|CLIENT:||UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA|
|CONSULTANT:||RAYMOND S.C. WAN ARCHITECT|
|CONTRACT TYPE:||STIPULATED SUM|
|Project SIZE:||130,000 SQ. FT.|
During construction, Bird erected one of the largest steel box trusses ever installed in Manitoba. The truss joins the 14- and 15-storey towers at the fourth level spanning the existing Pembina Hall building. The colossal 60-ton truss measures 168-feet long, 17-feet high and eight-feet wide. The truss took months of planning and fabrication, eight days of assembly and two 300-ton cranes to install. Precision was crucial with each of the towers a mere six millimetres out-of-plumb to allow the box truss to fit into place.
With no time in the schedule for delays or disruptions, Bird successfully delivered this contemporary, urban style high-rise building in time to house 360 students for the new school year.