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Center for Advanced Engineering Research (CAER) Facility – LEED

Center for Advanced Engineering Research (CAER) Facility - LEED

Location: Forest, VA  Project Type: Economic

Hurt & Proffitt is the civil engineering firm involved in the construction of the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) that will be located in the New London Business and Technology Center in Bedford County. The 30,000 SF building at the CAER facility is a Region 2000 initiative to develop an industry-focused regional research and development center that drives the development of innovative products and processes by providing local access to university and federal research and inventions. It will be designed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards for New Construction certification.

The CAER facility is made possible in part due to a $7.6M award from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission. It targets the growth industries specific to the region and puts university innovations into action through practical implementation in industry.  The goal is to increase the competitiveness for core, high wage industries and improve the long-term prospects of existing industrial employers by creating a knowledge-based research hub for the region.

Hurt & Proffitt has worked closely with the design team and the Bedford Economic Development Authority to develop the CAER facility site within the overall park development. Our firm has also worked on the master planning phase of the New London Business and Technology Center leading up to this project.

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