In order for BCIT to deliver on its mandate of working to find solutions to the problems faced by an increasingly complex world, the BCIT Specialty Nursing program needed a new learning space to accommodate the increased demand for on-campus education.
With almost 50,000 full-time and part-time students (and growing) BCIT needed a partner who could deliver on proposed modular building for the Specialty Nursing program at the Burnaby campus under a design-build type of agreement. To reduce noise, keep disruptions to a minimum, and to ensure the safety of the students and personnel, BCIT chose a modular approach for this project. The new building needed to be erected in a high-traffic area and it needed to be complete in record time.
The new 4,000 sq. ft. Specialty Nursing Modular Building includes three classrooms, two breakout areas, accessible washrooms, an electrical/server room and a mechanical room. The three classrooms were designed to create an efficient space that promotes enhanced learning as the improved design allows for a higher level of student engagement, collaboration, and the opportunity to create enriching experiences.
The classrooms have built-in technology which allows for specialized training to be delivered via interactive and adaptive learning tools. These technologies help students get familiar with the tools they will utilize in outpatient and inpatient settings. In order for these tools to be in place, Metric Modular designed a complex electrical system to support the load it required.
The used of wood products was extensive, and includes products such as glulam beams, plywood, studs, drywall and exterior grade wood blocking.