Telus has an ongoing commitment to providing an environmently friendly workplace for its staff. The
program called for the upgrade of an office floor to include an open plan
office area with perimeter managers areas, privacy
rooms, locker room, conference room, kitchenette and lounge. The project
team fulfilled these objectives by the following.
design intent was to make the scheme as inviting and accessible as possible:
- The internal office area was cleared of all partitions,
allowing a maximum use of daylight to the workplace combined with increased
flexibility of use.
- The existing perimeter heaters and pipework
were removed, allowing for a new raised access floor system to be
installed. A supply air plenum for displacement heating and cooling air is
introduced, eliminating ductwork, and allowing individual user control.
Additionally, all electrical/data services are neatly contained within the
raised access floor, allowing for greater flexibility in the future.
Non-slip handicap access ramps and steps lead to the new raised access
- The building is currently undergoing a seismic upgrade and
the new workstations are designed to the same seismic standards.
- New window guardrails are introduced to address safety
- Window blinds are included to reduce workplace glare.
- Perimeter walls are insulated to reduce heating and cooling
- Indirect up-lighting is employed to minimise glare on the
- A new unisex handicap washroom is included.
- New acoustic ceiling.
aspects included reuse of the following:
- Concrete structure
- Doors, door frames and hardware
- Ceiling tiles, linear ceiling diffusers, and some light
- Existing mechanical unit
- Carpet tiles with high recycled content
- Retaining men's and women's washrooms
- Fire alarm speakers, fire exit signs
- Whiteboards, projector screens
- Glazed partition system
- Internal window sills retained
- Office furniture
health related issues were also addressed:
- Removal of asbestos containing vinyl floor tiles
- Low VOC adhesives specified
- Dust enclosure during construction activities
Keen Engineering (mechanical), Schenke
Bawol Engineering (electrical), Read Jones Christoffersen
(structural), Pioneer Consultants (code).
Hodgson King + Marble
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