Lakehead University & Library - Simcoe Hall Orillia Campus Phase 1

Completion: September 02, 2010

Location: Orillia

Total Construction Value: $30,000,000

Size: 61000 sq. ft.

Kelson was the mechanical contractor for the new Lakehead University in Orillia. This is the first phase of an anticipated 15 building campus. This project was the first LEED Platinum project in Canada in 2010. Construction of a 61,000 sq.ft. 3 storey building that utilized the latest in ground source heat transfer technology, boring some 120 bore holes to a depth of 120 meters. Kelson was also key in installing the rain water collection system where all the rainwater will be stored in a pond feature which is then be sent back into the building, UV treated, and used for all sanitary fixtures. Simcoe Hall features two lecture theatres, a telepresence classroom, 40- and 60-seat classrooms, Orsi Family Learning Commons, and the Harvie Legacy Library. The Harvie Legacy Library supports, via print and online resources, all programs in Orillia save for education, which is served by the Orillia Education Library. The Harvie Legacy Library includes a seed library, a small musical instrument library, and equipment to support the Media Studies program. The Harvie Legacy Library is open to all Lakehead University students, staff, faculty, alumni and other members of the community. For non-Lakehead community members, current identification is required to borrow materials from the Library. The first floor consists of a 200-seat auditorium, four 60 seat auditoriums and an open concept learning common all with in-floor heating; Kelson has installed this piping just below the final floor finish topping, with controls fed from the basement mechanical room. The second Floor consists of classrooms, offices and an UPS server room, where Kelson has installed two 100,000 BTUH cooling units to provide cooling for all of Lakehead’s computer needs. The third floor consists of a core lab with offices on the surrounding perimeter. Within this lab area we have installed a Reverse Osmosis machine, and piping to lab benches which include Natural Gas, Vacuum, Hot and Cold supply water. The core mechanical room is located in the basement with 12 Heating & Cooling pump skids, 2 AHU units, 1 Chiller, 8 Heat Exchangers, and 2 Hot Water Boilers. A secondary mechanical room on the third floor will house an additional 4 AHU units, and a Steam Boiler.

Mechanical Systems

Geothermal field consisting of 120 bore holes. In-Floor radiant heating. Dual Duct VAV Boxes consisting of fresh air & supply air. Rain water storage system.