New UAB ROTC training facility groundbreaking is Nov. 10

The new 12,800-square-foot facility will include classrooms, offices, an auditorium, storm shelter, supply space, lounges, locker rooms, a gym, and an engagement skills trainer room for simulated combat.

rotc renderingA groundbreaking ceremony for the new Reserve Officers Training Corps training facility at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10.

UAB has hosted ROTC programs for more than three decades, in partnership with the U.S. Army. The new 12,800-square-foot ROTC training facility, expected to cost $3 million, will be located at 828 Eighth Court S. It will include three classrooms, nine offices, an 1,860-square-foot auditorium, storm shelter, supply and storage space, a cadet lounge/library, a cadre lounge, women’s and men’s locker rooms, a gym, and an engagement skills trainer room for simulated combat. Work is scheduled to begin this month and is expected to be completed for fall semester 2018.

The project architect is Charles Williams & Associates, Inc. The general contractor is Argo Building Company, Inc.

Self-parking for the groundbreaking will be available at the site. UAB President Ray Watts and Senior Vice Provost Suzanne Austin will host the event.

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