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Guichon Alley just got a little greener. Facilities and Campus Development partnered with the School of Construction and the Environment to add a bit more greenery to the campus. Green Screens, a type of trellis, have been added above the planters allowing the climbing vines to grow along the wall between the benches. Living walls, […]
New signs have been installed in the Carpentry and Joinery Buildings to highlight the energy savings of the variable speed ventilation system. The posters explain the system, the savings it generates, and allow people to identify the way the ventilation system operates. They help students learn more about the systems in their buildings and what […]
Students from the Ironworker’s program at BCIT were part of a living lab on campus. They are contributing to a project that will measure, build and install a steel structure around the Wood Waste-to-Energy wood chipper. Students started by measuring the “as built” concrete footings. This is an important step in the construction process which […]
Background Students and Faculty are working to deepen our understanding of the ecological components within the Factor Four area. In 2016 students took soil samples of the area to learn more. This year students from our Forest and Natural Areas Management (FNAM) and Fish, Wildlife and Recreation (FWR) programs sampled soils in the Factor Four […]
Learn more about a health care system of more than 5,000 employees, multiple hospitals, and over 30 clinics that became carbon neutral in less than 5 years. Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Time: 1:30—2:20 pm Location: NE 1, Room 402 Founded in 1902, Gundersen Health System is a non-profit healthcare network headquartered in Wisconsin with […]
For another year the salmon have returned to the edge of the BCIT Burnaby Campus.
Background Guichon Creek has been restored on the South side of campus, but travels through a culvert from the Student Recreation Centre (SE16) to Canada Way. For the last few years the salmon were able to travel up Still Creek then Guichon Creek to the edge of the BCIT campus, and in 2016 a few determined […]
Once Metal Fabrication finished creating the fish for Guichon Alley students from Joinery installed them on the wooden planters.
Background In order to understand potential factors in the ecological restoration of Factor Four we have to learn more about the current ecological status of the area. The first project to collect a baseline on the ecological condition of the area looked at the soil. Soils are important for growing plants, supporting human habitation and […]