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Geothermal Construction at Mammel Hall Adapted from Information by the University of Nebraska Omaha and The Weitz Company, LLC Mammel Hall is home of the University of Nebraska Omaha’s (UNO’s) College of Business Administration. It was certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold when originally constructed in 2010, and specifically designed for business students - offering collaborative breakout rooms for team projects, as well as open areas and private settings for independent study. The features and technologies in the three-story, 120,000-square-foot Mammel Hall create a professional, inviting environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. It boasts a two-story, 186-seat auditorium; atrium with interactive, touch-screen historical and informational digital displays; bridges and skywalks linking areas of the building; and a student- operated coffee shop and food store. Now, with a more than 40,000-square-foot addition, Mammel Hall will become the third University of Nebraska at Omaha facility and eighth University of Nebraska system building to have a geothermal system. Construction has begun with Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) and The Weitz Company coordinating work to deliver the geothermal system. OPPD will coor- dinate the exterior well field installation and Weitz will oversee the interior building installations. Mid America Drilling, a sub- contractor of OPPD, is performing the geothermal drilling, and Peterson Contractors is installing the geopier foundations. “Omaha Public Power District is excited to partner with UNO and Weitz to bring an energy service option that will help the university achieve carbon intensity and financial reduction goals for many years to come,” said John Quade, senior account executive at OPPD. The new wing will have six new classrooms, four seminar rooms, a newly designed and expanded Koraleski Commerce and Applied Behavioral Lab, a 180-person general purpose room, and will house the new School of Accounting. Occupancy is scheduled for next January, and the entire project is scheduled for completion in April 2021. 33 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® APRIL 2020 C&G May 12-14, 2020 ~ Hosted by the Missouri Department of Transportation Geotechnical Unit, the 55th Annual Shallow Exploration Drillers Clinic will be held at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Missouri. The clinic is packed with technical presentations, along with indoor exhibits of products, services, and out- side equipment displays. Visit See more events at online issue. Are you planning to go? WorldWide will be looking for you! Join WWDR