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Queen JDUC-Kingston

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Queen JDUC-Kingston

The Queen JDUC-Kingston project involved the renovation and expansion of the John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC) located on Queen’s University campus in Kingston, Ontario. The aim of the project was to modernize and expand the existing facility to accommodate the evolving needs of students, faculty, and staff, while preserving the historical significance of the building.

Design Phase:

  1. Needs Assessment: The project began with a comprehensive needs assessment to identify the requirements and priorities for the renovation and expansion of the JDUC.
  2. Conceptual Design: Based on the needs assessment, conceptual design options were developed to enhance functionality, accessibility, and aesthetics while respecting the architectural heritage of the JDUC.
  3. Engineering and Permitting: Detailed engineering drawings were prepared, and permits were obtained to ensure compliance with building codes, accessibility standards, and preservation requirements.

Construction Phase:

  1. Demolition and Site Preparation: Existing interior spaces were demolished, and site preparation work was undertaken to facilitate the renovation and expansion activities.
  2. Structural Modifications: Structural modifications were made to the existing building to accommodate new additions and alterations, including reinforcement of load-bearing elements and installation of support systems.
  3. New Construction: New building components, such as additional floors, wings, and atriums, were constructed to expand the footprint of the JDUC and provide additional space for amenities and services.
  4. Facade Restoration: Facade restoration work was carried out to preserve the historical integrity of the JDUC while enhancing its appearance and durability.
  5. Interior Finishing: Interior finishing work, including flooring, wall treatments, and fixtures, was completed to create functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces for various activities and functions.

Integration and Commissioning:

  1. Mechanical and Electrical Systems: Installation of HVAC systems, lighting fixtures, electrical wiring, and plumbing infrastructure was carried out to support the operational needs of the renovated and expanded JDUC.
  2. Technology Integration: Integration of technology systems, such as telecommunications, audiovisual equipment, and Wi-Fi connectivity, was undertaken to enhance communication and connectivity within the facility.
  3. Testing and Quality Assurance: Comprehensive testing and quality assurance checks were conducted to verify the functionality, safety, and compliance of all building systems and components.

Commissioning and Handover:

  1. Operational Testing: Operational testing and performance verification were conducted to ensure that all building systems and components operated as intended and met the requirements of end-users.
  2. Training and Occupant Orientation: Training sessions and occupant orientations were provided to JDUC staff, faculty, and students on the use and maintenance of the renovated and expanded facility.
  3. Project Handover: The renovated and expanded Queen JDUC-Kingston facility was officially handed over to Queen’s University administration, marking the completion of the project and the beginning of a new chapter for the JDUC.
  • Strategy
  • 19/02/2024

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