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The University of Texas of the Permian Basin break ground on their new engineering building with the help of the senior Project Manager Terry Hoyle, senator Kel Seliger, state representative Tom Craddick, state representative Brooks Landgraf, UTPB president David Watts, and more Friday afternoon in the lobby of Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center. The new building will contain 105,000 gross square feet and will be three-stories in height. The first two floors of the new building will house six classrooms, a 100 seat lecture hall, 22 faculty offices, a dean’s suite, and instructional labs for the mechanical, petroleum, and aerospace engineering programs as well as research labs for faculty and graduate research. The third floor of the building will be for future engineering disciplines such as chemical and electrical engineering.