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BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus


Richmond, British Columbia

This campus houses over 40 classrooms, research and training labs, lecture halls, aviation library, and a flight simulator. It features a 4,200 m2 (45,000 ft2) complex of hangars including one of the largest all-glass hangars in Canada.

Energy-conscious features include a state-of-the-art geo-exchange heating system, with pipes drilled 295 feet underground to harness the energy of the earth, reducing the school’s heating and cooling costs throughout the year.

The campus also features an Integrated Compressed Air Foam (ICAF) fire suppression system and uses specially laminated sound dampening glass to prevent noise interference from overhead air traffic, as the facility is located directly beneath one of Vancouver International Airport’s lowest flight paths.

Project Highlights

  • Winner of two Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) Safety Innovation Awards
  • Winner of the VRCA General Contractors over $50 million Award – Silver
  • Contains one of the largest all-glass hangars in Canada
  • Greatest height of an ICAF fire suppression system to be installed in North America
  • 4,200 m2 (45,000 ft2) hangar complex
  • Cost saving geo-exchange heating and cooling system
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