2021 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Edwards
CO - VT - Construct Undergraduate Laboratory Building

Item C-68.50 #3s

Item C-68.50 #3s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Central Appropriations
Central Capital Outlay FY2021 $0 FY2022 $90,800,000 GF

Page 637, line 17, strike "$11,738,921" and insert "$102,538,921".

Page 638, after line 46, insert:

"208    Virginia Polytechnic and State University   Construct Undergraduate Laboratory Building (18332)".


(This amendment provides construction authorization and funding for the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's Construct Undergraduate Laboratory Building. The project is included in the Detailed Planning Pool appropriated in Item 4 of Chapter 759 of the 2016 Acts of Assembly with an effective date of July 1, 2017. The Division of Engineering and Buildings (DEB) reviewed Schematic Designs in accordance with the state’s Cost Review Process, and Preliminary Designs are complete and ready for cost review by DEB. This science instructional facility is a companion building to the undergraduate Classroom Building (completed in 2016) to address a shortage of instruction spaces for STEM-H programs. The university requires a larger inventory of modern instructional laboratories to appropriately support course section loads in the STEM-H disciplines. Modern laboratories are necessary for students to work with the latest technologies and participate in interdisciplinary teams to meet the training expectations of industry and government. This facility is designed to support the interdisciplinary nature of science through curriculum, discovery laboratories, and student project spaces. Without this project, the university cannot provide the necessary training experience for STEM-H students or be positioned to accommodate the shift in growth for additional STEM-H majors in the Commonwealth.)