Confederation College Regional Education Alliance for Community Health

Thunder Bay, Ontario

Client:FORM Architecture

Electrical:$1.5 MMechanical:$2.5 M

Project value:$14.7 M

Completion:2011

REACH - Regional Education Alliance for Community Health

Located on the campus of Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario, the new Regional Education Alliance for Community Health (REACH) is a centre for academic, laboratory, simulation and clinical/fieldwork education for the students in the School of Health and Community Services.

Attached to the north end of the Shuniah Building, this new three-story, 40,000 square foot structure along with an additional 10,000 square feet of renovated space, primarily houses the health and community services programs and the associated labs, clinics and simulation learning environments including nursing skills Labs, medical simulation suites, oral health labs, science lab, medical imaging lab and lecture rooms.

Mechanical and electrical systems required detailed coordination with equipment associated with the Lab environments. Upgrades to the existing powerhouse mechanical and electrical systems including new chiller and emergency generator were required to accommodate new building load demands. The project targets LEED® Silver certification.