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Bradley Gives Sneak Peek to New Building Complex

Bradley University’s new business and engineering complex is on track to open next summer. Construction of the 5-story building on Main Street is 45-percent complete. Larry McGuire is Bradley's Director of Facilities Operations. He provided behind the scenes access to local media Tuesday. McGuire says the complex features two distinct sections, each with different support structures.


“The concrete side is our college of engineering and its been constructed of concrete to support the requirements within that college,” says McGuire.

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A worker prepares masonry material at Bradley University's Business and Engineering Complex on July 24, 2018.

 McGuire adds steel will support the business college portion of the $100-million complex. The 270-thousand square foot facility will feature 8 computer labs, 46 specialized labs and 200 offices. Completion for the first phase is slated for July 2019.