The University of California at Berkeley is using McCarthy Building Co. Inc. to construct a new 240,000-sf health and sciences building.

The St. Louis-based firm will build the new $85 million facility on UC Berkeley’s main campus, replacing the 60,000-sf Stanley Hall. Now half a decade old, Stanley Hall is considered unsafe in the event of an earthquake.

McCarthy will consult with scientists for input on how best to serve a variety of research and teaching needs within the building. Special building-specific systems must also be developed to support scientific research in the facility.

Given the front-end legwork, the project will not break ground until 2002. Completion is expected in the summer of 2004.

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