A Laboratory for Student Learning

The Richard L. Bready Applied Learning Laboratories is the hub of experiential learning for the School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management. Throughout its construction, it served as a hands-on learning opportunity for our students. A living laboratory in every sense, students went behind the scenes of the construction process and learned each step directly from industry professionals along the way, from excavation to structural engineering.

Our professors built experiential-learning opportunities into their curriculums while our project partner, Shawmut Design and Construction, provided real-world construction lessons to our students.

Here are some stories about the impact of the Richard L. Bready Applied Learning Laboratories on student learning:

Student interns working with Shawmut Design and construction.Internship Experience Provides Students Work Experience on SECCM Labs Project

Construction management students Chris Bartorelli and Julia Pateman gain professional experience working with Shawmut Design and Construction on the project.

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Students learning on a site visit to SECCM Labs.Inside the Construction Operating Theater at SECCM Labs

Shawmut Design and Construction welcomes students on-site to observe and dissect the construction process as the new laboratories building takes shape.

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Students observe a SECCM Labs construction meeting.Making SECCM Labs Construction Meetings Part of the Course

Construction management students learn the process of a major construction project directly from the builders and project owners.

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