Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Architects: WHW Architects
General Contractor: PCL Constructors Canada
Owner/Operators: Dalhousie University, Capital Health, IWK Health Centre
The Life Sciences Research Institute (LSRI) is a state-of-the-art research and incubator space for the life sciences.
This 160,000 square feet, $70-million project is the result of a collaborative effort between Nove Scotia’s Dalhousie University, Capital Health and the IWK Health Centre.
The LSRI consists of two 4 storey towers joined by a central atrium. One tower is dedicated to research and is home to the the well respected Brain Repair Centre (BRC). The second tower, serves as a business incubator devoted to the discovery and development of investment for commercially viable ideas. The centre links together more than 100 world-class researchers and physicians and also houses other organizations such as Dalhousie University’s Industry Liaison and Innovation Office, BioNova, Nova Scotia Innovation Trust, and Genome Atlantic.
HGC Engineering was the acoustical, noise and vibration consultant for the project.
Acoustical Consulting Services Included:
- Environmental Noise and Vibration Study
- Building Services Noise and Vibration control (HVAC Systems, Pumps, Compactors, Generators, etc)
- Acoustical Privacy Between classrooms, offices, labs, meeting rooms etc.
- Atrium Acoustics
- Noise and Vibration Control of Common Spaces