The original intent of the exercice was to develop a design for a new minerals engineering building which would demonstrate the applicability and feasibility of an underground building complex to our administration and to the Board of Curators. Two major advantages were foreseen for such a building. Not only would it be immensely superior, in terms of energy demand, to the conventional aboveground buildings previously constructed by the University, but it also would have highly significant symbollic and educational effects on the students of the several disciplines comprising the UMR "School of Mines and Metallurgy". It would also serve as a model of the underground potentials for the other disciplines on campus; viz., the "School of Engineering", and the "College of Arts and Sciences".
Green, Bruce H. and Summers, David A., "UMR Minerals Building: An Innovative Approach to the Construction of Underground Buildings" (1980). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 233, pp. 198-205.
7th Annual UMR-MEC Conference on Energy (1980: Oct. 14-16, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
Energy in Building Design
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16 Oct 1980