SKANSKA USA TOPS OUT $76.5M EDUCATIONAL FACILITY IN AUGUSTA
AUGUSTA, GA. — Skanska USA has erected the last steel beam for the J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons building, a three-story, 172,000-square-foot building on Georgia Regents University’s campus in Augusta. The cost of construction was $76.5 million. The building will house two 300-seat auditoriums, a 26,620-square-foot simulation library, 13 learning communities, classrooms and Medical College of Georgia administrative offices. The new building, which Skanska USA will complete by fall 2014, will allow the university to increase the class size of the Medical College of Georgia from 230 to 300 students by 2020 and the College of Dental Medicine to increase its class size from 63 to 100 by 2016.