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INTERNATIONAL CENTRE for STURGEON STUDIES (ICSS)

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Project Status - Design Development

[September 2009] with Constructiuon Management. Foundation work to begin October 2009

 

Project Scope

A joint funded project CFI, BCKDF, and VIU this facility will be home to VIU's Sturgeon research centre.

 

 

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

PROJECT TEAM

MEETING MINUTES

DESIGN INFORMATION

 

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

To construct an International Centre for Sturgeon Studies (ICSS) at Vancouver Island University (VIU) that will support high quality and innovative research focusing on sturgeon biology, management and hatchery technology for enhancement/restoration and commercial purposes.

This research will aid in conserving and restoring endangered sturgeon populations worldwide. The conservation of these important fish will require an integrated and collaborative research approach through field and laboratory studies of which the facility will be a key component of support.  While the focus is on sturgeon, the concept has broadened to be a freshwater fish physiology lab that will provide the capacity for new research initiatives that examine the potential of alternative fish species for aquaculture.  This is a cost-effective way of maximising the benefits of the ICSS and of improving the overall aquatic research capacity in the Faculty of Science and Technology (more specifically in the departments of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Resource Management, and Biology).

The Centre will facilitate cooperation between conservation and enhancement activities at the regional, national, and international levels. To that end, a research team has been assembled that includes world-class and emerging new scientists from across Canada, the United States and internationally (Russia, Germany, Iran, France and Italy).

The ICSS will help bring together a cluster of researchers and others interested in sturgeon conservation from universities, government, First Nations, industry and non-governmental organizations. VIU is committed to working with, and supporting through research, groups in British Columbia dedicated to sturgeon conservation. The Centre's Advisory Committee will include members of these important groups.

 

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  • support  research initiatives that address the conservation and protection of sturgeon species worldwide
  • work towards ensuring that viable commercial and sport fisheries for sturgeon remain sustainable
  • promote environmentally responsible aquaculture of sturgeon through land-based, closed containment facilities
  • provide training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students interested in sturgeon ecology, physiology and management
  • bring together a world-class research team from Canada, the US, Europe and Asia
  • provide a research node for a cluster of similar sturgeon research groups around the world
  • assist our partners in academia, government, industry, First Nations and Environmental NGOs in their sturgeon research efforts
  • host workshops and seminars on a variety of sturgeon topics, open to both stakeholders and the general public
  • provide public education opportunities through educational displays and school tours

 

PROJECT TEAM

Architectural Design Chernoff Thompson Architects
Structural Design Herold Engineering Ltd
Mechanical Design Cobalt Engineering
Electrical Design R.A. Duff & Associates Inc/MMM Group
Aquatic Systems Design JLH Consulting Inc. /Aquacare Environmental Inc
Civil Design Herold Engineering Ltd
Quantity Surveyor Advicas Consultants Group Inc.

 

 

 

DESIGN INFORMATION

 

ISSUED OF CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION (most recent at top)

DRAWING TYPE
DATE
DOCUMENT
Aquatic Equipment March 03, 2010 Download Drawings
Aquatic Equipment Sump Brochure March 03, 2010 Download Drawings
Specifications - Complete December 21, 2009 Download Drawings
Architectural Drawings December 21, 2009 Download Drawings
Structural Drawings January 06, 2010 Download Drawings
Mechanical Drawings December 21, 2009 Download Drawings
Electrical Drawings January 28, 2010 Download Drawings
Civil Drawings January 26, 2010 Download Drawings
Aquatics Drawings December 21, 2009 Download Drawings
     

 

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION (most recent at top)

DRAWING TYPE
DATE
DOCUMENT
Architectural Design October 23, 2009  
Architectural Design - Phase II October 23, 2009 Download Drawings
Mechanical Design October 23, 2009 Download Drawings
Structural Design October 23, 2009 Download Drawings
Civil Design October 23, 2009 Download Drawings
Electrical Design October 23, 2009 Download Drawings
Aquatic Design October 23, 2009 Download Drawings
Architectural Design September 24, 2009 Download Drawings
Architectural Finish, Color, and Material Boards September 24, 2009 Download Drawings

 

SCHEMATIC DESIGN INFORMATION (most recent at top)

DRAWING TYPE
DATE
DOCUMENT
Aquatic System Design September 21, 2009 Download Drawings
Architectural Design September 18, 2009 Download Drawings
Architectural Design July 08, 2009 Download Drawings
Schematic Design Report July 06, 2009 Download Drawings
Architectural Design May 30, 2009 Download Drawings
Architectural Design - Revised Cost Savings 2 February 25, 2009 Download Drawings
Architectural Design - Revised Cost Savings 1 November 28, 2008 Download Drawings
Architectural Design Report FOR COSTING October 28, 2008 Download Drawings
Electrical Design Report FOR COSTING October 28, 2008 Download Drawings
Mechanical Design Report FOR COSTING October 28, 2008 Download Drawings
Structural Design Report FOR COSTING October 28, 2008 Download Drawings
Aquatic Design Report FOR COSTING October 28, 2008 Download Drawings
Architectural Drawings October 08, 2008 Download Drawings
Electrical Design Report October 07, 2008 Download Drawings
Architectural Drawings October 07, 2008 Download Drawings
Mechanical Drawings October 03, 2008 Download Drawings
Structural Drawings October 01, 2008 Download Drawings
Architectural Drawings September 26, 2008 Download Drawings
Architectural Drawings September 03, 2008 Download Drawings

 

CONCEPTUAL DESIGN INFORMATION

DRAWING TYPE
DATE
DOCUMENT
Option 1 - Single Story sited in future building site February 2008 Download Drawings
Option 2 - Single Story sited across from 373 February 2008 Download Drawings
Option 3 - Two Story sited beside 373 February 2008 Download Drawings