The new 169,000 sq. ft. LEED Silver engineering building will enable a new teaching pedagogy of Engineering into the next century and will house various engineering disciplines, programs and types of instruction to students. This new facility will embrace 21st century learning by providing forms and spaces that are flexible, future proofed, bold, creative, supportive and collaborative. The aggregate effect of these defining characteristics will be the realization of an iconic building of high architectural merit that serves to attract research partners, and help recruit and retain staff and students from across the province, the country and around the world.

The project is delivered through a construction management approach and it includes extensive pre-construction consultation particularly around budget, schedule, and logistics.

Key challenges included working on a busy university campus, coordinating the work around live site services and delivering the project to a fast-track 26-month schedule while maintaining control of the budget.

The work was completed within a fully-enabled BIM environment.

The project was recognized with a CanBIM Award in 2015.