Location | Chilliwack, British Columbia
Sector | Property
Market | Residential
Project Delivery Method: Mechanical Systems Design
Discipline | Mechanical
Photo Credit | Rendering courtesy of Field & Marten Associates Inc.
Elim Village at Garrison Crossing is a Christian based retirement development located in Chilliwack, BC. The Elim Housing Society purchased the 8.6 acre of land at Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack, BC to emulate their other Campus of Care located in Surrey, BC. The Elim Housing Society recognized the demand for seniors housing in the upper Fraser Valley area and Garrison Crossing will fulfill the need for a seniors independent living residence. The first building of four “The Sequoia;” is currently under construction. Williams Engineering Canada Inc. (WEC) teamed up with Luteyn Architecture Ltd. and Field & Marten Associates Inc. to provide the mechanical design and construction administration for the 62 unit, four storey wood framed seniors living rental apartment building complex. This Group C occupancy building boasts of a 1,700 ft2 amenity space on the second floor, and one level of underground parking which is being designed for future connection to the parkade for the second building.
The buildings mechanical system includes electric baseboard heating for livings spaces and bedrooms and rough-in refrigerant line connections for future installation of air conditioning units. Each unit is designed with an energy recovery ventilator to provide continuous ventilation and provide energy savings through heat recovery technology. Domestic hot water is generated by high efficiency boilers/storage tank system. Corridor pressurization is provided on each floor by a high efficiency gas fired air handling unit. Plumbing system design was provided for all fixtures and the building is sprinklered to NFPA 13 standards.
Based on current construction, the Sequoia building completion is anticipated for December 2017, it will be the first building complete in the development, construction for the remaining three buildings will continue.