Knowledge Infrastructure Program (KIP) Roofing Project
Roof leaks and failures are not only disruptive and damaging, they result in higher energy consumption for heating and cooling. A 2007 Roof Condition Assessment determined that the roofs of nearly 25% of the 47 major buildings on campus were well beyond their expected life spans and in need of replacement. A roof renewal program was one of the university’s most critical deferred maintenance priorities, but an undertaking of this magnitude far exceeded the capabilities of the university’s Capital Renewal Program. That’s where the federal and provincial government’s Knowledge Infrastructure Program (KIP) came in.
As part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, a KIP grant provided $12,750,000 to assist with a roof renewal program on campus. This federal and provincial funding allowed the university to address the most critical areas on 15 buildings within the roof replacement program, ensure the preservation of physical assets and the continuity of university programming, and reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Taking advantage of green roof technologies provided even more cooling opportunities, as well as reducing storm water runoff and increasing life expectancy for the new roofs.
The Roof Replacement project was started in spring 2009 and completed by October 2011. The total amount of roofing done was 49,239 square metres or, to put this into perspective, a little more than the size of eight CFL football fields.
The following roofs and/or roof sections were repaired as part of the Roof Replacement project.
|Building||Start Date||Completion Date|
|Arts Building||Dec. 1, 2009||Dec. 2, 2010|
|Biology Building - replace roof sections 2, 8, 9 & 11||Nov. 2, 2010||May 3, 2011|
|Crop Science Field Lab - replace roof sections 1, 1A, 3, 4 & 4A||Feb. 11, 2011||July 27, 2011|
|Education Building||March 2, 2010||Nov. 2, 2010|
|Engineering roof sections 1, 2 & 3 - Phase 2||May 4, 2010||Jan 13,2011|
|Engineering roof sections 8 to 14||March 31, 2009||July 20, 2009|
|Geology roof sections 11, 12 &13 (over library areas)||April 26,2010||June 30, 2009|
|John Mitchell Building||April11, 2011||Sept. 7, 2011|
|Law Building||July 20, 2009||Feb. 2, 2010|
|Livestock Research Building||Aug. 22, 2011||Oct. 11, 2011|
|Physics Building||July 28, 2009||Jan 17, 2010|
|Murray Building – replace roof sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10.||June 22, 2009||Nov. 3, 2010|
|Edwards School of Business||Sept. 14, 2009||Nov. 30, 2009|
|Kirk Hall roof sections 1 to 6||May 18, 2009||Nov. 18, 2009|
|Western College of Veterinary Medicine||April 22, 2010||Nov. 12, 2010|
|Williams Building sections 6 & 6a||Oct. 28, 2009||Dec. 7, 2009|
|Williams Building (main building) – Replace roofing sections 1-2b, 3-3f, 4-5a & 7 to 18||Oct. 4, 2010||Oct. 7, 2011|