Here is a breakdown of the latest employment numbers for the $75 million new pharmacy project on the Kingston Campus:
• Subcontractor work awarded to Rhode Island firms based on dollars, 65.3 percent.
• Subcontractor work awarded to non-Rhode Island firms based on dollars: 34.7 percent.
• Total subcontractor tradesmen/tradeswomen: 654
• Total Rhode Island resident subcontractor tradesmen/tradeswomen: 383, 58.6 percent.
• Total Massachusetts subcontractor tradesmen/tradeswomen: 222, 33.9 percent.
• Total Connecticut resident subcontractor tradesmen/tradeswomen: 42, 6.4 percent.
• Total New Hampshire resident subcontractor tradesmen/tradeswomen: 7, 1.1 percent.
• Total tradesmen: 646, 98.8 percent.
• Total Tradeswomen: 8, 1.2 percent.
Here are some other key facts:
• Five-story, 142,000-square-foot facility, replaces 66,000 square-foot Fogarty Hall, the College of Pharmacy’s current home, which opened in 1964..
• Supported by a $65 million bond issue overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2006, and private donations and University funds.
• University is seeking LEED Silver Certification for environmental design and engineering.
• Will house a $6 million current good manufacturing process facility, which was squeezed by space limitations in Fogarty Hall. It will allow URI to once again become a leader in best practices training for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as well as private pharmaceutical companies.