The North Dakota Geological Survey’s Wilson M. Laird Core and Sample Library includes approximately 13,500 SF of new office, conference and laboratory space and approximately 29,000 SF of expanded space to the existing core sample storage area.

The warehouse expansion holds up to 65 years worth of geology drilling core samples and the new and expanded laboratory space will continue to provide private and secure lab space where energy exploration companies can study the vast archives of geology housed in the library.

The work also included an overhead walkway above Campus Drive connecting office and lab portions of the Laird Hall Core Library to Leonard Hall and the Collaborative Energy Complex. This provides a direct physical connection between the interrelated academic disciplines housed in the CEC (Petroleum Engineering, Energy Studies).