Community Updates

August 10, 2017

As part of the ongoing work on BEP, the construction site will continue to be fully excavated this month. Over the next two weeks, a series of controlled, underground blasts — no more than two per day and each no louder than a thunderclap — will take place to break up bedrock that must be removed in order to begin the construction of BEP's structural foundation this fall. We are working with the project team to closely monitor these operations and any vibrations created by the underground charges to the buildings adjacent to the construction site: Beardsley, Friends Meetinghouse, Hicks, Lang Center, Pearson, Science Center, Trotter, Whittier, and the residences along Whittier Place. Please know that during this time, all buildings can be occupied and that work in those buildings can take place as otherwise intended. Read the full update.


July 19, 2017

Planned as a model for environmentally intelligent construction practices and providing expanded, modern space for biology, engineering, and psychology, BEP will support the campus community by strengthening interdisciplinary connections between academic departments across the curriculum. This newsletter is one of a series of community updates about the project. We thank you for your continued cooperation and patience as this important effort gets underway. For additional information, visit the project website (swarthmore.edu/bep) or email bep@swarthmore.edu. Please look for additional updates as construction progresses. Read the full update.


June 29, 2017

This is the first of a series of updates you will receive periodically during the construction of the Biology, Psychology, Engineering (BEP) project. In addition to providing expanded, modern space for biology, engineering, and psychology, BEP—planned as a model for environmentally intelligent construction practices—will support the campus community by strengthening interdisciplinary connections between academic departments across the curriculum. Read the full update.