University of Manitoba Pembina Hall Student Residence
University of Manitoba Pembina Hall Student Residence
University of Manitoba Pembina Hall Student Residence

University of Manitoba Pembina Hall Student Residence

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA

CLIENT:UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
CONSULTANT:RAYMOND S.C. WAN ARCHITECT
CONTRACT TYPE:STIPULATED SUM
Project VALUE:$39,000,000
Project SIZE:130,000 SQ. FT.
DURATION:18 MONTHS
University of Manitoba Pembina Hall Student Residence

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.

University of Manitoba Pembina Hall Student Residence
University of Manitoba Pembina Hall Student Residence : Projects : Bird Construction