From November 29, 2013 to May 31, 2014, the College of Science & Technology Building in the ERICA Campus of Hanyang University (HYU) underwent remodeling construction. With an extra floor added, it became a five-story building with 28 laboratories, 11 professors offices, and one more classroom.
The purpose for the renovation of the building was to create a better educational environment since the building was old and worn. Also, the fifth floor was added to solve the problem of the shortage of offices for professors.
However, since the construction took about five months, there were some complaints from Hanyangians who expressed their discontent that the paths around the building were too narrow during the construction. Also, some felt unsafe at the site of the construction because there were incidences of concrete falling to the ground. Choo Byeong-jin, a Freshmen in the Department of Applied Mathematics at HYU said, “The construction was so noisy when we were in class. Also, there was too much dust. However, I admit it was very pleasant to watch the new building being completed. The fact that we can now use new facilities, such as laboratories, makes the inconveniences worth it.”