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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 EAS-3029

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

Timeline: Monday, July 26 to  Friday July 30

Purpose: Continuing sheet metal installation. Crews will be on a lift finishing the sun shades and student room window trims.

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.

Towers

Shell House

Main Entrance and Lobby Remodelling

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

Timeline: May 2020 to end of November or early December 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 of 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.
Update: February 22, 2020

Front Entrance Temporary Closure:

Timeline: Friday, February 26, 2021.

Hours of Work: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Purpose: Upgrading the front entrance of 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.
  • This will be the final step in the completion of the Shell House Residence front door renewal project. 

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, opened at 8:00 a.m. by SFU CPS. 

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.

Hamilton Hall

McTaggart-Cowan Hall

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