Builders Rise to the Challenge at Tucson Research Facility

Article from Engineering News-Record

Crews assemble prefab skin to expeditiously construct the Grand Challenges Research Building on a tight site at the University of Arizona

The Grand Challenges Research Building

When it comes to getting a leg up in the race to attract research grants and top scientific talent, universities task designers and builders with providing as much pow for the punch as possible on their new facilities. To that end, the team behind the University of Arizona’s $99-million Grand Challenges Research Building endeavors to wrap up a seven-level lab structure that will house around a half-dozen different cutting-edge functions and programs in an extremely tight footprint within just 2.5 years.

To achieve these goals, the team is relying on the efficiency of a prefabricated facade system as well as astute anticipation of supply chain issues that have snarled many other projects around the U.S. They also enlisted the help of a little robot to shave days off mundane carpentry tasks.

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Build Fore Good marks 10 years of giving back through golf!

In our 10th year, the annual Build Fore Good golf tournament has succeeded in raising more than $1 million for Arizona charities through our fun, interactive event that is made possible by our sponsors and “up for anything” trade partners!

This year’s event, held Dec. 2, benefited the Arizona Burn Center at Valleywise Health. Our primary sponsors were Midstate Mechanical and Delta Diversified Enterprises Inc.

Past beneficiaries of the sell-out event, which takes place every year at the Westin Kierland Golf Club, include Teach for America, the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Arizona Humane Society, among others.

To learn about sponsorship opportunities for next year’s event, visit