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Building 200 - Exterior Envelope & Roof Upgrade

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**Note: Content on this page is updated regularly as the project progresses.

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**Current Update**:

(Friday, December 19th)

You will be happy to know we are now on the final leg of construction for Building 200. As indicated in the last update, completion is scheduled for January 16th, with the exception of minor tasks (such as installation of metal flashings on the roof), and Landscaping. (Landscaping will occur when weather is more suitable in February/March).

Some points to note:

  • Now that exams are complete, crews will be moving forward with noisy work that was held-off throughout the exam period. New windows will be tightened in place between now & December 31st, which will create a loud ‘rattling’ noise.
  • A new canopy will be installed over the exterior stairway at the south end of the building between December 22-24th. Stairway access will be blocked during construction.
  • Scaffolding and hoarding will be dismantled in Area #2 (area adjacent to Okayama Gardens) from December 22-24th.
  • Scaffolding and hoarding will be dismantled in Area #1 (area adjacent to Site Trailer) and Area #3 (Admissions area on Level 3) from January 12-16th.
  • Installation of finished metal flashings on roof will be complete by January 23rd.

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Contents (click to skip directly to subject):

Project Schedule:

Overall Schedule: August 2014 - January 30, 2015 (est).

  • Schedule is contingent upon factors such as weather or other unforeseen circumstances, such as the discovery of deteriorated elements needing replacement.

Southeast Quadrant - Envelope & Window Replacement:

Area 2 Thumbnail Building 200 - Reno

Scheduled Date(s)

Work

Impact

Status

Nov 17 - Dec 24

Windows: Installation of new

- Access to offices will be required for installation and patching & painting of drywall as required.

In progress

Dec 24 - 31

Finishing & Demobilization: Scaffolding removal & interior patchwork at windows

- Rooms on the outside of the building will notice work outside.

- Rooms with windows will have intermittent work occurring inside to patch drywall around the perimeter of window openings.

Scheduled

 

Northeast Quadrant - Envelope & Window Replacement:

Area 1 Thumbnail Area 1 Photo

Scheduled Date(s)

Work

Impact

Status

Oct.20 - Dec. 26

Existing Exterior Envelope System: Removal & Replacement

- Low to Moderate sound as existing panels are hand cut & removed (no power saws used).

- Moderate intermittent sound as new system is installed using power tools.

In progress

Dec 16 - 24

Windows: Installation of new

- Access to offices will be required for installation and patching & painting of drywall as required.

In Progress

Jan 12 - 16

Finishing & Demobilization: Scaffolding removal & interior patchwork at windows

- Rooms on the outside of the building will notice work outside.

- Rooms with windows will have intermittent work occurring inside to patch drywall around the perimeter of window openings.

Scheduled

 

Southwest Quadrant - Envelope & Window Replacement:

Area 3 Thumbnail Area 3 Photo

Scheduled Date(s)

Work

Impact

Status

Nov.6 - Jan. 12

Existing Exterior Envelope System: Removal & Replacement

- Low to Moderate sound as existing panels are hand cut & removed (no power saws used).

- Moderate intermittent sound as new system is installed using power tools.

In progress

Dec 8 - 24

Windows: Installation of new

- Access to offices will be required for installation and patching & painting of drywall as required.

In progress

Jan 12 - 16

Finishing & Demobilization: Scaffolding removal & interior patchwork at windows.

- Rooms on the outside of the building will notice work outside.

- Rooms with windows will have intermittent work occurring inside to patch drywall around the perimeter of window openings.

Scheduled

 

Occupant Pamphlet :

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Project Overview:

This project was identified in Facilities Services and Campus Development's (FSCD) renewal plan and was a high priority due to the need to preserve the building. This year, 2014/15, the Ministry announced the provision of funding to replace Building 200's exterior envelope, windows and roof system, which are at the end of their useful life.

 

What will be replaced?

Exterior Envelope :

Exterior insulation, rain-screen and stucco systems will all be replaced**. These elements are on the outside of existing exterior walls.

Windows:

New state-of-the-art, high-efficiency, triple-glazed windows will be installed throughout the building**. These windows are designated "low emissivity", meaning they greatly reduce radiant heat gain/loss.

