As the fall semester gets underway, University of Wisconsin-Platteville students are once again filling the hallways of the newly renovated Boebel Hall, but for one student, touring the floors has an extra special meaning. Since May of 2020, UW-Platteville senior Matt Babich, who is double majoring in construction management and construction safety management, has been interning for Miron Construction as a project management intern. Miron Construction is the company responsible for the Boebel Hall remodel and the building of Sesquicentennial Hall – two projects Babich has been heavily involved in.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the re-opening of Boebel Hall took place on Aug. 27. The building underwent a $23.7 million state-funded renovation to improve, expand and update instructional laboratories, preparation and support space, undergraduate research space and a general assignment classroom. Babich called it an exciting day to see faculty, staff, students and community members being guided through the science building.