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Renovations

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.

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.

East and West Towers

Construction Update East and West Towers  

Areas Affected: Work will be performed in and around the East and West buildings.

Timeline: Monday, August 30 to Friday September 3

Purpose:

  • This work includes:
    • Homan Roofing will be on site Wednesday September 01 2021 to open the roof on each building ahead of scanning and coring. This work will take place from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
    • ABM Cutting & Coring was delayed in in doing work last week and will now be onsite Wednesday September 01 to do coring in all the communications rooms.
    • Multi-faith Room & Music Room Drywall and preparations for glass installation will continue this week.
    • Glass Stair Railings Metal caps are to be installed on the top of all glass balustrades.

Impact on Residents

  • Expect some noise. 
  • Normal hours of work will be 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday (except holidays).  Work will occasionally occur on Saturdays between: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Public Realm Project

Areas Affected: Work will be performed in and around the East and West buildings.

Timeline: Monday, August 16  to Friday August 20 

Purpose:

  • UCC will be switching the access route to Hamilton Hall to the Fire Lane traveling East. 
  • UCC will be installing paver on the West side of the Hamilton Hall 
  • Pavement at Hamilton Hall Entranceway will be removed Tuesday or Wednesday. Safe access and egress to Hamilton Hall will remain in place with minimal interruption.
  • UCC will be installing a trench drain in front of the main entrance a removable ramp will provide ongoing access and egress for residents.
  • Access to the breeze way will be interrupted nest week as Scott Construction completes the installation of power and water service to the new courtyards. 

Impact on Residents

  • Expect some noise. 
  • Please note some access routes are being changed. 
  • Normal hours of work will be 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday (except holidays).  Work will occasionally occur on Saturdays between: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

North Towers PJH, BRH, SBH

Mechanical Room Upgrades

Upgrading the mechanical rooms in all three towers.

Timeline: Summer 2021
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm (except holidays). Occasional Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00pm.
Areas Effected: Mechanical rooms in PJH, BRH and SBH
Impact on Residents:

  • Residents may be exposed to some noise (intermittent and relatively minor)

Upgrading Resident Room Lighting 

Upgrading the resident room lighting to LED fixtures in all three towers.

Timeline: Summer 2021
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm (except holidays). Occasional Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00pm.
Areas Effected: Resident rooms in PJH, BRH and SBH
Impact on Residents:

  • Residents may be exposed to some noise (intermittent and relatively minor)

Upgrading SBH Hall and Shared Space Lighting

Upgrading the lighting in SBH hallways and shared spaces.

Timeline: Begins Friday, August 27
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm (except holidays). Occasional Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00pm.
Areas Effected: SBH Hall and shared spaces
Impact on Residents:

  • Technicians will have equipment and ladders in hallways. 
  • Expect some noise. 
  • Installation will take place from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Shell House

Installation of Amazon Locker

Purpose:  Installation of an Amazon locker.

 Impact on Residents:

  • None, building is unoccupied.

Hamilton Hall

Rebuilding of Planter

Purpose: Rebuilding the planter as part of enhanced public realm project. 

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: In front of HAM 

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.

West End of Fire Lane Competion

Purpose: Completion of the west end of fire lane.

Timeline: Fall 2021

Hours of Work:

  • Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm (except holidays).
  • Occasional Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00pm.

Areas Effected: Fire lane at Hamilton Hall

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.

Public Realm Project

Areas Affected: Work will be performed in and around the East and West buildings.

Timeline: Monday, August 16  to Friday August 20 

Purpose:

  • UCC will be switching the access route to Hamilton Hall to the Fire Lane traveling East. 
  • UCC will be installing paver on the West side of the Hamilton Hall 
  • Pavement at Hamilton Hall Entranceway will be removed Tuesday or Wednesday. Safe access and egress to Hamilton Hall will remain in place with minimal interruption.
  • UCC will be installing a trench drain in front of the main entrance a removable ramp will provide ongoing access and egress for residents.
  • Access to the breeze way will be interrupted nest week as Scott Construction completes the installation of power and water service to the new courtyards. 

Impact on Residents

  • Expect some noise. 
  • Please note some access routes are being changed. 
  • Normal hours of work will be 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday (except holidays).  Work will occasionally occur on Saturdays between: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

McTaggart-Cowan Hall

Roofing repairs to McTaggart-Cowan Hall

Timeline: June 2021 to Aug 2021

Hours of Work: Construction around 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)

Areas Effected:

  • The southern roof area.
  • Defined access and disposal locations on the exterior of the building.
  • Residence Lane and Terry Fox Lane (for deliveries and debris removal).
  • 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:

  • None as the building is empty

New Roof Drains

Timeline: Fall 2021

Hours of Work: Construction around 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)

Areas Effected:

  • The roof area of Mctaggart-Cowan Hall

Impact on Residents:

  • Potential closure of some washroom facilities and meeting rooms

Meeting Room, Bath Room Stalls & Shower Closures

Timeline: Begins September 01 2021 and will run approximately 3 weeks.

Hours of Work: Construction around 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)

Areas Effected:

  • MCH 402 south stall 
  • MCH 408 Shower stall
  • MCH 422 Accessible Shower
  • MCH 428 Meeting Room
  • MCH 443 south stall 
  • MCH 448 south stall

Impact on Residents:

  • Expect some noise, 
  • You will see a variety of trade’s people in all areas of the building. 
  • Normal hours of work will be 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday (except holidays).  Work will occasionally occur on Saturdays between: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

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.

Laundry Rooms

 
Timeline: Summer 2021 - Fall 2021
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm (except holidays).
Occasional Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00pm.
Areas Effected: SQU QUE QUA and COW
 

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