Science & Health Refresh

Faculty of Science 
Ray Jayawardhana Dean, Faculty of Science rayjay@yorku.ca
Sylvie Morin Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Education sciadres@yorku.ca
Doriano D'Angelo Facilities Manager, Faculty of Science & Engineering doriano@yorku.ca
Faculty of Health
Paul McDonald Dean, Faculty of Health healthdn@yorku.ca
Mazyar Fallah Associate Dean, Research & Innovation hhadri@yorku.ca
Tom Hodgson Manager, Physical Resources,
Health & Safety, Research Support
thodgson@yorku.ca
Campus Services and Business Operations
Richard Francki Assistant Vice-President rfrancki@yorku.ca 
Ron Ogata Project Director rogata@yorku.ca 
Adriano Morassutti Assistant Project Manager adrianom@yorku.ca 
Lassonde School of Engineering
Richard Wildes Associate Professor and Chair,
Department of Electrical Engineering
wildes@cse.yorku.ca
Ed Secnik Manager, Health, Safety, Security and Facilities edward.secnik@lassonde.yorku.ca

Project Updates

Farquharson Update 26 - October 20

Progress

  • Demolition continued throughout construction area
  • Construction of temporary penthouse weather protection continued with installation of roof system
  • Mechanical piping installation continued in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Demolition of Penthouse roof continued
  • Structural work commenced in corridor outside Mechanical room 007

Upcoming

  • Concrete saw cutting of new doorways on 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors
  • Demolition of labs on all floors will continue
  • Installation of temporary penthouse weather protection will continue
  • Continue demolition of Penthouse roof
  • Mechanical piping installation will continue in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Installations of main electrical feeders will continue

Farquharson Update 25 - October 12

Progress

  • Demolition continued throughout construction area
  • Construction of temporary penthouse weather protection continued with installation of roof system
  • Mechanical piping installation continued in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Demolition of Penthouse roof continued
  • Structural work commenced in corridor outside Mechanical room 007

Upcoming

  • Concrete saw cutting of new doorways on 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors
  • Demolition of labs on all floors will continue
  • Installation of temporary penthouse weather protection will continue
  • Continue demolition of Penthouse roof
  • Structural work to commence in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Mechanical piping installation will continue in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Installations of main electrical feeders will continue

Farquharson Update 24 - October 6

Progress

  • Demolition continued throughout construction area
  • Construction of temporary penthouse weather protection continued with installation of roof system
  • Mechanical piping installation continued in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Demolition of Penthouse roof continued
  • Structural work commenced in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Completed finishes in Basement Room 011

Upcoming

  • Concrete saw cutting of new doorways on 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors
  • Demolition of labs on all floors will continue
  • Installation of temporary penthouse weather protection will continue
  • Continue demolition of Penthouse roof
  • Structural work to commence in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Mechanical piping installation will continue in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Installations of main electrical feeders will continue

Farquharson Update 23 - Sept 29

Progress

  • Demolition continued throughout construction area
  • Construction of temporary penthouse weather protection continued with installation of roof system
  • Mechanical piping installation continued in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Demolition of Penthouse roof continued
  • Structural work commenced in corridor outside Mechanical room 007

Upcoming

  • Hoarding fence on the South side will be returned to previous location now that Yorkfest activities have concluded
  • Concrete saw cutting of new doorways on 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors
  • Complete finishes in Basement Room 011
  • Demolition of labs on all floors will continue
  • Installation of temporary penthouse weather protection will continue
  • Continue demolition of Penthouse roof
  • Structural work to commence in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Continue removing block shaft walls on 3rd floor
  • Mechanical piping installation will continue in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Installations of main electrical feeders will continue

Farquharson Update 22 - Sept 22

Progress

  • Demolition continued throughout construction area
  • Construction of temporary penthouse weather protection continued with installation of roof system
  • Mechanical piping installation continued in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Demolition of Penthouse roof commenced
  • Structural work commenced in corridor outside Mechanical room 007

Upcoming

  • Hoarding fence on the South side will temporarily be moved towards building to accommodate Yorkfest activities
  • Complete finishes in Basement Room 011
  • Demolition of labs on all floors will continue
  • Installation of temporary penthouse weather protection will continue
  • Continue demolition of Penthouse roof
  • Structural work to commence in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Continue removing block shaft walls on 3rd floor
  • Mechanical piping installation will continue in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Installations of main electrical feeders will continue

Farquharson Update 21 - Sept 15

Progress

  • Demolition continued throughout construction area
  • Construction of temporary penthouse weather protection commenced
  • Mechanical piping installation continued in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Coring on 1st Floor above Room 011 completed
  • Demolition of Penthouse roof commenced
  • Structural work commenced in corridor outside Mechanical room 007

Upcoming

  • Demolition of labs on all floors will continue
  • Installation of temporary penthouse weather protection will continue
  • Continue demolition of Penthouse roof
  • Structural work to commence in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Continue removing block shaft walls on 3rd floor
  • Mechanical piping installation will continue in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Installations of main electrical feeders will continue

