Durham College Whitby Phase 4 Expansion Resumes
Durham College Whitby Phase 4 at shutdown
Phase 4 work restarts at the Durham College Whitby campus
After a relatively short-lived shutdown due to Covid-19, Ball Construction is back on the job at Durham College. As part of the campaign to expand the college’s Whitby campus, Ball is proceeding to build a new building that will help accommodate an increase of 750 students annually.
Thus far the foundation, backfill and structural steel work has been finished, masonry is fifty percent completed and the metal deck installation is around forty percent done. Meanwhile, mechanical and electrical work is ongoing.
With Ball’s safety protocols and its pandemic policy in place, the 53,875 square-foot expansion is being constructed around the northeast corner of the current shop labs building. A design-build project, it is being built with flexibility in mind so that future shifts in programs and usage can be accommodated with relative ease. The facility will include the following:
- Double-height shop lab space for elevating devices and millwright, and for plumbing
- Dedicated electrical training labs
- Flexible classrooms and event spaces, students services, amenities and faculty offices
- Re-configuration of vacated space in existing shop labs for other building and industrial trades programs
Ball Construction’s Joe Forster led a very helpful tour of the facility, providing a clear picture of the various components and overall scale of the plans.
Left to right: Liviu Carmazan (Ball), Robert Craik (Durham College), Don Lovisa (Durham College), Jason Ball (Ball), Jennifer Clark (Durham College), Gary Hauck (Ball), Joe Forster (Ball), Aleks Vilovski (Ball)
Despite the shutdown and ensuing delay, phase four remains on track for a September 2021 opening.