SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY EDUCATION BUILDING

Location:

BURNABY, BC CANADA

Glass featured:

LITEFLAM-XT-60

Market segment:

EDUCATION

Architect:

OFFICE of MCFARLANE BIGGAR ARCHITECTS + DESIGNERS INC.

Frame:

SPECIAL CONSTRUCTION

Application

INTERIOR

About SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY EDUCATION BUILDING

As part of the originally designed Arthur Ericson University Campus started in 1963. The Education building was completed in 1978.

Constructed 41 years previously brought many challenges to the Renewal Project such as working with existing concrete floor slabs that were uneven. Existing openings are not consistent and not finished to today’s standard made measuring and installation very complex.

Utilizing daylighting was one of the keys of the Renewal design by the Office of McFarlane Biggar Architects + Designers Inc to improve the dark cavernous hallways. With the addition of skylights and cutting open the second level floor to allow natural light to flood deep within the structure.

LITEFLAM XT 60 played a key role in allowing the architect to make dramatic and energy-saving design changes while maintaining the life safety requirements of the fire separation between floors.

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PROJECT KEY CHALLENGES

  • Renovation of the existing building;
  • 40-year-old concrete opening, build to fit;
  • Remained open during construction;
  • 1 hr Walkable fire-rated glass floor.;
  • Maximize daylighting.
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Project SOLUTION

LITEFLAM XT 60

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PROJECT KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Safety: load-bearing for foot traffic in a high volume area;
  • Comfort (Privacy, low iron glass, Sound reduction etc.): Additional daylighting, multifunction as a glass floor;
  • 1hr fire separation meets ASTM E119, CAN/ULC- S 101;
  • Load bearing for foot traffic 100psf;
  • Non-slip walkable surface. A slip-resistant ceramic frit pattern.
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STAKEHOLDERS

Engineering & Manufacturing:

Greenlite Glass Systems Inc

Building Owner:

Simon Fraser University

Architects:

Office of McFarlane Biggar Architects + Designers Inc

General Contractor:

Mcgil Construction

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