Dalhousie Agricultural Campus — Banting Building Heating Modifications 

Halifax, NS

Dalhousie University

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Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus located in Truro, Nova Scotia is home to state-of-the-art facilities and research dedicated to advancing the agricultural industry within the Atlantic region and around the world. The Banting Building serves as a central hub for engineering faculty and students consisting of classrooms, labs, workshops, and offices. To better facilitate a high-quality learning environment, a supplemental heating system was required in the front offices and classrooms. 

In this case, MCA Consultants acted as mechanical consultant and prime consultant, overseeing electrical, and architectural scope. A design solution was developed to connect the new heating system to the existing hydronic system fed from the central heating plant. This comprehensive approach allowed for simplified coordination, and a concentrated effort on the HVAC improvements leading to a satisfied client. 

Services Provided

  • HVAC
  • Electrical
  • Architectural
  • Controls
  • Hydronic Systems

Key Design Elements

  • Mechanical scope included hydronic piping distribution, heating elements, and circulator controls, tying into existing heating and controls systems
  • Electrical scope included electrical supply to the new circulator and tie-in to the existing electrical service
  • Architectural scope included framing, drywall, and paint details for new bulk-heads and chases to enclose the new heating system within the classroom and office spaces