UMaine lab to do work for Army; $6.2M contract enables construction research

ORONO – The University of Maine, forging a new relationship with the U.S. Army, announced Friday a $6.2 million research contract to develop and construct buildings and bridges with wood and synthetic composites.

The military is looking for prefabricated, lightweight, portable buildings and reinforced tents that would protect troops from rocket attacks and shrapnel and be easy to transport and put together.

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