Ocean Engineering Centre
- 3760 Wesbrook Mall
- Kiss and Harrison
- approx. $1,017,000
- Sources of funds:
- Provincial government grants; Federal government's Health Resource Fund;
3-Universities Capital Fund $500,000 grant from B.C.'s Department of Economic
Development $525,000 The federal Industry department to pay for the grants
over three years.
- Architectural features:
- This high headroom single floor
with below grade viewing area and mezzanine is clad in brick as the building.
The truss, while forming part of the roof, would also serve as a viewing
platform from inside. It is made up of waterproof Zecon concrete beacause
great degree of accuracy is required.
- Construction Type:
- This building houses a private research facility,
which is part of B.C. Research Corporation on leased land. It was previously
referred as the B.C. Research Council. There is a high headroom space
over a water tank to simulate ocean conditions. It also includes manoeuvering
basins for ship models, an Artic-condition test facility and a hydroclave
facility for pressure testing of components.
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