College of New Caledonia – Heavy Mechanical Trades Facility
College of New Caledonia - Heavy Mechanical Trades Facility
College of New Caledonia
Prince George, BC
Maple Reinders was awarded this project as General Contractor by the College of New Caledonia (CNC) located in Prince George, British Columbia. Maple Reinders constructed the new CNC Heavy Mechanical Trades Facility – an educational training facility for students of heavy machinery mechanics, involved integrated architecture and interior design, graphics, and wayfinding. The facility will be used by students for Repair and Maintenance training.
The building program includes a large multifunctional workshop and several dedicated technology laboratories. Constructed and designed to offer an abundance of natural light, this one-storey single tenant non-combustible 25,144 SF structure, with a 1,615 SF enclosed mezzanine level, connects to the existing campus building.
Material selection is intentionally industrial, robust, and appropriate to the building’s purpose, with local wood products – including a heavy timber roof – being showcased in public areas, achieving LEED® Gold certification. The upper portion of exterior walls will include laminated veneer lumber panels. The building will be sprinkled throughout and monitored by a fire alarm system. A freestanding car park canopy is constructed as part of the project.
This project achieved all the owner’s sustainable goals and has both a high level of construction and design.