Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering Building – SFU

University students walking in campus
Scope:  Project Management Services
Value:  $120 million
Location:  Surrey, British Columbia
Start & Completion:  August 2016 – November 2018
Client:  Simon Fraser University (SFU)

Challenge

SFU’s top priority is to expand their Surrey Campus to accommodate new programs and meet future growth projections. From funding received through the Federal Government’s Post-Secondary Strategic Initiative Fund (SIF) program, the construction of the Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering (SE3P) Building will help rectify the current situation. The SE3P Building is to be a five-storey, state-of-the art, LEED Gold building designed to reduce emissions and energy consumption. The 160,000-sq. ft. facility includes a 400-seat theatre; classrooms; wet and dry teaching and research labs; faculty, graduate and administrative offices; collaboration and study spaces; and student services space.

Solution

The University hired Colliers Project Leaders to head the development of the facility under a fast-track implementation schedule to meet the April 30, 2018 (Phase I) substantial completion deadline. Our team is coordinating the collective efforts of the Integrated Project Team (Architect, Engineering Consultants, Construction Manager and University). We are also supervising the implementation of a series of sub-projects to allow for sequential design, permitting, tendering and construction to help keep the schedule moving quickly. Due to the collaborative, experiential and enquiry-based learning nature of the studies within the facility, the SE3P building must meet demanding operational and safety requirements. Our team is addressing each of these requirements, which include high head clearances, structural support for heavy equipment, testing and assembly, 3-phase/high-voltage power, fume hoods, hydrogen gas supply, flexible power distribution, quality-controlled HVAC and ample service access that comply with industry standards and best practices.