Renovations

SFU Residence and Housing renovation updates

Looking for the latest renovation updates at SFU Residence and Housing? Check this page often to read more about impacts and progress. Please note: exact dates are subject to change, and additional updates will be posted as project details and work schedules are confirmed.

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Hours of construction

Construction within residences follows the city of Burnaby construction bylaws. Constructions hours will be as follows:

  • Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Burnaby Noise or Abatement, by-law: Number 7332 - page 5: 15.(1)

Subject to subsections (2) and (4), no person shall carry or cause to be carried on any works in connection with the construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair or demolition of any building, structure, improvement or other thing

  • (a) before 7:00 a.m. or after 8:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday;
  • (b) before 9:00 a.m. or after 8:00 p.m. on Saturday;
  • (c) at any time on Sunday or any statutory holiday.

 

Updated webcam images for the Stadium project and the Phase 1 buildings can found here.  

Your safety

Due to various construction activities around the residence area, there are a number of construction zones that will impact pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

  • Please be cautious and aware around these construction zones
  • The Fire Lane is closed to pedestrians and limited to authorized service and emergency vehicles only. 
  • Watch for hazards and obey signage and/or instructions from flag persons
  • Do not enter any closed areas

If you have trouble finding or require assistance to and from Residence, please contact Campus Security at 778-782-7991 to request a Safewalk.

Towers

LED Lighting Upgrades Project

Purpose: To provide superior lighting and reduce energy consumption.

Timeline: Fall 2020/ Spring 2021
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm (except holidays).
Occasional Saturdays 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Areas Effected: Bedrooms and Exterior Lighting
Impact on Residents: Residents may be exposed to relatively minor noise.

Installation of new light fixtures was completed in all vacant rooms that were scheduled to be occupied for the fall term.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, work has been postponed in rooms that were occupied by the same resident through the summer and fall terms.

Installation of new light fixtures in the breezeway, the exterior fire escapes and a number of other exterior locations will proceed during the 2020/21 academic year.

Temporary Water Supply to Barbara Rae House (BRH)

A temporary water supply is currently in place to serve BRH.  Regular water service is expected to be restored around the middle of September.

Purpose: This temporary water supply is required while crews make repairs and modifications to the main underground water supply piping. During this time please be mindful of the following:

Impact on Residents:

  • BRH residents may occasionally notice a lower volume of water coming from the faucets or showers. This is due to the fact that the fire hoses have a smaller diameter than the regular water supply piping.
  • If you notice that the quality of the water changes at any time, please run the water until it clears up.
  • Fire hoses are running along the ground in various locations as part of this project and they will cross the breezeway near the entrance to each of the towers (SBH, BRH, and PJH) and a hose will cross in front of the main entrance of HAM.

Shell House

Main Entrance and Lobby Remodeling

Renewal of Shell House main entry lobby to provide a more welcoming environment with new signage, and lighting.

Timeline: May 2020 to end of October, 2020
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm (except holidays).
Occasional Saturdays 9:00am to 5:00pm

Scope of Work: This work includes the replacement of the main entrance doors, the glazing systems on both sides of the main entrance doors and the concrete walking surface immediately outside the doors, including the installation of a new recessed grate for wiping feet. The project also includes upgrades to the lighting immediately outside the main entrance doors.

Areas Effected: Main entry point to the building.

Impact on Residents:

  • Residents may be exposed to some noise (intermittent and relatively minor).
  • Entrance and exit routes will be modified at times. A temporary door will be set up immediately south of the existing door while work is in progress. Please comply with all signage and barricades.

Safety and Security:

  • Please comply with all signage and barricades.
  • Workers will follow COVID-19 precautions, insuring that physical distancing is maintained between the workers as well as between workers and the people entering and leaving the building.

Update: May 28, 2020

Your electronic key (fob) will now work at the reader for the new temporary door when it is locked.  The door will be unlocked from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Work on the upgrades to the front entrance will continue until approximately the end of June.

Hours of Work: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday (except holidays).

