Located at the Burnaby campus of Simon Fraser University (SFU), the Technology and Science Complex 2 (TASC2) was built to meet the needs of multiple research programs across a variety of disciplines including biochemistry, health, chemistry, materials sciences, nanotechnology, computer science, math, kinesiology, and more.
The complex was completed on a fast-track design-construction program, and it features wet/dry laboratory space, clean rooms, offices, classrooms, an audio recording studio, and microscope and laser research suites, which required vibration-free floating floors. Ultimately, TASC2 was designed to be modular, flexible, highly energy efficient, and adaptable to future technologies.
In partnership with Chernoff Thompson Architects and general contractor Stuart Olson Inc., BKL provided comprehensive acoustical consulting services. BKL acousticians
BKL also reviewed and designed noise and vibration control measures for the mechanical systems, including air-handling units, as well as the electrical and plumbing services.
Specialist acoustical consultants and engineers attended design meetings, reviewed shop drawings, and carried out site visits to inspect and confirm the correct implementation of the recommendations. BKL tested noise, vibration, reverberation, sound isolation, and confirmed compliance with the project criteria.
Despite the many challenges of constructing a complex building on a fast-track schedule, the project was completed on time and on budget. BKL acousticians worked hard to ensure that TASC2 has great acoustics; they considered the building’s diverse activities, many of which are potentially noise-sensitive, set appropriate acoustical criteria, and made recommendations to suit the facility’s various uses.
136,420 square feet