PCL breaks ground on University of Ottawa STEM Complex
By On-Site MagazineConstruction Infrastructure Skills Development PCL University of Ottawa
The state-of-the-art STEM Complex will create a discovery district on campus; transform undergraduate STEM education; create new, groundbreaking research and replace outdated buildings that no longer meet infrastructure norms.
The $115 million STEM complex, which will become the core of the discovery district on the main campus, has been made possible thanks to a $51.5 million federal government grant from the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund and $6.4 million from the Province of Ontario. As the total contribution from federal sources can cover up to half (50 per cent) of the project’s eligible costs, the remaining funds will come from university sources.
Site preparation began in the summer of 2016, with construction beginning in the fall. To satisfy the federal funding requirements, the building will be substantially complete by April 2018.
- Project Manager: CBRE Limited
- Architect: Perkins + Will Canada
- General Contractor: PCL Construction Leaders
- Landscape Architect: Lashley & Associates
- Mechanical / Electrical Engineer:Bouthillette Parizeau
- Signage Consultant: Jaan Krusberg Design Inc.
- Structural Engineer: Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd.
- Canada: Strategic Investment Fund
- Infrastructure Ontario: BUILD ON