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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

Crane Installation

Purpose: The crane will be lifting large air handling units to the roof of both buildings and all work should be completed by 1:00pm.

Timeline: Friday November 19, 2021

Impact on Residents:

  • Expect some noise. 
  • Normal hours of work will be 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. 
Blind Installation Inspection and Repairs

Purpose: A contractor will be arriving to check the installation of the blinds in all dormitory rooms.

Timeline: Thursday November 18, 2021 - Friday November 19, 2021

Impact on Residents:

  • We will need to be in your room for a short period of time to check the installation of the blind and perhaps reinforce the hanging mechanism.
  • Please try and clear the area in front of your window to allow the work to proceed quickly.
  • Hours of work will be
    •  9:00 am to 2:00 pm Thursday November 18 2021
    •  9:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday November 19 2021

North Towers PJH, BRH, SBH

Water Damage Repair

Purpose: To remediate and repair the damage caused by water to the bathrooms 

Timeline: Completed by mid-December.

Areas Affected: BRH West Wing

Impact on Residents:

  • Bathrooms will need to be closed.

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.

McTaggart-Cowan Hall

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
 

Boiler Repair

Purpose:To complete the repairs of the boilers, they will have to be turned off and cooled down.
Timeline: Friday, November 5, 2021
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm (except holidays).
Occasional Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00pm.
Areas Effected: Cowichan & Quesnel House
 

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