Hub of hands-on learning.

students work in seccm labsWelcome to SECCM Labs, a hub of laboratories, project rooms and open spaces dedicated to hands-on, collaborative teaching and learning. With our focus on experiential learning and cutting-edge industry trends, the School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management (SECCM) develops students equipped with the skills and real-world experiences to meet the challenges facing the engineering and design build industries. SECCM faculty have a state-of-the-art facility to deliver the highest quality educational experience to our students – the next generation of engineering, computing and construction management professionals. Boasting 100 percent placement into jobs or graduate school, SECCM's enrollment continues to grow, and SECCM Labs will accommodate future growth by providing a collaborative hub for applied learning.

About one dozen people take part in the groundbreaking ceremony for the SECCM Labs

Breaking Ground on the SECCM Labs

Against the backdrop of bulldozers poised in the midst of constructing the building, Roger Williams University held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 25, for the new SECCM Labs. Also at the ceremony, the University announced it is naming the SECCM Labs building for Richard L. Bready, the former Nortek Inc. CEO and Chairman who is concluding 11 years as chair of the RWU Board of Trustees.

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Rendering of SECCM Labs exterior.

About the Building

Located in the heart of campus, the three-story building gives students the opportunity to test designs and apply new skills in a laboratory environment. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and tools, SECCM Labs is RWU's commitment to ensuring that our exceptional academic programs include a rigorous, cutting-edge experiential component.

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Dean Potter teaches students about construction on SECCM Labs.

A Laboratory for Student Learning

During the construction phase, SECCM Labs was a “living laboratory” for student learning. Our project partner Shawmut Construction and Design provided behind-the-scenes access and real-time construction lessons for students, while our professors built hands-on lessons about SECCM Labs into courses.

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SECCM Labs Shawmut Design & Construction Methods and Materials Laboratory

Our Project Partner

Shawmut logoShawmut Design and Construction is the construction management firm leading the SECCM Labs project. In addition to their extensive experience in academic construction, Shawmut is one of the top employers of RWU graduates and they will be collaborating with SECCM faculty to deliver an educational program on all aspects of the project delivery.

Engineering students construct an aviation project.

Support Our Project

A fundraising campaign is underway to fund SECCM Labs. Thanks to the generosity of individuals and corporations, we are more than halfway to our campaign goal. While philanthropy will play a major role in supporting the SECCM Labs project, the University plans to issue debt for the remaining balance. Learn more about why Roger Williams is making this investment in our students’ future and how you can help us meet our goal.

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