Newman Theological College
Project: New Research Library, Learning Commons, Classrooms, and Video Conference Centre
Status of Project: Substantially completed
This project involves constructing a 3,000 square metre building to accommodate learning and research activities that employ state-of-the-art technologies. The new construction includes a new research library, learning commons, classrooms, and a digital video conference room. The new facility is built to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification.
Primary Areas of Benefit
- Expands or enhances the utility of training space: This project improves training space and increases capacity to train students in advanced knowledge areas at the Masters Degree level within the humanities and social science disciplines. Over the next five years, the institution is expecting 400 graduate students and additional students in various non-graduate level programs. The new library accommodates modern technology for on-line research and teaching and enables the institution to connect with the newly created the Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library. Furthermore, the construction of a digital video conference room offers courses to graduate students through distance learning throughout Canada, including Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut thereby serving Canada’s northern communities.
- Improves energy efficiency: The new facility is built to meet the requirements of a LEED Silver certification.
- Upgrades health and safety aspects of facilities: The new facility has a current standard fire protection system and is easily accessible to individuals with physical handicaps.
September 2010 – Newman Theological College from southeast
September 2010 – Main floor library
September 2010 – Upper floor library
September 2010 – Classroom
September 2010 – Main corridor
September 2010 – Gas heaters and hot water re-circulating pumps
September 2010 – Main mechanical room
September 2010 – Entrance
September 2010 – Reception desk
September 2010 – Seminary from southeast
February 2010 – Work progresses on college interior
October 2009 – Architectural "fair-faced" concrete pumped into form continuously over six hours
June 2009 – Structures begin to take shape on new site
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