Purpose: Upgrading the front entrance for Shell House

Areas Effected: Main entry point to the building

Project Details:

  • This project includes the replacement of: 
    • the main entrance doors, 
    • the glazing systems on both sides of the main entrance doors and 
    • the concrete walking surface immediately outside the doors, including the installation of a new recessed grate for wiping feet.
  • The project also includes upgrades to the lighting immediately outside the main entrance doors.

Impact on Residents:

  • Occasional noise 
  • Entrance and exit routes will be modified at times.  A temporary door will be set up immediately south of the existing door while rebuild work is in progress.

Safety and Security:

  • Please comply with all signage and barricades. 
  • Workers will follow COVID-19 precautions, insuring that physical distancing is maintained between the workers as well as between workers and the people entering and leaving the building.

Update: May 22, 2020

Front Entrance Temporary Closure:

Timeline: Monday, May 25, 8:00 AM to Friday, May 29, 2020.

Hours of Work: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday (except holidays).

Purpose: Upgrading the front entrance for Shell House

Areas Effected: Main entry point to the building

Project Details:

  • This project includes the replacement of: 
    • the main entrance doors, 
    • the glazing systems on both sides of the main entrance doors and 
    • the concrete walking surface immediately outside the doors, including the installation of a new recessed grate for wiping feet.
  • The project also includes upgrades to the lighting immediately outside the main entrance doors.

Impact on Residents:

  • Occasional noise 
  • Entrance and exit routes will be modified at times.  A temporary door will be set up immediately south of the existing door while rebuild work is in progress.

Safety and Security:

  • Please comply with all signage and barricades. 
  • Workers will follow COVID-19 precautions, insuring that physical distancing is maintained between the workers as well as between workers and the people entering and leaving the building.

Replacement of Hallway and Stairwell Lighting With LED Lights

Purpose: To provide superior lighting and reduce energy consumption.

Timeline: Fall 2020/ Spring 2021
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm (except holidays).
Occasional Saturdays 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Areas Effected: Stairwells and Hallways of Shell House.
Impact on Residents: Residents may be exposed to relatively minor noise.

Hamilton Hall

McTaggart-Cowan Hall

 Re-Roofing of McTaggart-Cowan Hall

Project Title: Re-Roofing of McTaggart-Cowan Hall.

Timeline: June 22, 2020 to October, 2020.

Hours of Work: Construction around residences follows the city of Burnaby construction bylaws. Constructions hours will be as follows:

Scope of Work:

  • Removal and replacement of the entire roofing system of the building.
  • Improved insulation and other quality upgrades.

Areas Effected:

  • The entire roof area.
  • Defined access and disposal locations on the exterior of the building.
  • Residence Lane and Terry Fox Lane (for deliveries and debris removal).
  • Temporary Office, Sanitary Facilities and Storage Facilities have been set up in the reserved parking stalls northeast of the building (south of Shell House)

Impact on Residents:

  • Expect to hear some noise.
  • Pedestrian routes may be modified at times.
  • A disposal chute structure has been constructed outside the centre of the south side of the building.  This includes a platform extending straight out from the roof.  The disposal chute itself is a considerable distance away from the building, coming down to the edge of Terry Fox Lane.  A small number of trees and shrubs were removed to facilitate the construction of this temporary structure.

Safety and Security:

  • To ensure their safety, residents should watch for caution tape, construction fencing, signage and hazard-marking cones that will be in place to keep people away from areas where work is in progress and any danger exists.
  • All construction access will be via a temporary exterior stair towers.

Townhouses

Grounds Repairs

Repairs and upgrades to the Townhouse greenspaces.

Timeline: Ongoing
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm (except holidays).
Occasional Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00pm.
Areas Effected: Exterior greenspaces, wooden retaining walls, asphalt pathways and concrete stairs.
Impact on Residents:

  • Pedestrian routes will be disrupted at times. 
  • To ensure their safety, residents should watch for and comply with all barricades, signage and verbal or written instructions related to this project.

Charles Chang Innovation Centre