Farquharson Update 20 - Sept 8

Progress

  • Non-structural demolition continued throughout construction area
  • Block wall removals completed on Third floor
  • Demolition of stairs and stair shear walls completed
  • Mechanical piping installation continued in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • S8 removal in Penthouse completed
  • Demolition of Penthouse roof commenced

Upcoming

  • Demolition of labs on all floors will continue
  • Structural work to commence in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Continue removing block shaft walls on 3rd floor
  • Mechanical piping installation will continue in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Installations of main electrical feeders will continue
  • Continue demolition of Penthouse roof
  • Coring on First floor above Room 011

Farquharson Update 19 - Sept 1

Progress

  • Non-structural demolition continued throughout construction area
  • Block wall removals complete on third floor
  • Demolition of stairs and stair shear walls continued
  • Completing infilling floors of shaft walls on 1st floor
  • Mechanical piping work outside Mechanical room 007 continued
  • S8 removal in Penthouse commenced

Upcoming

  • Demolition of labs on all floors will continue
  • Structural work to commence in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Continue infilling floors of shaft walls on 2nd floor
  • Mechanical piping installation will commence in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Installations of main electrical feeders will commence
  • Demolition of stairs and stair shear walls will continue
  • Continue removal of S8 in Penthouse
  • Commence demolition of Penthouse roof

Farquharson Update 18 - Aug 25

Progress

  • Non-structural demolition continued throughout construction area
  • Block wall removals complete on ground floor
  • Demolition of stairs and stair shear walls continued
  • Tarping and hoarding set up in Basement corridor outside Mechanical room 007 to accommodate Mechanical piping work leading to Room 011
  • S8 removal in Penthouse commenced

Upcoming

  • Demolition of labs on all floors will continue
  • Structural work to commence in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Continue removing block shaft walls on 3rd floor
  • Mechanical piping installation will commence in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Installations of main electrical feeders will commence
  • Demolition of stairs and stair shear walls will continue
  • Continue removal of S8 in Penthouse
  • Commence demolition of Penthouse roof

Farquharson Update 17 - Aug 18

Progress

  • Non-structural demolition continued throughout construction area
  • Block wall removals complete on ground floor
  • Demolition of stairs and stair shear walls continued
  • Sprinkler main installation commencing on ground floor
  • Interior block walls removed on 3rd floor
  • Duct work in shaft wall outside 011 completed
  • S8 removal in Penthouse commenced

Upcoming

  • Demolition of labs on all floors will continue
  • Continue removing block shaft walls on 2nd and 3rd floors
  • Mechanical piping installation will commence in corridor outside Mechanical room 007
  • Installations of main electrical feeders will commence
  • Demolition of stairs and stair shear walls will continue
  • Continue removal of S8 in Penthouse
  • Commence demolition of Penthouse roof

Farquharson Update 16 - Aug 11

Progress

  • Non-structural demolition continued throughout construction area
  • Demolition of labs on all floors complete
  • -80 Freezers relocated in order to install structural components of the building
  • Concrete infills ground floor corridors formed and poured
  • Sprinkler main installations on ground floor
  • Interior block walls being removed on 3rd floor
  • Central stair demolition, stair, stair landing, and stair shear wall removals

Upcoming

  • Non-structural demolition continued throughout construction area
  • Continue removing block walls on 3rd floor
  • Fire alarm work will continue on ground floor and 2nd floors
  • Installations of main electrical feeders will continue
  • Central stair demolition ongoing, stair, stair landing, and stair shear wall removals

Farquharson Update 15 - Aug 4

Progress

  • Non-structural demolition continued throughout construction area
  • -80 Freezers relocated in order to install structural components of the building
  • Sprinkler main installations on ground floor
  • Interior block walls removed on 2nd floor
  • Interior block walls being removed on 3rd floor
  • Cutting and coring shaft walls of 011 to connect mechanical in corridors complete

Upcoming

  • Demolition of labs on all floors will continue
  • Continue removing block walls on 3rd floor
  • Fire alarm work will continue on ground floor and 2nd floors
  • Installations of main electrical feeders will continue
  • Central stair demolition starts August 8/17, stair, stair landing, and stair shear wall removals
  • Compressed air shutdown affecting the entire building for 15 minutes August 8/17 at 8:15AM to cap the line

Farquharson Update 14 - July 28

Progress

  • Non-structural demolition continued throughout construction area
  • Block wall removals complete on ground floor
  • Sprinkler main installation commencing on ground floor
  • Interior block walls are being removed on 2nd floor
  • Cutting and coring shaft walls of 011 to connect mechanical in corridors
  • RO piping complete in basement

Upcoming

  • Demolition of labs on all floors will continue
  • Continue removing block walls on 2nd floor and demolishing block walls on 3rd floor
  • Fire alarm work will commence on ground floor and 2nd floors
  • Installations of main electrical feeders will commence
  • Demolition of stairs and stair shear walls will commence
  • Ductwork in Room 043 per notification

