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University of Guelph, Axelrod Adaptive Reuse, Phase 2 - Guelph

This project involved interior renovation of a three storey building and full basement with an area of 70,000sf. This building contained offices, classroom, labs, and lecture halls. Also included was some exterior work which included a new barrier free ramp, loading dock repairs and upgrade and a new hazardous chemical storage building. This project was done in phases as building was fully occupied by students and staff. The project was started June of 2009 and completed in the fall of 2010.

The construction consisted of:

  • Selective demolition of floors, walls and ceilings
  • Concrete work
  • Some new masonry walls
  • Architectural woodwork and new laboratory casework
  • Fireproofing and smoke seals
  • New metal doors and frames
  • Complete upgrade of all hardware throughout building
  • New flooring throughout
  • Complete washroom renovation
  • New ceilings
  • Complete repainting of entire building
  • New coolers and freezers
  • New laboratory equipment (fume hood, autoclave, plant dryers, temperature control rooms)
  • Mechanical upgrades (new air handling unit, fan coil unit, and  plumbing fixtures)
  • Building Automation system new throughout building
  • Electrical
    • Completely new upgrade of all electrical service (Panels and wiring)
    • New fire alarm system
    • New communication cabling throughout building

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