Location | Iqaluit, Nunavut
Sector | Property
Market | Television and Entertainment
Project Delivery Method: New Construction
Discipline | Mechanical and Electrical
Iqaluit is the capital city of Nunavut and is home to a diverse and relatively young population from all across Canada and the world. It is located on the south coast of Baffin Island at the head of Frobisher Bay. It is the only capital in Canada that has no highway connecting it to other settlements. Thus, the community is isolated with its only access being by aircraft and boat (dependent on ice conditions).
In this isolated community, the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation plays a vital role in providing award winning television programming to the Inuit peoples, which in turn has been internationally recognized for the important communication model it provides to its community and to its preservation of Inuit culture.
Williams Engineering Canada (WEC) provided mechanical and electrical services for the design and the construction of the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation, which is a 550 sq.m. one storey building plus a 90 sq.m. second storey mezzanine. The facility contains recording studios, editing and production spaces, offices and support space. WEC is proud to have been a part of the team that included NCC construction and Livingstone Architects for the construction of this unique building that provides important cultural content for the people within the Nunavut territory.