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A work in progress.

Follow along in real time as construction of the new, state-of-the-art Poultry Science Building progresses.

Nov. 15, 2021:

On Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, we officially broke ground on the new Poultry Science Building. Read about the groundbreaking ceremony, attended by over 150 people, including Gov. Brian Kemp, Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, UGA President Jere Morehead and CAES Dean and Director Nick T. Place.

Taking part in the groundbreaking were, from left, Ryan Nesbit, Kelly Kerner, Kathy Pharr, Rahul Shrivastav, Provost S. Jack Hu, Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, President Jere W. Morehead, Gov. Brian Kemp, Marty Kemp, Nick Place, Kylie Bruce, Regent Everett Kennedy, Regent Philip Wilheit, Jennifer Frum, Arthur Tripp and Toby Carr. (Photo by Peter Frey/UGA)

August 10, 2022:
Construction Progress

Construction progress is, for the most part on track, despite high competition for concrete in the area this summer.

Underground mechanical, electrical and plumbing is wrapping up on the south side of the building. The foundation slab was recently poured on the north half of the building and the south side slab will soon be poured.

The plan for the rest of 2022 is to add one floor per month, with the goal to reach the top floor by Thanksgiving and the roof by the end of the year.

March 16, 2022:
Construction Begins

The work has begun. The construction company broke through the pavement to begin the process of erecting the new Poultry Science Building.

Early construction of the Poultry Science building

Fall 2023:
Facility Opens

In 2023, the modern, cutting-edge Poultry Science Building will open its doors to students, faculty and staff. This building will become the new home of the next generation of great poultry leaders.

Drawing of completed Poultry Science building

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