NE2 is home of the BCIT Joinery program. Joiners can do more than build cabinets. Joiners may work in a wide variety of specialties such as cabinetmaking, architectural woodwork (millwork), furniture making, boat interiors and store fixture manufacturing. The type of work in each of the areas varies. In some shops joiners will be required to read blueprints and visualize the item to be built, make detailed drawings and cutting lists for the item, machine all the components, assemble and then apply a finish. In other shops, the individual may specialize in one or more of these areas.
The NE2 building is located at 3700 Willingdon Avenue Burnaby, BC. Originally built on this site in 1957 with 1,877 SM of space. The facility is composed of a one level building with mezzanino used for classroom, office and storage.
The substructure construction of the building features concrete perimeter foundation walls on reinforced concrete strip footings. The facility has a concrete slab on grade.
The building has both load bearing CMU’s wall and steel frame construction, sloped steel open web joist with for roof framing and wood decking for the mezzanine floor framing.
Exterior walls at NE2 building includes metal cladding finishing’s construction. Exterior windows are single glazed metal framed assemblies. Entry doors are typically either glazed / unglazed hollow metal assemblies. The roof includes metal roof system covering.
Floor finishes throughout the facility are ceramic tiles, sheet goods, wood strip flooring and concrete floor. Restrooms/change rooms generally have ceramic tiles walls finish. Wall finishes are painted gypsum wallboard and painted block. The ceiling finishes are generally 600 x 1200 ACT or no finish (open to roof structural components). The interior doors are finished metal assemblies, some with glazed panels. Interior door hardware is typically a combination of knob with panic hardware where required at exterior door fire exit locations.
According to the 2006 British Columbia Building Code, Article 220.127.116.11. (1), the NE2 building is classified as an Assembly Group A, Division 2 occupancy.
- Floor Plan (incl. Green Canopy)
- Aerial Photo
- Other Photos:
- NE2 Condition Survey and equipment inventory
- NE02_1959 and 1960 Arch dwgs
- NE02_1995-03_Recladding_A4.0 to A4.5
- Mechanical Drawings
- NE2 Single Line Diagram
- Real-Time and Historical Natural Gas consumption
- Real-Time and Historical Electricity consumption
- NE2 Dust Extraction system Video
- More about Joinery at BCIT