University Of Nebraska Omaha
Biomechanics Research Facility
MCL Construction helped make a lasting impact on the campus of the University of Nebraska Omaha, constructing the first-in-the-nation's Biomechanics Research Facility. Working under a tight schedule deadline, MCL Construction collaborated with UNO to minimize the impact of construction activities on students, faculty, and visitors. The Biomechanics Research Facility was constructed on a unique and complicated site on campus, basically on the side of a hill. A detailed site logistics and safety plan was created to ensure safety and efficient subcontractor activity on a project site that tied into the existing campus.
The Biomechanics Research Facility at UNO provides high tech research in the study of human movement. Features of the building include: balance laboratory, virtual reality laboratory, motor development laboratory, robotics laboratory, acoustics laboratory, and a main motor laboratory.
The building also features a large conference room with high tech audio visual capabilities, office space, and collaborative work spaces for graduate students.
To connect the Biomechanics Research Facility with the campus, the project included an elevated tie-in to the existing Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) building on campus.