Opened in the fall of 2018, Mohawk College’s Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation is the cornerstone of a record-setting $54.25 million renewal of technology labs and classrooms. At 96,000 square feet, the centre is also a showcase in environmental sustainability as the region’s first Net Zero energy institutional building. It has been designed to incorporate leading-edge energy harvesting and conservation technologies and techniques.
The Government of Canada’s $20 million investment in the centre is the single largest federal infrastructure funding in Mohawk’s 50-year history. With construction and renovations complete, enrollment in technology programs will grow from 1,000 to 4,500 students over the next five years.
Walters role was to provide Design Assist to reduce costs and to provide fast track construction, fabrication, erection and the delivery of 931 tons for the main building and 186 tons of solar panel support steel, for a total of 1117T.
One of the challenges with this project was the speed of delivery on this unique building. The tight timeframe of erection was critical to the owner, thus important to us as well.