Virtual groundbreaking for UMaine engineering building April 28 at 1 p.m.

The University of Maine will hold a virtual groundbreaking ceremony for the $78 million Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center at 1 p.m., April 28. Due to coronavirus pandemic protocols, the previously planned in-person event is virtual and available online

Construction of the 105,000-square-foot facility will begin in May, with workers following appropriate COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

The project is expected to be completed in spring 2022. 

WBRC Architects Engineers, based in Bangor, and Ellenzweig of Boston designed the Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center; Consigli Construction of Milford, Massachusetts and Portland, Maine is leading its construction.