TRU School of Nursing and Population Health

Kamloops, BC

Thompson Rivers University School of Nursing and Population Health Building is a world-class, state-of-the-art, LEED Gold building, designed to reduce emissions, energy consumption and be responsive to both the Wood First Act and TRU’s Campus Sustainability Master Plan. The building not only houses nursing and allied health programs but also provides teaching space for interdisciplinary teams along with space for classrooms, labs, interdisciplinary health clinics, home-care space, and breakout rooms, affording the opportunity for collaborative learning. It also allows for additional student seats in the future.

Aspect’s scope of work included conceptual design of alternative structural systems, including mass timber/steel hybrid and reinforced concrete. Associated foundation options were also considered, as the site required special consideration to limit excessive differential settlements. The final detailed design consists of a reinforced concrete superstructure with a nail laminated timber roof at the atrium. Careful consideration of long-term deflections was required for both the flat slabs spanning up to 9m, and the 6m cantilevered concrete beams which support two storeys above. The foundation consists of continuous flight auger piles, reinforced concrete pile caps, and grade beams.

Images by Adrien Williams.

ArchitectStantecStatusCompleted, 2020

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