Building renewal project

Building renewal project

The University of the Fraser Valley’s Abbotsford Campus Building Renewal Project is bringing substantial improvements and upgrades to Building A-East and Building D.

The renewal project will result in a dramatically improved external appearance and exterior walls that are better insulated, water-resistant, sturdy, and long-lasting. The project will be accomplished in staggered phases to reduce the impact to faculty, staff, and students.

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Above: project rendering of renewed Building A

Benefits

In addition to significantly improving the appearance and lifespan of these key buildings, this renewal will: 

  • provide more consistent heating and cooling management
  • accommodate digital infrastructure upgrades for current and future technology requirements
  • improve energy efficiency
  • address ongoing moisture issues

Following Summer 2019 site preparation which begins June 26, work will begin on Building A-East in Fall 2019 with expected completion by Fall 2020. Building D, which is larger and more complex, will follow in 2020 with timing and duration to be determined. 

In conjunction with foliage removal, cedar spirit trees were trimmed with consultation and ceremony directed by Indigenous leaders.

Above: project rendering of renewed Building D

Relocation

UFV will utilize the renovated Building K (the former Esposito property purchased by UFV) to provide both classrooms and offices to students and staff during temporary relocation during renovations. 

Above: project rendering of new collaborative space in Building K

Those being relocated will be contacted well ahead of construction. Staff and students will receive specific details and support regarding relocation and the movement of supplies and equipment in advance of their move-in date.

This state-of-practice space will provide open and flexible learning spaces, student consultation areas, new office and classroom furniture, and other necessary amenities. Please check back here for updates and announcements as the project progresses.

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