Kansas State expansion causes student frustration Photo courtesy of the Kansas State Collegian.

Kansas State expansion causes student frustration

The Kansas State College of Engineering has been under construction for almost a year, causing frustration for students.

“At least twice so far we’ve had classes to the sound of jackhammers,” Lauren Sweno, senior in architectural engineering, told the Kansas State Collegian.

The school broke ground on the renovation last October, expecting to add 107,000 square feet to the Engineering Complex with costs totaling $40 million.

“Last semester they decided to do some construction during finals and that was frustrating,” Rachael Kolb, a junior in electrical engineering, told the Collegian. “There was one gas leak scare and that was when I had a test, so we had to evacuate the building right before a test and that was frustrating.”

The project is in Phase IV of construction and includes a new facility across from the school’s Ahern Fieldhouse at the corner of College Heights Road and Denison Avenue. The expansion project is expected to be completed by August 2015.

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