Roofing:

All roofing membranes and flashings will be replaced. Roof insulation will also be maximized to attain the greatest possible energy efficiency.

** with the exception of the Northwest portion of Level 3 which was upgraded in 2006

 

Why are we replacing them?

The existing exterior envelope, windows and roofing system are at the end of their useful life and are beginning to fail. Furthermore, their performance with regard to occupant comfort and energy efficiency (heat gain / loss) is inadequate.

This upgrade will extend the life of the facility; and will improve its appearance, energy efficiency & occupant comfort by using high-quality, state-of-the-art products and techniques.

 

FAQ's on construction work:

  • Q: Construction has started; what can I do to mitigate noise and/or smell in my area ?
  • A: Please ensure all windows are kept closed -this will significanty reduce both noise & smell in your area. FSCD is investigating adding charcoal filters to building HVAC systems to mitigate smell further --this is only effective if windows remain closed.
  • Q: Why is this work necessary?
  • A: The existing exterior envelope, windows and roofing system are at the end of their useful life and are beginning to fail. Furthermore, their performance with regard to occupant comfort and energy efficiency (heat gain / loss) is obsolete.
  • Q: How is this work going to benefit us?
  • A: This upgrade will improve the Building's occupant comfort levels, energy efficiency & appearance by using high-quality, state-of-the-art products and techniques. It will also improve its durability and extend its life for 40+ years.
  • Q: Why was this work not scheduled for the summer when campus is quieter?
  • A: Funding approval for this project was granted by the Ministry of Advanced Education on May 22nd, at which time the project proceeded on a fast-track basis. An RFP for engineering services, design work and construction tender followed respectively as quickly as possible, with a contract being awarded on August 13th.
  • Q: Will the building be accessbile throughout construction?
  • A: Yes. The building will be fully accessible throughout the course of construction. (From time-to-time, some exterior entrances may be temporarily blocked to facilitate work. Certain tasks -such as replacing windows- also may require workers to access the inside of the building).
  • Q: What will noise levels be like throughout construction?
  • A: Generally, noise levels will be low to moderate throughout construction. Occassionally & intermittently, loud noise may occur. Examples of some tasks on this project that will create noise are: use of cranes & lifts; manual removal of existing roof and envelope systems; construction waste disposal chute; 'zipping' sound when components of new enevelope system are being installed.
  • Q: How will this noise affect my work, learning or teaching environment?
  • A: Noise levels will also depend on which part of the building you are located in, and which portion of work is occurring at that time:
      • Rooms on the perimeter of the building will be affected more due to their proximity to the work.
      • Level 3 may also experience some sound from work taking place on the roof. (Roof work complete Sept.17)
      • Noisiest tasks will be scheduled for early mornings (6:30am - 8:30am).
      • Refer to the Project Schedule at the top of this page for further details.
    • Further information on specific areas within the building:
      • Lecture Theatre 203 is virtually not affected after August 28th, as it is located centrally in the building (without exterior walls).
      • Classrooms on Level 1 will be minimally affected, as existing exterior concrete walls at this location will remain. Windows will be replaced.
      • Classrooms on Level 2 will be moderately affected, as exterior walls are partially stucco (which is being replaced). Windows will be replaced.
      • Special Learning Areas on Level 2 & 3 will be moderately affected, depending on construction activity occurring.
  • Q: Will work be scheduled around special events, assessments, exams etc?
  • A: Facilities Services is working with Building 200 Administration to coordinate & sequence construction activity to minimize disturbance to these events and regular operation of the facility as much as possible.
  • Q: I have further questions about this work -who can I contact?
  • A: Please contact Facilties Services at Local 6500; your query will be answered, or redirected to the appropriate personnel.

Construction Map:

Construction Map

 

Contact Information:

VIU Project Manager:
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Drew Taylor

250.740.6539 (or local 6539)

drew.taylor@viu.ca

For general information, please contact Facilities Services and Campus Development at local 6500 (or 250.740.6500), or facility@viu.ca.

 

Updated 15-Oct-2014