Projects Underway — By Building Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CEIE)
Mechanical Engineering Building
This renovation will expand the lobby area of the Mechanical Engineering Building. We have initiated a feasibility study.
We have made significant progress on this new building since the official groundbreaking in June 2015. Workers have completed the bulk excavation and installed a de-watering system and connected temporary power. They have drilled 123 caissons down to the bedrock to create the building’s foundation, and built a construction crane to enable the construction of upper layers. Construction of the concrete walls and columns for Lower Level II is underway. We have also begun the process of designing the interior, including furniture layout and selection, signage (wayfinding and donor recognition) and audio-visual systems. For more information about the CEIE please see the introductory section.
D.L. Pratt Building Room 162 Lab Renovation
To accommodate new research equipment for several faculty in the area of extractive metallurgy, this MSE research lab space has been re-designed. Construction will start in the fall.
Galbraith Building Room 412 Lab Renovation
We began the design phase for this project will convert a tutorial room into a wet research lab for water-related research in CivE.
Gull Lake Bunkhouse Project
A new bunkhouse will accommodate 68 students. We have completed a design which can now be used to assist with fundraising for this CivE project.
Lassonde Mining Building IBBME Undergraduate Teaching Lab Expansion
To enhance the student experience, we started the predesign phase for a project that will convert room 322 in the Lassonde Mining Building from a research lab to an undergraduate teaching lab. Office Renovations
This renovation of the first-floor, west-wing office area will accommodate additional graduate student offices for the Lassonde Mineral Engineering program. We began a schematic design for this project.
MC 402 Renovation
In summer 2016, we began renovations to create M-Space, a new instructional/fabrication facility.
University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies Gas Turbine Combustion Research Lab Renovation
This new research lab will be created in tandem with the associated combustion wind tunnel. We have begun preparing a design to send out to tender. Room 194 Lecture Room
To improve research capabilities, we started the design of a small-scale visualization facility and lecture room for computational modelling.
Wallberg Building Fume Hood Project
To improve sustainability, we initiated a feasibility study to optimize the energy efficiency of the fume hoods throughout the building.
Space Audits We conduct regular audits to inform our infrastructure needs and the most efficient use of space. Over the past year, we made progress on the following audits and reports: –– A space audit of undergraduate teaching labs (Final report expected by December 2016) –– A report by the Working Group on makerspaces on the status of machine shops and other fabrications space within the Faculty (Final recommendations expected by November 2016) –– A safety audit of all common and study rooms –– A project planning report for the CivE space on the first-floor, west wing, in Lassonde Mining Building –– A project planning report for the Gull Lake Bunkhouse Project
LIFT Initiative We also worked with other Faculties on the Lab Innovation for Toronto (LIFT) project, which funds infrastructure upgrades across the University. In July 2016, we received $31.6 million to renovate 89 laboratory spaces, benefitting more than 330 professors, graduate students and undergraduate students.
126 Chapter 11: Financial and Physical Resources | Annual Report 2016 | Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Published on Sep 16, 2016
This is the annual report of performance indicators for the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of Toronto.