Construction is well underway. Here are some of the latest photos taken on September 26th, 2016. Click here for a case study on the project. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 […]
For those concerned about the loss of pollinators it’s nice to see the planters in Guichon Alley providing new resources for bees. Mason Bee homes have also been added to the AFRESH sustainable garden.
Facilities and Campus Development brightened up Smith Street with three new doors. New garage doors have been added to Building NE2 (Joinery), NE4 (Carpentry) and NE 8 (Piping). Campus Development worked with a suggestion made by students from our Interior Design program. These students were asked what would improve the look of Factor Four, and presented […]
Usually when a Metal Fabrication foundation class learns new techniques they create a few projects that wind up as scrap metal, but for the 11 students in the recent ACE IT class their projects are going to help four other departments. As part of learning the basic techniques they built frames for the Center of […]
Good news! Construction for BCIT’s Factor Four Wood-Waste-to-Energy project has started. Here are a few progress photos. A big thank you to all our project partners making this idea become a reality: BC Ministry of Advanced Education through the Carbon Neutral Capital Program (CNCP) BC Bioenergy Network Stuart Olson Canfor Real Estate Foundation of BC […]
The final design element in Guichon Alley was to add metal fish as decoration along the front of the planters. Created by Metal Fabrication, these metal fish celebrate the goal of one day seeing real salmon on our campus. Additionally, creating them from metal acknowledges the departments that surround Guichon Alley and work with […]
A moss art wall was recently created by the students in Interior Designs Graphic Presentation class to brighten up Smith Street and draw attention to Guichon Creek. This project was a wonderful partnership between the Factor Four team, the BCIT Green Team, Facilities and Campus Development and the Interior Design department. The BCIT Green Team […]
Electrical students and Facilities and Campus Development worked together to change the main lights in Guichon Alley to LED’s and add some additional decorative lighting. The lighting type is consistent with the overall campus lighting plan. This project engaged Electrical students in a Living Lab project on Campus, as they installed the decorative lighting. By switching […]