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TEC Hub - Construction Updates

October 13, 2017 Update

September 1, 2017 Update

May 19, 2017 Update

May 15, 2017 Update

May 12, 2017 Update

March 30, 2017 Update

March 27, 2017 Update


October 13, 2017

Please note that effective immediately, the temporary pedestrian pathway for students that was created at the south end of the McIntyre Building is closed. Going forward, for the safest route to access the building, students in residence and individuals needing to approach the McIntyre Building on foot from the east side are asked to refer to the alternative route map. We recognize this is a longer walk, but safety is our first concern and this is the safest route. Please use this route when accessing the McIntyre Building. 

If you need to travel this route at night, please ensure you have a charged cell phone with you that has the number to Campus Security pre-programmed in (807-623-0465). We also highly recommend that you walk in pairs or small groups or contact Security to accompany you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please complete the webform on our website at www.confederationcollege.ca/TEC-Hub. You will also find more information about the TEC Hub, including construction updates, on this page throughout the construction process.

Confederation College thanks you for your continued understanding and support. 

September 1, 2017

As work continues on our new Technology, Education and Collaboration (TEC) Hub at our Thunder Bay Campus, and as we get ready to welcome our students for the new academic year, we wanted to remind everyone about how to access the surrounding buildings and what roads are in operation during construction.

Everyone coming on campus is asked to drive slowly and with caution near the construction area (by the McIntyre Building) and on Nipigon Road. If possible, those not accessing buildings in the area are asked to please use an alternate entrance to Confederation College to reduce the amount of traffic on Nipigon Road. Alternate entrances are at Golf Links Road and Balmoral Street. Details surrounding the specific access is below.

Access to McIntyre Building, Children & Family Centre, Sibley Hall Residence and Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre

Road access surrounding our McIntyre Building remains adjusted to ensure the health and safety of our students, employees, clients and visitors. These adjustments directly impact access to our McIntyre Building, Children and Family Centre, the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre and Sibley Hall Residence.

The front entrances to the McIntyre Building and Children and Family Centre remain closed. McIntyre can be accessed from the west, north or south sides of the building. The Children and Family Centre can be accessed through the gate to the Centre’s courtyard.

For the safest route to access the alternate entrances, students in residence and individuals needing to approach the McIntyre Building on foot from the east side are asked to travel on the pedestrian path that has been temporarily marked off along the south side near William Street. Access this path starting on the south east side of the McIntyre Building. Please cross Nipigon Road carefully.

If you need to travel this route at night, please ensure you have a charged cell phone with you that has the number to Campus Security pre-programmed in (807-623-0465). We also highly recommend that you walk in pairs or small groups or contact Security to accompany you.

Please also be reminded of the following adjustments which remain in place:

Nipigon Road and East Nipigon Road Entrance (off of William Street)

  • The east entrance of Nipigon Road (off of William Street) is limited to local traffic only, including those needing to access the Sibley Hall Residence and Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre
  • Nipigon Road is closed to through traffic on the east side of the McIntyre Building
  • Nipigon Road remains open on the west side of the McIntyre Building and will be the main access point through construction. Please drive slowly and with caution in this area due to the increased traffic. If possible, those not accessing buildings in the area are asked to use an alternate entrance to Confederation College (Golf Links Road or Balmoral Street)
  • Access to the Sibley Hall parking lot and Sibley Hall Residence remains unaffected

Parking

There is work being done to McIntyre Parking Lot M to expand the area. Any construction will be stopped during academic hours and we anticipate that by Sept. 5 students and employees can park on top of the gravel in the expanded area when construction is not active. If the area is cordoned off, please do not park in the new section. You are asked to avoid parking in the new section during evenings and weekends until the expansion is complete. 

  • Parking for the McIntyre Building is available in Lots M and N only (on the west and south sides of the McIntyre Building), with overflow in Lot Q if required (by Sibley Hall)
  • Parking for the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre is in Lot Q (by Sibley Hall)
  • Parking for the Children and Family Centre is in Parking Lot N (on the south side of the McIntyre Building), with long-term parking in Lot M (west side of McIntyre) and overflow parking in Lot Q if required (by Sibley Hall).
  • Parking for the Sibley Hall Residence remains unaffected

Areas are fenced off appropriately. SEE THE SITE MAP… outlining the adjustments described above. These changes will remain in effect until the completion of construction in 2018.

If you have any questions or concerns, please complete the webform on our website at www.confederationcollege.ca/TEC-Hub. You will also find more information about the TEC Hub, including construction updates, on this page throughout the construction process.

Confederation College thanks you for your continued understanding and support. 


May 19, 2017

Further to last night’s water shut-down, there will be an additional shut-down required TODAY, May 19 from 4:30pm to about 7:00pm in the McIntyre Building, Greenstone Building and Sibley Hall Residence.

Please do not use the water in these buildings during this time. This includes using washroom and shower facilities, emergency hand wash and eye wash stations, emergency showers, running taps, etc. All activities involving chemicals or airborne debris should be rescheduled to another date since the emergency stations will not be accessible during this time.

There will still need to be an entirely separate water shut-down at some point in the future, which will be communicated in advance. Please refer to the original communication posted on May 15, 2017 for full details of what to expect during the shut-down.


May 15, 2017

In order to complete some upcoming steps in the construction, we would like to share an important update, which may impact you this week. Please see the below information:

WATER SHUT-DOWN – May 18 starting at 4:30 p.m. (McIntyre, Greenstone & Sibley Hall Buildings)

In order to complete part of the water work needed in support of the construction project, the water in the McIntyre Building, Greenstone Building and Sibley Hall Residence will need to be temporarily shut down on Thursday, May 18 starting at 4:30 p.m. Please do not use the water in these buildings during this time. This includes using washroom and shower facilities, emergency hand wash and eye wash stations, emergency showers, running taps, etc. All activities involving chemicals or airborne debris should be rescheduled to another date since the emergency stations will not be accessible during this time.

