Purdue University Buildings Demolition, Construction Images, August 2015, MATH Building Camera

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By Darcy M. Bullock1, Alexander M. Hainen, Andrew Sydelko, David Burford, Michael Witt1

Purdue University

Two iconic buildings on the Purdue University campus, the Engineering Administration Building and the retired Heating and Power Plant-North, were targeted for demolition in 2012 to make way for the construction of the Active Learning Center.

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Version 1.0 - published on 04 Sep 2015 doi:10.4231/R7DN4314 - cite this Archived on 25 Oct 2016

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Purdue's campus landscape continues to change with the construction of new buildings and the remodel of old buildings. In 2012 the Engineering Administration Building (ENAD) and the iconic Heat and Power Plant-North (HPN) were targeted for demolition to make way for the construction of the Active Learning Center (ALC); a building with offices, collaborative spaces and classrooms with an emphasis on new instructional models. The Purdue University Lyles School of Civil Engineering capitalized on a key opportunity for education and research. Five cameras were installed to capture images from the demolition of the Engineering Administration Building and the Power Plant, to the construction of the Active Learning Center. The images from 3 fixed cameras situated on the Mathematical Sciences Building (MATH) and the Potter (A. A.) Engineering Center (POTR) can be accessed and used for educational and research purposes.

Representative time lapse videos were created from these three cameras for each month of the project. The time lapse videos created from these images - 08:00 to 18:00, 7 days a week in each month - are accessible here: http://dx.doi.org/10.4231/R70P0WXD.

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An Axis Q1755-E camera fixed on top of the Purdue Mathematical Sciences Buildings (40.426019,-86.915732) was used to capture images of the Purdue University Active Learning Center Construction from 08:00 to 18:00, 7 days a week, throughout August, 2015. Due to weather conditions and a hardware malfunction, images taken on August 3 between 4.00 and 6.00 pm, on August 7 between 1.00 and 2.00 pm, and on August  12 between 8.00 and 11.00 am are not available.

The Purdue University Research Repository (PURR) is a university core research facility provided by the Purdue University Libraries and the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships, with support from additional campus partners.