BCIT Health Sciences Centre

Our work on the Burnaby campus of the British Columbia Institute of Technology earned us accolades from world-renowned glass manufacturer Guardian Glass North America. We were honored with the prestigious 2023 Commercial Project Award for all of Canada.
Project Name: BCIT Health Sciences Centre
Project Details: Project rescue with a short turnaround
Project Timeline: February 2021 to February 2022
Client Requirements: An energy-efficient and low-carbon-emission building

About the Project

After the original glazing company could not finish the work, Dekor Glass was contacted about this project well into the construction process. In conjunction with global design firm Stantec and the construction professionals at Bird, Dekor Glass was able to right the ship and implement our shop’s designs in a compressed amount of time. 

The resulting 106,000-square-foot training facility, which was budgeted at 78 million dollars, is an impressive architectural achievement. Located on BCIT’s Burnaby campus, it is one of the largest health science education simulation centers on the continent. 

When creating a next-generation teaching and learning facility for tomorrow’s healthcare professionals, you cannot compromise on the quality of products you use. Dekor Glass was tasked with installing high-performance glass designed to achieve optimum energy efficiency and low carbon emissions. Our team worked extensively with Guardian SunGuard SNR 43 and SN 68 coated materials. These excellent products helped the building achieve WELL certification, a rating system based on human health and wellness. 

The building’s innovative “four-corner” concept and all-glass lobby kept us busy. Ultimately, the finished glazing remains a highlight in our portfolio and a testament to the resiliency and dedication of our hard-working crew.

Our Process

Planning Phase

Having secured your confidence or the winning bid, we will thoroughly review the provided blueprints for added assurance.

Our project management approach encourages open lines of communication. We converse well with all stakeholders.

Material Preparation

We source our glass and glazing materials from trusted suppliers that consistently meet our high standards of excellence.

Our in-house fabrication capabilities allow us to customize any piece to your specifications.

Quality Control

Ensuring the standards and correct tolerances of each panel is a big part of the glazing process. Strength, thickness, and transparency are always verified.

Fragment testing and detailed visual inspections confirm that your new glass is perfect in every way.

Documentation

All aspects of our glazing work at your worksite are well documented for future reference. Our project manager will not sign off on the installation until every request and specification is met.

Our workflows are designed with client satisfaction in mind.

Planning Phase

Having secured your confidence or the winning bid, we will thoroughly review the provided blueprints for added assurance.

Our project management approach encourages open lines of communication. We converse well with all stakeholders.

Material Preparation

We source our glass and glazing materials from trusted suppliers that consistently meet our high standards of excellence.

Our in-house fabrication capabilities allow us to customize any piece to your specifications.

Quality Control

Ensuring the standards and correct tolerances of each panel is a big part of the glazing process. Strength, thickness, and transparency are always verified.

Fragment testing and detailed visual inspections confirm that your new glass is perfect in every way.

Documentation

All aspects of our glazing work at your worksite are well documented for future reference. Our project manager will not sign off on the installation until every request and specification is met.

Our workflows are designed with client satisfaction in mind.