This renewal project will establish a new BC Hydro connection on the north half of BCIT’s Burnaby campus. Work includes replacing the existing receiving power station, and associated unit substation and feeders to improve the electrical infrastructure resiliency throughout the north campus. In addition to the electrical upgrades, many of the existing watermain, gas, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer utilities will be replaced. Significant landscaping improvements will also be made along English Street to align with the BCIT Campus Plan.
In 2015 PCL replaced the south campus receiving station—the Goard Way project. Based on the lessons learned from it, an integrated design team was created early to work together to develop the design and scope of work packages, budget, and schedule. The team included people from BCIT, RF Binnie, PCL, and Stantec. By being involved early, PCL has been able to review drawings and specifications for constructability and to provide recommendations.
All work will be phased over three years to minimize impact and keep the campus completely operational during the upgrade.