Granted by PT Freeport Indonesia, ITB Inaugurated The LABTEK XIV – The Freeport Indonesia Business Research Center

DJI_0288Rector of Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Prof. Dr. Ir. Kadarsah Suryadi, DEA., inaugurated the Laboratory Technology Building (LABTEK) XIV – The Freeport Indonesia Business Research Center SBM ITB on Thursday (14/12/2017) at Ganesha Campus Bandung. The six (6) floors building, with total area of 5,482 square meters, is a grant from PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) which was handed over on the same day as the building’s inauguration. LABTEK XIV – The Freeport Indonesia Business Research Center is an expansion of the old building School of Business and Management (SBM) ITB that was built in 1954 and extended in 1962.

The Head of Project Implementation Unit (PIU) for the construction of LABTEK XIV – The Freeport Indonesia Business Research Center, Budi Permadi Iskandar, MSP., said that the completion of the building is done in two years after the first ground breaking in 2015. “The interior settlement is done with the help of companies and individuals, among them are Bank BCA, Triputra Agro, Bank BNI and Bank BTN, Noni Sri Ayati Purnomo, Adrianto Djokosoetono, Hatta Rajasa and Bakti S. Luddin”, said Budi.


Achmad Ardianto (EVP HR PTFI), Prof. Sudarso K. Wiryono (Dean of SBM ITB), Ir. Yudo Dwinanda Priadi, MS (Expert Staff from Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resource), Prof. Kadarsah Suryadi (Rector of ITB) officially inaugurated LABTEK XIV – The Freeport Indonesia Business Research Center

ITB with the support of PTFI built this building by presenting the experts in their fields, such as Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Physics Engineering, and Design of ITB departments. Bringing the concept of green and smart building, LABTEK XIV – The Freeport Indonesia Business Research Center has uniqueness and different features with other buildings in the complex area of ITB Ganesha campus.


BCA Library



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Meeting Room

This building is equipped with the sunlight processing cells into electricity for building and space lighting system is one of the smart building in energy sector in this building. This system is an extension of the Energy Management Laboratory for ITB Engineering Physics Study Program. The amount of electrical energy used can be monitored through monitors on every floor and class. Experts from Engineering Physics ITB assist in setting up a low-energy sound system within the Auditorium of this building.

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Nemangkawi Auditorium

Some of the facilities are provided in this building for learning activities, academic support, and business research centers such as classrooms, teleconference rooms, auditorium, office space and business accelerator. We hope this building can contribute positively to learning and business research activities in ITB in the future.

Source: ITB Official Website
Edited and translated by: Margareth Tobing

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