Clark & Sullivan Construction Begins Second Phase Expansion at University of Nevada, Reno
(Reno, NV)- Clark & Sullivan Construction announced today the company has begun the second phase of an $11.5 million expansion project for the University of Nevada, Reno on their Earthquake Lab, located at 1664 North Virginia Street.
“By expanding the lab, the University of Nevada, Reno will be able to do more testing for the private industry and bring more jobs to Nevada,” said B.J. Sullivan, president of Clark & Sullivan Construction. “The lab will be the largest and most versatile earthquake simulation facility in the United States once this phase is complete.”
The 24,254 square-foot construction of the new seismic lab will house four, 50 ton capacity shake tables, capable of replicating earthquakes through computer software and hydraulically operated actuators. The space will allow experiment configurations including large scale models of buildings and earthquake simulation experiments.
Clark & Sullivan Construction also built the original lab for the university in 1991. The project was designed by BJG Architecture and Engineering and is scheduled to be complete Spring 2013.