Glass wall installed in ETF
The ETF is Phase One of the Nutrition Sciences: Building a Healthier You campaign. Phase One, at an estimated cost of $90,000 - $110,000, also includees upgrades to the body composition testing areas. These areas include equipment such as a DXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry), a Bod Pod (Whole-Body Air Displacement Plethysmography), a P Pod (Bod Pod for infants and toddlers) and a pQCT (Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography) which is a small CT scan designed for arms and legs.
Video of Phase Three design released
WATCH VIDEO: 5th Floor Video Tour
You will notice that this is a space like no other. Waterfalls welcome you to an open area with a variety of desks and chairs on wheels to allow people to move, gather and discuss science and ideas. The heart of this area is underneath a lighting system that looks like massive tree leaves.
ETF awaits glass wall
UAB workers are awaiting the arrival of the large glass walls that will make up the wall along the West hallway in the Susan Mott Webb Nutrition Sciences Building. The estimated installation date for the glass wall is Thursday, May 15, 2014.
ETF sinks, cabinets, storage finished
The Exercise Testing Facility, a key component of Phase One of the Nutrition Sciences: Building a Healthier You, is wired and ready. Once it is in service it will house stationary bikes, treadmills and machines measuring oxygen consumption.
The space will also include a changing room, a stretching area, a weight test area and bathroom access for sample collection.