UBC Life Sciences Centre
Owner: UBC Properties Trust
Construction Manager: Ledcor Construction Limited
Architect: Bunting Coady Architects & Diamond Schmitt Architects Incorporated
Consultant: MCW Consultants Ltd.
Prime Mechanical Contractor: Fred Welsh Ltd.
Sheet Metal: Apollo Sheet Metal Ltd.
Insulation (Pipe & Duct): Aarc-West Mechanical Insulation Inc.
Mechanical Contract Value: $33,000,000
Project Duration: 6 years
Total Man Hours: 280,000
LEED Accreditation: Gold
UBC LSC at a Glance:
Approximately 560,000 square-foot research and training facility which houses a 55,000sqft mechanical room, 270,000sqft of lab space, 6,700sqft Class 3 Laboratory and two 230 seat lecture theatres.
The buildings’ mechanical systems are comprised of: central chilled and heating water plant; glycol heat recovery systems; constant and variable air volume supply/ exhaust air systems; lab pressure control systems; data/ electrical room cooling systems; steam distribution for heating, humidification and process equipment; filtered water and reverse osmosis water plants; compressed lab air systems; lab vacuum systems; various lab gas systems.