BCIT uses waste from Health Sciences Centre project to ecologically restore part of Guichon Creek

BCIT has completed the ecological restoration of 3,860 m2 of land adjacent to Guichon Creek, using soil dug out as part of the building excavation for the new Health Sciences Centre (HSC) opening this fall. Parking lot O was previously a gravel car park that sat alongside Guichon Creek and because of its position the … Read more

How BCIT Facilities Services keeps campuses running after extreme cold weather conditions

BCIT Burnaby campus in spring.

At the end of December 2021, the Lower Mainland experienced its coldest temperatures for many years. Lakes and ponds froze solid and even the smallest hill in local parks became a sledging destination. Extreme cold weather conditions pose challenges to the water and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems that serve buildings. At BCIT, … Read more

How BCIT is building a sustainable home for health sciences education in BC

BCIT-Health Sciences Centre

The new BCIT Health Sciences Centre (HSC) is set to open in the spring of 2022. The four-storey, 9,909 square-metre (106,660 square-feet) building is a state-of-the-art teaching facility designed to foster learning and collaboration across all BCIT health students. This new building is also one of the most sustainable and accessible facilities on campus. Efficient … Read more

Upgrading and Maintaining BCIT’s Electrical Systems

Circuit breakers at the Goard Way Receiving Station

A campus as large as BCIT’s Burnaby campus requires lots of power. BCIT’s electrical team in Facilities and Campus Development is responsible for making sure the system that delivers power from the grid to BCIT’s buildings operates efficiently to meet the growing needs of the campus community. The Electrical Receiving Station on Goard Way is … Read more

BCIT drone technology maps the development of new Health Sciences Centre

BCIT- New Health Sciences Centre

In the last two years, the new $$88.2M million BCIT Health Sciences Centre has risen rapidly from the ground. Since breaking ground in December 2019, the site has gone from empty lot to a four-storey 9,909 square-metre (106,660 square-feet) building on track for completion in 2022. One of BCIT’s instructors has been capturing the entire … Read more