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 Wilmeth Active Learning Center.
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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 Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC); 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 Wilmeth 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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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
- Bullock, D. M., Alexander M. Hainen, Sydelko, A. T., David Burford, Witt, M. (2017). Purdue University Buildings Demolition, Construction Images, May 2017, MATH Building Camera. Purdue University Research Repository. doi:10.4231/R7ZG6Q8Q
An Axis Q6045-E camera fixed on top of the Purdue Mathematical Sciences Building (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 May 2017.