New Construction

Texas A&M University-Central Texas Breaks Ground on New Operational Facility

Texas A&M University-Central Texas (TAMUCT) recently broke ground on a new operational facility for its campus in Killeen, Texas, according to a news release. The Centralized Operational Reliability and Efficiency (CORE) facility will measure in at 36,000 square feet, will cost an estimated $50 million, and has an estimated completion date of spring 2026. It will consolidate central utility facilities from around campus and also house the campus police station.

The building will stand a single story and play home to the University Police Department, an Emergency Operations Center, and integrated campus Central Utility Plant. The university is partnering with PBK as the architect, Shah Smith & Associates as MEP engineer, Gessner Engineering as the civil engineer, and Hoar Construction as the general contractor.

“We are proud of the work we have completed within the Texas A&M University System thus far, and we are excited for our first endeavor with TAMUCT as we work on this CORE facility,” said Hoar project manager Paul Eiting. “This project will enhance security operations and bolster the safety of everyone on campus, which is one of the top priorities of the University. We take great pride in our history of success on meaningful higher education initiatives and will approach this project with the same dedication to efficiency and safety for students, faculty and staff.”

TAMUCT was established in 2009 and is among the newest members of the Texas A&M University System, according to the news release.

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