New housing on way, one piece at a time


The first pieces of precast concrete will be followed by many more as an expansion of UCCS student housing continues. (Photo by Jeff Foster)

The first of more than 1,056 precast concrete panels that will eventually form Echo and Copper additions to the Summit Village housing complex were lifted into place Tuesday by construction crews.

Panel installation will continue for the next few months as the $18.1 million, 192-bed expansion to UCCS student housing takes shape, according to Carolyn Fox, architect, Facilities Services.

Echo and Copper will be complete by summer 2013 and ready for students for the fall 2013 semester.

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