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HUMBER COLLEGE – ATHLETIC CENTRE

The Humber College Athlete Centre is located at the northwest edge of Humber’s Lakeshore Campus. The building offer a range of physical and recreational activities for students, faculty and staff, in addition to the community at large as it aims promotes healthy lifestyles. The state-of-the-art three-storey facility features a fully outfitted weight room, aerobic studio and cardio space.

 

Working in collaboration with Moriyama & Teshima Architects, The HIDI Group is provided mechanical, electrical, lighting via Alula Lighting Design, communications and security design for this 24,000 ft2 athletic facility. The project has achieved LEED Silver Certification.

 

Challenges:

Getting power to the building proved to be a challenge as various options were taken off the table such as: The building required a 400A at 600V service (Hydro max is 200A overhead). Providing an underground service would’ve been extremely expensive and time consuming, to make matters worse the closest High Voltage switch was on the other side of lakeshore. Closing down lakeshore was not an option as no closures were allowed due to PANAM games. The Athletic Centre is also neighboring a TTC High Voltage switching facility which was also another no go as TTC have very strict requirements.

 

Solutions:

The solution came from convinced Hydro to provide a 400A overhead service to the building. Special grounding system installed on the east wall of the building to ensure the Athletic Centre and TTC Facility are equi-potential to a degree that the Step and Touch voltage levels on the east wall do not exceed OESC requirements.

LOCATION: Toronto, Canada

CLIENT: Moriyama & Teshima Architects

OWNER: Humber College
ARCHITECT: Moriyama & Teshima Architects
SIZE: 24,000 ft² / 2,200 m²

CONSTRUCTION VALUE: $10 Million CAD

PROCUREMENT TYPE: Design Build

COMPLETION YEAR: 2016

LEED: Silver

MARKET SECTOR: Institutional, Sports & Entertainment