ST. CLOUD - The most expensive construction project ever in the MnSCU system continues to be on track and on budget.

The $45 million Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility is being built on the St. Cloud State University Campus.

SCSU Facilities Construction Coordinator John Frischmann says the work is going well, and they're on pace to have the project done in time for the fall semester.

Frischmann says they had some soil issues early on, but there have been no surprises since then.  He says, because the bids for the project were lower than expected, they've been able to add a skyway between the new building and the Wick Science Building.

Money for the project came from the State Legislature in the 2011 bonding bill.

They broke ground in October of 2011.

The ISELF building will be the first on the SCSU campus to be a LEED Silver certified building, which means it will be an energy efficient building.

It's one of just two major construction projects happening right now at SCSU, the other being a renovation project currently underway on the National Hockey Center and Events Center.