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Memorial University of Newfoundland Core Science Facility

Memorial University of Newfoundland's new Core Science Facility addresses the Faculty of Science’s growth needs with a state-of-the-art research, laboratory, and teaching facility.

ST. JOHN'S, NL

Memorial University of Newfoundland's new Core Science Facility addresses the Faculty of Science’s growth needs with a state-of-the-art research, laboratory, and teaching facility.

The five-storey, 440,000 ft² Core Science Facility houses modern research and teaching facilities, wet and dry laboratories, and office administration areas to support advanced fundamental and applied research.

The building is targeting LEED Silver.

Applied research fields include: biochemistry, molecular biology (including genomics, proteomics, cell biology, biotechnology, and biophysics), and physical sciences (chemistry, physics, and earth sciences), and encourages collaboration and multi-disciplinary research.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

CLIENT

Memorial University of Newfoundland

ARCHITECT

HOK Architects;
Hearne Fougere

OUR ROLE(S)

Structural Engineering Consultant in association with DBA Consulting

SIZE

43,665 m² (470,000 ft²)

BUDGET

$325 M

MARKET (OFFICE)

TORONTO

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW ENTUITIVE APPROACHES ENGINEERING CHALLENGES, AND DISCOVER WHY ENGINEERING PERFORMANCE MATTERS FOR YOUR PROJECT.

KEY CONSIDERATIONS

Challenge One

Providing a structural system compatible with research and teaching laboratory space and local construction practices.

Solution One

Entuitive investigated structural systems in steel and concrete for various grid spacing options based on a multiple of a standard lab bench module. Appropriate vibration criteria were incorporated into typical bay studies.

In addition, local contractors were consulted on preferred systems based on the project size and schedule, and a comparative costing of the systems considered was undertaken. A structural system was selected that best met the multiple criteria applicable to the project.

GALLERY

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