McMaster University Arthur Bourns Building  Addition, Renovation and Deferred Maintenance 
       
     
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McMaster University Arthur Bourns Building  Addition, Renovation and Deferred Maintenance 
       
     
McMaster University Arthur Bourns Building  Addition, Renovation and Deferred Maintenance 

This new five-storey addition to, and renovation of a 1960’s lab intensive building will provide a flagship tower for the Engineering Faculty and a wet lab revitalization for the Chemistry Department in the Science Faculty at one of Canada’s leading research Universities. The “flagship” tower will showcase Innovation Design Studios on the ground level, research spaces and labs on levels 2-4, and shelled space for future lab/conference area expansion on level 5. This wet lab intensive building will also contain bio-safety Level 2 Labs, along with bio-chemical engineering labs, computer labs convertible to Wet Labs and Energy Labs, including a Hydrogen research lab. The interior demolition and renovation of the five-level Arthur Bourns Building is a complex decanting and adaptive design undertaking. The ground level features a joint engineering and science Biomaker Innovation Lab for graduate students and industry partners. The upper floors are dedicated to research wet labs and bio-safety Level 2 labs, with the heaviest concentration occurring on level 4. The renovated basement contains relocated nuclear magnetic (NMR) resonance labs, along with a mass spectrometry suite and photonics lab with highly sensitive research equipment including lasers and optical equipment.

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