Pitt–Johnstown prepares to open new Chemical Engineering Building

The new Chemical Engineering Building at Pitt–Johnstown officially will officially open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. March 21.

The two-story, 7,000-square-foot Chemical Engineering Building, which connects to the east side of the John P. Murtha Engineering and Science Building, houses laboratories, classrooms, faculty offices, and student study areas, according to information on the upj.pitt.edu website. Construction on the $5 million project began in February 2018. Bostwick Design Partnership, Massaro Corporation construction, and H.F. Lenz engineering worked on the project.

“We will have labs where students will conduct experiments related to chemical separation, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, process control, and reaction engineering,” said assistant professor Ramesh Singh. “In addition, we have a simulation lab where students will learn real-world, hands-on skills by operating and troubleshooting chemical processes in virtual environment.”