BE&K Building Group Begins Construction on Education/Workforce Development Center at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas
April 13, 2016

BE&K Building Group has begun construction on a 21,000-square-foot education and workforce development building on the campus of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. The project is scheduled for completion in 2016.

“The project is tracking on schedule despite several days of heavy rainfall in late March,” said BE&K Building Group’s Cynthia Robinson, project manager. “We have completed the building pad, the site paving, grade beams and elevator pit. We recently began installation of below-grade utilities and are preparing to pour the slab on grade. We are proud to be part of this important project for the University.”

Lamar University’s new Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship (CICE) will house offices, labs, meeting space, training areas and an event center. The CICE is a partnership between the University’s College of Business and College of Engineering and the Southeast Texas business community. The center is a conduit for industry and university interaction, including projects, ongoing research, student experiential learning, special events and training. The center promotes a strong emphasis on student development and training to prepare graduates for rewarding careers by familiarizing them with entrepreneurial real-world projects. The building will provide structure for innovation-based companies through mentoring and access to university expertise.

Home to more than 15,000 students, Lamar University is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities, and is a member of The Texas State University System.