BCIT: Mining Lab

LOCATION: Burnaby, B.C.
YEAR: 2018
VALUE: $375,000


For BCIT Campus Planning and Project Services, in fall 2017, CAGP was selected to develop the design for a 101sm (1,090sf) teaching lab for the School of Construction & Environment’s Mining Technician Program in an existing 1,080sm (11,625sf), 1 storey classroom/ storage building. The ‘classroom’/ assembly space was created in an existing storage garage requiring upgraded fire-separations to adjacent storage uses and expanded washrooms for increased occupant load in the existing wood frame/ unsprinklered building. The lab is a simple open space accommodating 20 – 25 students using flexible classroom furniture and custom-designed heavy lab benches at the room perimeter for rock core sample study and testing. A separate ‘Cutting Room’ with sink, specialty equipment with exhaust fans and s.s. work benches adjoins the lab with provision for exterior ‘core rack’ storage in an adjoining outdoor courtyard. Lab finishes are ‘tough’ – concrete slab, painted plywood wall finishes, open wood structure ceiling – due to the nature of activity. A new, partially-glazed roll-up loading door added to allow for natural light and necessary bulk-loading functions.