Central Heating Plant Project Update: November 24, 2022

The Central Heating Plant project is now in active construction in several areas around campus.

Excavation is taking place primarily in the corridor between the LSU and B Building; during this time, heavy machinery will be present on campus and in operation during business hours. In addition, the archaeology area between the gym and C Building will be particularly active in the coming weeks. We ask that staff and students follow all detour and closure signage posted around the campus, as well as any traffic control persons temporarily directing foot and/or vehicle traffic.

For your safety, please respect the detours and do not enter work zones.

Work is ongoing in the parkade, both the L and T Building mechanical rooms, and the A Building mechanical tunnel. Staff and students can expect to see contractors working in and around these areas actively during the day.

Note that B Building Level 0 access to A Building is now closed for the duration of construction; the A to B walkway on Level 1 remains open. See the map above for a detailed look at how access has changed. The highlighted areas indicate restricted areas that are in active construction; the dotted red lines indicate alternative routes between buildings.

As work progresses, some buildings and areas of campus may experience localized and short-term construction impacts, such as hot water shutoffs or temporary changes to access. We are communicating these impacts directly to the affected community members in those areas as they arise. 

We aim to limit disturbances as we move forward with this essential project, which will contribute to a more sustainable future for our campus. We appreciate the patience and cooperation of the Langara community as we work together towards this important goal. Learn more about this project here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at facilities@langara.ca. We are monitoring email closely.

Central Heating Plant Project Update: November 1, 2022

With materials arriving earlier than planned, we are ready to begin work in the courtyard for the Central Heating Plant project. 

Our construction company, PCL, will be putting up the fencing around the courtyard between the LSU and B Building this Friday, November 4th in preparation for excavation work starting later in the month on November 18th

In between November 4th and 18th, the fencing will be left open, and all pathways will still be accessible during this time. Starting November 18th, the fencing will be closed, and detours will be in effect.

For full details of work to date, please visit the Central Heating Plant Project page. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at facilities@langara.ca. We are monitoring email closely. 

Central Heating Plant Project Update: October 25, 2022

The central heating plant project is now underway. I am happy to share that initial work is progressing well.

Archeology area by gym: Construction, specifically drilling in the archaeology area on the Gym side, will continue until November 4. Most drilling will happen before 8:30 am to minimize disruptions, but there will be some intermittent drilling during regular school hours. Construction crews will also work around campus in the parkade, mechanical rooms and various corridors. 

East side of B Building: You may have noticed that part of the parking lot has been fenced off, with a new site trailer located within. Pipes for this project were delivered earlier than expected, so we are expanding the fenced area starting Oct 25 onwards for about two months to accommodate the pipes on site. After piping is put into the ground, we will reduce the fencing again to release more parking spots. 

site trailer south of B Building

Please use the West 49th entrance when possible to avoid possible delays. 

Accessible parking: We also relocated and added temporary accessible parking to the south of B Building to replace the original accessible parking spots.

Tree protection: Crews will be installing tree protection on the weekend of October 29 in preparation for excavation. Some trees will be removed in order to create an excavation path, and these trees will be replaced once construction is complete.

Central courtyard: Finally, construction in the central courtyard is expected to begin in early November. More information about this will come soon.  

While we endeavour to minimize disruptions to campus activities, we ask for your patience as this project is essential for the College and our sustainability goals. You can learn more about the Central Heating Plant Project here.  

If you have questions or feedback, please email facilities@langara.ca. We’re monitoring email closely. 

Central Heating Plant Project Update: October 21, 2022

The central heating plant project is now underway. I am happy to share that initial work is progressing well and on schedule. 

Archeology area by gym: Construction, specifically drilling in the archaeology area on the Gym side, will continue until November 4. Most drilling will happen before 8:30 am to minimize disruptions, but there will be some intermittent drilling during regular school hours. Construction crews will also work around campus in the parkade, mechanical rooms and various corridors. 

East side of B Building: You may have noticed a new site trailer on the east side of the B Building. This trailer is used as a staging area by contracting crews. We also relocated and added temporary accessible parking to the south of B Building to replace the original parking spots. Please use the West 49th entrance when possible to avoid possible delays. 

Tree protection: Crews will be installing tree protection on the weekend of October 29. As a result, some trees will be removed, but will be replaced once construction is complete. 

Central courtyard: Finally, construction in the central courtyard is expected to begin in late November. More information about this will come soon.  

While we endeavour to minimize disruptions to campus activities, we ask for your patience as this project is essential for the College and our sustainability goals. You can learn more about the Central Heating Plant Project here.  

construction map

The central heating plant project begins next Tuesday, October 11, with construction set to officially begin in the second half of that week. 

Last week we prepared for construction by relocating the accessible parking. This week, we are laying down the construction site in south of the B Building. 

Timeline 
Construction across campus will begin October 11 and continue into early Spring 2023. Expect to see construction activities in the different areas in the underground parkade and throughout the exterior corridors located between A and C Buildings. This includes construction fencing placed around the central courtyard and around the stairs located at the west end of the gym for excavation activities that will begin late November 2022 and continue until March 2023 (see map above). 

Routing and parking 
Please note you may need to alter your regular route if in the construction zone. For parking, continue to expect delays coming in from Ontario Street. Use the West 49th entrance when possible.  

About the Central Heating Plant project 
Read more about our Central Heating Plant project here.  

Construction notice Starting Tuesday, October 11

Construction notice: Starting Tuesday, October 11 
Areas affected: various areas on campus at different times  

 

We have relocated our accessible parking spots to the South side of B Building. This is to prepare a portion of the general lot on the West side of B Building (where the previous accessible parking spots were) as a lay down area for construction.  

The central heating plant project is now confirmed to begin Oct 11 with their construction laydown area to the West of B Building.  You can expect to see construction start in the second half of the week of Oct 11 in the courtyard between the LSU and B Building. Fencing will be put up during this period, with signage redirecting traffic as needed. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we begin this important project. Please note that at all times we will endeavor to keep community impact to a minimum, but delays should be expected when entering the campus from the southeast entrance off of Ontario Street during this phase of the project. We encourage people to use the entrance off of 49th Avenue when possible. 

During this extreme heat, please keep windows closed in classrooms and offices. Ventilation systems are filtering and cooling outdoor air to meet standards prior to entering the buildings. Opening windows during this period makes it more difficult to keep the campus cool.  

Thank you for your cooperation.

Road work on Ontario St – Jun 28-30  Areas affected: Ontario Street between 51st Avenue and 52nd Avenue. 

Construction Notice: June 28-30 
 

We have received notice that there will be road work construction on Ontario Street from June 28-30. 

Areas affected: Ontario Street between 51st Avenue and 52nd Avenue.  

The Ontario St. Entrance to the parking lot will remain open; however, as traffic will be reduced to alternating single lane, there may be delays. Note also the west sidewalk and southbound bike lane will be closed.

Use alternate route: Please use the entrance via 49th avenue at Columbia to avoid delays accessing the campus by car. Cyclists can continue to use the shared bike path.  

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