Every journey begins with a single step, and so today the first, tiny steps were taken on the construction of the new Earth, Energy and Environment Center. Consultants working on the acoustic, vibration and audio-visual design of the new facilities ran instruments into three 20-to-25-foot-deep holes they drilled in the parking lot to measure the vibration levels at the bedrock, which is a hard shale. The new Center will be built to counteract vibration because of the sensitive equipment it will house.

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