbury Engineering the Future (CETF)
The CETF project comprises a major modernisation and renewal of all engineering facilities including a rebuild or refurbishment of every wing and construction of a new Structural Engineering Laboratory.
The location of the College of Engineering right on the edge of campus makes it an ideal facility to demonstrate UC's aims and aspirations, in a tangible way to the community. Structural elements of the new entrance off Creyke Road will reflect that UC Engineering is a world-class, state-of-the-art facility for teaching, learning and research.
The Core, at the very centre of the development will introduce an exciting new element where staff and students can learn and socialise together in a modern teaching and learning environment. Designed to promote learning and research collaborations, it will encourage interactions between the different engineering departments and cross sections of undergraduate and postgraduate students that inspire innovative solutions.
Work stations for individuals and groups will be built in, and wi-fi will be readily available. There will also be a space to display engineering projects and product developments, and a café with different seating and study options.
Action from the site: live feeds and video
The SEL strong floor concrete pour (1:34 video)
The Core roof assembly (2:29 video)
College contact: Professor Jan Evans-Freeman, Pro-Vice Chancellor Engineering: +64 3 364 2708 / email
Project Manager: Gareth Jones, Senior Project Manager: +64 369 3217 ext 93217 / email
- Electrical and Computer Engineering: Completed July 2016
- Chemical and Process Engineering: Completed December 2016
- The Core: Fourth quarter 2016
- Civil and Natural Resources Engineering: First quarter 2017
- Mechanical Engineering: First quarter 2017