SECCM Labs

Future hub of hands-on learning.

Student reviews construction plans with foreman.Welcome 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. By Fall 2019, SECCM faculty will 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 will give 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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Students learn how to put up scaffolding.

Project Updates

As our on-campus project managers, RWU's Capital Projects will keep you informed about ongoing construction, how to navigate around the construction site, and parking restrictions. Here you will find the construction schedule, recent announcements, and information on the project development team.

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SECCM Labs Shawmut Design & Construction Methods and Materials Laboratory

Our Project Partner

Shawmut logoShawmut Design & 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. In essence, SECCM Labs will be a “living laboratory,” with Shawmut providing behind-the-scenes access and real-time construction lessons for students.

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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