BCIT Aerospace Campus

New Build


project at a glance

  • 45,000
    SQ FT HANGAR
  • 300,000
    SQ FT FACILITY
  • 40
    CLASSROOMS

Services


Solutions

  • Lighting
    Houle offers in-house lighting design, consultation, installation, and maintenance services. We focus on energy saving solutions so you can lower your electricity bill while reducing your carbon footprint.

Scope of Work

Completed: 2008

Owner: British Columbia Institute of Technology

Housing over 40 classrooms, research and training labs, lecture halls, common areas, and the impressive 45,000 square-foot hangar, the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Aerospace Technology Campus features a series of distinctive, interconnected geometric forms. Its unique urban and environmentally sensitive design houses Canada’s largest aerospace technology school.

In partnership with Ledcor Construction, Houle successfully completed the electrical and data construction for this 300,000 square foot multi-building facility.

Challenges
The building design was complex. The restrictions on height for flight paths limited crane mobility during the delivery of electrical distribution equipment. Scheduling changes were required to all areas of construction due to extreme (rain) weather conditions and unforeseen delays in exterior window installations. Despite all these challenges, Houle successfully completed the many specialized and integrated electrical construction requirements.

Successes
Initial design and construction proposals for this project came in over budget. Houle worked closely with consultants to propose several design alternatives, alternatives that provided significant cost savings. The proposed design alternatives included detailed lighting options, bringing an outdoor substation indoors, and consolidating/reducing the number of electrical rooms throughout the facility. All of this was achieved with no impact to building design and functionality.

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“Houle’s professionalism, expertise, and value were the reasons we recommended them as Electrical contractor for the BCIT Aerospace job. Houle’s focus on teamwork and their ability to adapt when faced with challenges are why we look forward to future endeavors with them.”

 ~Dana Buchart, Senior Project Manager, Ledcor Construction Ltd.