The shut-down should be completed by approximately 11:00 p.m. that evening (May 18).

During the shut-down, people working, studying or living within the affected buildings will need to access washrooms in the Shuniah Building. Students in the Sibley Hall residence will also have a porta potty temporarily provided, and if needed, can access showers in the Fitness Centre.

There will need to be another water shut-down at some point in the near future. Additional communication with the confirmed date and time will be provided to you in advance. 


May 12, 2017

As we progress through the TEC Hub construction project, we are now entering a phase where the front entrance to our McIntyre building, and the main entrance for our Children and Family Centre, will be closed effective Monday, May 15 for the duration of construction. 

For the safest route to access the alternate entrances, students in residence and individuals needing to approach the McIntyre Building on foot from the east side are asked to refer to the alternative route map. We recognize this is a longer walk, but safety is our first concern and this is the safest route. Please use this route when accessing the McIntyre Building. 

If you need to travel this route at night, please ensure you have a charged cell phone with you that has the number to Campus Security pre-programmed in (807-623-0465). We also highly recommend that you walk in pairs or small groups or contact Security to accompany you.

For clients of the Children and Family Centre, Parking Lot P will also be closed and the new drop-off/pick-up zone will be in Parking Lot N on the south side of the McIntyre Building (accessible from Nipigon Road’s west entrance (off of William Street). You will be able to access the Children and Family Centre through the gate to the Centre’s courtyard. Please note that part of Parking Lot N will remain designated for Barrier Free parking so please park accordingly. Parking Lot M on the west side of the McIntyre Building can be used for longer-term parking.  


March 30, 2017 

Confederation College is incredibly excited to be working towards the development of a new Technology, Education and Collaboration (TEC) Hub on our Thunder Bay Campus. Thanks to some favourable weather conditions, we have been able to start construction this week and we wanted to make sure you were aware of some upcoming changes to our property that may affect you.

STARTING ON MONDAY, APRIL 3

Road access surrounding our McIntyre Building will be adjusted to ensure the health and safety of our students, employees, clients and visitors. These changes will directly impact access to our McIntyre Building, Children and Family Centre, the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre and Sibley Hall Residence. Please be prepared for the following changes:

Nipigon Road and East Nipigon Road Entrance (off of William Street)

  • This east entrance of Nipigon Road (off of William Street) will be limited to local traffic only, including those needing to access the Children and Family Centre, the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre and the Sibley Hall Residence
  • Nipigon Road will be closed for through traffic on the east side of the McIntyre Building
  • Nipigon Road will remain open on the west side of the McIntyre Building and will be the main access point through construction. Please drive slowly and with caution in this area due to the increased traffic
  • Access to the Sibley Hall parking lot and Sibley Hall Residence will be maintained

Red Rock Drive, Front Entrance of McIntyre Building and Entrance for Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre

  • Red Rock Drive will be adjusted to create a one-way traffic loop connecting to the east portion of Nipigon Road that remains open for local traffic only
  • A small selection of short-term drop off/pick-up parking will be available for Children and Family Centre clients near the Centre’s main entrance. Long-term parking will be in Lot Q (by Sibley Hall)
  • School buses will be able to drop off and pick-up students in this loop
  • The main Children and Family Centre entrance will remain open. This may change as construction continues. Any such changes will be communicated in advance
  • There will be a temporary entrance for the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre at the south end of the building
  • The front entrance of the McIntyre Building will close on or about April 6. Please use one of the alternate entrances after this date
  • City buses will be redirected to Nipigon Road on the west side of the McIntyre Building and temporary bus stops will be installed

Parking

  • Parking for the McIntyre Building will be available in Lots M and N only (on the west side of the McIntyre Building), with overflow in Lot Q if required (by Sibley Hall)
  • Parking for the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre will be in Lot Q (by Sibley Hall)
  • A small selection of short-term drop off/pick-up parking will be available for Children and Family Centre clients near the Centre’s main entrance. Long-term parking will be in Lot Q (by Sibley Hall)
  • Parking for the Sibley Hall Residence will be unaffected

Areas will be fenced off appropriately. SEE THE SITE MAP… outlining the changes described above. These changes will remain in effect until the completion of construction in 2018.

If you have any questions or concerns, please complete the webform on our website at www.confederationcollege.ca/TEC-Hub. You will also find more information about the TEC Hub, including construction updates, on this page throughout the construction process.

Confederation College thanks you for your understanding and support. 


March 27, 2017

Starting on March 27, the site for the Technology, Education and Collaboration (TEC) Hub will begin being prepped for construction. The entire Conmee building will first be cleared of materials, which is expected to be completed by March 31. Once that stage is complete, the building will be demolished. That work is expected to begin April 3.

Only authorized personnel are able to enter the Conmee building. Fencing will be installed around the construction site and vehicles will be loading materials throughout this week. Piles will be delivered to the site and placed in a fenced area, with pile driving expected to begin on April 10. The College and broader community should avoid the Conmee building area and be aware of vehicle traffic on site. 

Parking lots S & R will be closed to ensure the health and safety of the College community. Students, employees and visitors must park in other lots until further notice is provided. The bus route along Nipigon Road and the Children and Family Centre drop-off will remain accessible during the week of March 27. 

The design-build contract was awarded to a joint venture between Penn-Co Construction Canada (2003) Limited (build) and Stantec Architecture Limited (design).

The entire college community is invited to attend an upcoming donor recognition event on April 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Shuniah Student Commons. The exterior design/layout of the TEC Hub will be revealed at this event. 

We thank everyone for their cooperation and will continue to provide construction updates as work is completed. 

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