The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees on Friday, Sept. 21, approved phase three of the construction plan for a new UAB Technology Innovation Center.
The $26.5 million facility is scheduled for completion in November 2020 and will house much of UAB’s technology infrastructure, including the Cheaha high-performance computing cluster, the fastest supercomputer in Alabama. The Technology Innovation Center, which will replace the Rust building, will be located at the corner of 17th Street South and Ninth Avenue South.
“UAB’s students, researchers, faculty and staff inspire IT,” said Vice President and Chief Information Officer Curtis A. Carver Jr., Ph.D. “This new center will facilitate the collaboration and technology that can fuel your innovation, so you can change the world.”
The University is moving forward with plans to renovate the Cudworth building, which houses administrative, applications and help desk areas of UAB IT. Renovations are set to take place in multiple phases to create new, modern work experiences for all employees.