Fresno State campus gets a summer upgrade

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Fresno State officials held a ground breaking ceremony announcing the construction of a new building on campus. (KFSN)

Fresno State officials held a ground breaking ceremony announcing the construction of a new building on campus.

A $10 million construction project is underway just west of the north gym at Fresno State. The two story, 22 thousand square foot facility includes athletic offices, and will unite the physical therapy program under one roof, an important change for students and staff of the fairly new doctoral program.

Fresno State President Doctor Joseph Castro said, "In the case of physical therapy, they are in three different locations, so this brings together people who have been in three different locations into one and they will be able to work more closely together."

Physical therapy students we spoke with say they're looking forward to having all of their labs and offices in one location.

Aman Gill added, "We can study together, everything is in one place so if we have classes that are fifteen minutes apart we are not rushing to our cars to get to another class."

The new building will have plenty of environmental and energy efficient features.

"We used a lot of different products in the construction of the buildings that are recycled materials, or made from recycled materials," explained Associate Vice President for Facility Management Robert Boyd. "We have been doing this for the past few years."

Besides the new administration building, there are more than 40 other improvement projects taking place this summer on campus.

Fresno State officials say that construction should not disrupt any of the day to day business here on campus.




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