Demolition is underway as the first step in renovations at the Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus Industrial Control Systems Building.
Constructed in 1976, the facility provides 6,000 square feet of space for academic programs in automation and industrial electronics.
The $1,149,307.56 contract will be funded through a $1 million regional workforce grant from the Arkansas Division of Higher Education and monies from the ATU-Ozark educational and general fund approved by the ATU Board of Trustees in August 2022.
The project will allow ATU-Ozark to renovate interior spaces specific to program demand and update utilities, lighting and air systems. In addition, the project will provide state-of-the-art automation lab space, relieve flooding issues, provide appropriate handicap accessibility, meet restroom standards, update power needs and restore the roof structure.
The ATU Board of Trustees awarded a construction contract for the renovation to EWI Constructors of Russellville on Monday, Feb. 20.
Learn more about ATU-Ozark at www.atu.edu/ozark.