This project, commissioned to meet the growing demand for Collège Boréal’s educational programs, called for a new facility within an existing campus. The new design sees the consolidation of all programs previously offered from a number of different sites into a single integrated facility. In addition, the curriculum has been expanded with an important new “shops” program to address the growing shortage of skilled trades in the region.
The new state-of-the-art technical wing includes millwright, heavy duty mechanics, and multi-purpose shops, as well as electronics and electrical labs. While the project was out for public tender to contractors, our scope of work was expanded to include an additional 1,400 m² (15,069 ft²) of classrooms for the Université de Hearst. An addendum was issued to add the shell of the university campus to the contract. The fit-up of the university campus was completed by change order.
The building was designed to LEED® standards, using an integrated design approach with staff from our Timmins, Sudbury, and North Bay offices contributing to the project. Energy modelling by our design team established energy reductions of roughly $40,000 per year. With an extremely challenging and compressed schedule, we issued deliverables on time and nearly $500,000 under budget.