Nestled within Notre Dame’s sprawling 1250-acre campus, Notre Dame’s newest Research Building is a testament to architectural grandeur and innovation, much like the rest of the 185+ buildings across campus. Spearheaded by the collaborative efforts of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), this project seamlessly blends tradition with progress. Over the past century, the Union has fostered a 100-year-long relationship with Notre Dame, building trust, respect, and supporting the growing community in their collaborative efforts on projects like the Notre Dame Research Building.

IBEW members involved in the project feel a profound connection to the campus ethos and its architectural legacy. Their work is not just about functionality; it reflects a commitment to excellence that sets them apart. IBEW and NECA’s contributions extend beyond electrical infrastructure, embodying a dedication to quality that surpasses industry standards. Their craftsmanship is evident in every aspect of the Research Building’s design and implementation. This collaborative effort showcases their shared values of excellence, innovation, and a deep-rooted connection to Notre Dame’s academic tradition.

The Research Building, covering 200,000 square feet primarily dedicated to cutting-edge research labs, serves as a focal point for pioneering discoveries. The project’s complexity is evident, particularly on the third floor hosting a BSL3 lab. Here, intricate networks of 10+ miles of conduit and over 50+ miles of cable demonstrate the meticulous planning and execution by the Powering America Team.

Beyond technical expertise, the Powering America Team places a strong emphasis on education and safety. By prioritizing ongoing training and development, they ensure that members are equipped with the latest knowledge and best practices, enhancing overall quality and safety standards. In essence, the Notre Dame Research Building project embodies collaborative synergy and shared values among the Powering America Team. Their dedication to excellence, safety, and innovation not only powers buildings but also drives forward the future of research and discovery at Notre Dame. This project serves as a testament to their collective efforts in shaping a legacy of electrical expertise that continues to propel academic and scientific advancements.

00:00 – 00:40 – Touring the Notre Dame Campus
00:40 – 01:19 – Taking Pride in the Work
01:19 – 02:17 – The Partnership Between Notre Dame University and the NECA / IBEW Powering America Team
02:17 – 02:36 – Becoming a Premiere Research Institution
02:36 – 03:06 – Details of the New Research Building
03:06 – 04:30 – An Unbeatable Labor Force
04:30 – 04:40 – Outro

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