Location | Calgary, Alberta
Sector | Social Infrastructure
Market | Education
Project Delivery Method: Replacement
Discipline | Mechanical, Electrical & Structural
Established in 1944, the University of Calgary is one of Canada’s top public research universities. Awarding students with prestigious bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees, the University offers over 250 academic programs in undergraduate and graduate studies.
University of Calgary’s Administrative Building is located on the main campus in the northwest quadrant of the city. The Chancellor/Senate Office, Office of Diversity, Equity and Protected Disclosure, Legal Services, Secretariat Office and the University’s Department of Psychology are within the building.
The Olympic Volunteer Centre (OVC) is located within Calgary’s McMahon Stadium, home to the University of Calgary’s Dinos and the Calgary Stampeders. Within the OVC building is the Red and White Club, a members-only club located at the north end of the field offering spectacular views of Stampeders games, comfortable seating and full bar service for the entirety of the CFL season.
Williams Engineering Canada (WEC) performed as the mechanical, electrical and structural engineering sub-consultants on the Air Handling Unit replacements required at the University of Calgary Administrative Building and OVC. The replacements began with a comprehensive review of the existing units and condensers on both sites. The OVC contained outdated Climate Master Air Handling Units that were to be replaced with new on-site built-up units. WEC prepared the design drawings and specifications for the installations of the new rooftop units and roof-mounted condensers. Electrical and structural design was provided as required to support these new units. WEC also performed site reviews during the installation of the units and provided thorough reports detailing the work observed.
These replacements and upgrades to the HVAC systems are key to circulating and conditioning the air throughout a building, maintaining comfort for visitors, tenants and students. By replacing these units, owners of the building can effectively control overall costs and reduce the facility’s energy use for optimal operation. A comfortable environment enables members of our community to use these buildings with ease, ultimately enhancing their experience during their visit.