Building & Earth will be part of the project team constructing the new University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) football operations and practice complex, with construction planned to commence late summer 2016 after receiving a generous naming sponsorship by Legacy Community Federal Credit Union and UA System Board of Trustees approval on June 16, 2016.
“In preparation for its return to NCAA Division I football competition in the fall of 2017, Building & Earth is honored to have been selected by UAB to provide geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and special inspections services for its new football operations center,” said Matt Adams, director of corporate client development and principal. “Our firm has a successful track record of providing similar services to UAB, including for the upcoming Collat School of Business project, and we are proud to be a part of the construction team delivering this game-changing project for UAB’s football program, students, alumni and community participants.”
The $22.5 million dollar facility will include athletic training and conditioning areas, meeting rooms, office space and both covered and open practice fields, which will be funded by Legacy Community Federal Credit Union’s $4.2 million, 20-year naming rights sponsorship, according to the Associated Press. The project includes a host of other corporate and individual sponsors including Thompson Foundation, Alabama Power Foundation, Medical Properties Trust, Protective Life and Jimmy Filler, a local businessman and ServisFirst Bank board member.
Read more about this project on the UAB website.