Construction Begins on TASC2 Building

February 24, 2005, vol. 32, no. 4

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The sounds of yet more construction south of the science buildings heralds the start of the technology and science complex 2 (TASC2), the second science/applied sciences building to start construction in the past year.

TASC1, which began construction last summer, is slated to open in September this year, with TASC2 opening in September 2006.

The $39 million, 12,200-square- metre TASC2 building will use sky bridges to link to the south sciences building, the physics and kinesiology departments and eventually, to TASC1.

Similar in form to TASC1, TASC2 features atriums with pop-up roofs and high windows, giving it more interior daylight than other buildings on campus, says Bill Nelson, development manager with campus planning and development.

TASC2 will house a new 4,100 square metre electronics centre for researchers specializing in nanotechnology, the mathematics of information technology and complex systems network centre of excellence, wet and dry labs and seminar rooms.

Roofing has begun on the structurally complete TASC1. Its 9,000 square metre space will house wet and dry labs as well as offices for the faculties of science and applied sciences.

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