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The Humber College Building F Addition has received an Award of Merit for Engineering from the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction.

Montgomery Sisam with Read Jones Christoffersen Consulting is pleased to announce that the Humber College F Building Addition has received an Award of Merit from the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction.

Addressing growing enrollment numbers and desper­ately needed program space on its North Campus, Humber College chose to expand Building F Health Sciences upwards, doubling the floor area of the existing two-storey building without having to use any additional land on campus. The two-storey, 40,000 sq. ft. vertical addition provides much needed classroom and laboratory space.

This award acknowledges the critical role engineering considerations played in the design and construction of the F Building Addition.

One of the main structural challenges was determining how to add two additional floors plus a roof level mechanical penthouse in a cost-effective manner, and have it constructed over the short 3 month College summer holiday shutdown. The solution was a structural steel system comprised of concrete on steel deck with 1200mm deep open web steel joists for the 80 foot central span. Intricately defined and architecturally expressed, this modular steel truss system echoes the existing structural system and provides an inspiring exterior geometry.

The design and construction of this project would not have been possible without the great collaboration and teamwork of all involved. Congratulations! 

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