Farquharson Update 13 - July 21

Progress

  • Non-structural demolition continued throughout construction area
  • All service shaft walls have been removed on 1st floor
  • Fume hood exhaust duct work removed from roof
  • Brick veneer was removed from centre stair
  • Interior block walls were removed from labs on 2nd floor
  • RO piping was installed along basement north corridor

Upcoming

  • Demolition of labs on all floors will continue
  • Continue work on RO water piping in basement
  • Cutting and coring shaft walls of 011 to connect mechanical in corridors
  • Continue demolishing block walls on 2nd and 3rd floors
  • Removal of brick veneer from central stair will continue
  • Demolition of stairs and stair shear walls will commence
  • Removal of sanitary lines within basement labs as per notification

Farquharson Update 12 - July 14

Progress

  • Non-structural demolition continued throughout construction area
  • Completed electrical shutdowns for basemen circuit tracing as per released notification
  • Completed exterior hoist installation at northeast entrance
  • Removal of abandoned Fume Hood exhaust duct on Penthouse roof continued
  • Completed shutdown of building steam system to cap service to S3, S8 and autoclave rooms
  • Demolished remaining block partitions on first floor and removed concrete curbs from service shafts
  • RO piping was installed along basement north corridor

Upcoming

  • Demolition of labs on all floors will continue
  • Continue work on RO water piping in basement
  • Investigate piping and duct work in Farquharson 011 ceiling
  • Demolished penthouse duct work will be removed from the roof and taken off site
  • Removal of brick veneer from central stair will continue
  • Remaining service shaft walls over 010A, 016, 021 and 047 will be removed Monday, July 17th
  • Block wall partition removal will commence on Second floor

Farquharson Update 11 - July 7

Progress

  • Non-structural demolition continued throughout construction area
  • Completed scheduled power shutdowns in basement labs for temporary power tie-in for construction site
  • Removal of S3 from Mechanical room 007 continued
  • Removal of abandoned Fume Hood exhaust duct on Penthouse roof continued
  • Installation of exterior hoist continued
  • RO piping was installed along basement north corridor

Upcoming

  • Demolition of labs on all floors will continue
  • Continue exterior hoist installation at northeast entrance
  • Continue S3 demolition and removal
  • Continue work on RO water piping in basement
  • Investigate piping and duct work in Farquharson 011 ceiling
  • Electrical shutdowns for basement to commence July 11th for circuit tracing as per released notification
  • Shutdown of building steam system scheduled for Thursday, July 13th to cap service to S3, S8 and autoclave rooms
  • Demolished penthouse duct work will be removed from the roof and taken off site
  • Demolition of remaining block partitions on first floor and removal of concrete curbs will be scheduled this week. Notification to be sent to occupants

York University Farquharson Building - Basement Circuit Tracing(2)

Farquharson Update 10 - June 30

Progress

  • Non-structural demolition continued throughout construction area
  • Completed scheduled power shutdowns in basement labs for temporary power tie-in for construction site
  • Completed scheduled natural gas, compressed air and domestic water piping removal in basement labs
  • Removal of S3 from Mechanical room 007 continued
  • Removal of abandoned Fume Hood exhaust duct on Penthouse roof continued
  • Installation of exterior hoist continued
  • RO water supply for West wing switched to Lumbers feed

Upcoming

  • Demolition of labs on all floors will continue
  • Continue exterior hoist installation at northeast entrance
  • Continue S3 demolition and removal
  • Commence work on RO water piping in basement
  • Investigate piping and duct work in Farquharson 011 ceiling
  • Electrical shutdowns for basement to commence July 4th for circuit tracing as per released notification

York University Farquharson Building - Basement Circuit Tracing

Farquharson Update 9 - June 23

Progress

  • Non-structural demolition continued throughout construction area
  • Intermediate block partitions removed on first floor
  • Telecom cut over complete
  • Removal of S3 from Mechanical room 007 continued
  • Removal of abandoned Fume Hood exhaust duct on Penthouse roof continued
  • Installation of exterior hoist continued
  • Ceiling for Farquharson 011 removed

Upcoming

  • Demolition of labs on all floors will continue
  • Continue exterior hoist installation at northeast entrance
  • Continue S3 demolition and removal
  • Commence work on RO water piping in basement
  • Investigate piping and duct work in Farquharson 011 ceiling
  • Electrical shutdowns for basement panels as per released notification
  • Domestic water, natural gas and compressed air shutdown in basement to cut and cap services as per notification

Farquharson Update 8 - June 16

Progress

  • Non-structural demolition continued throughout construction area
  • Lab casework removal continued on all floors
  • Telecom room was moved to new temporary location
  • Removal of S3 from Mechanical room 007
  • Removal of abandoned Fume Hood exhaust duct on Penthouse commenced
  • Exterior hoist foundation completed
  • Ceiling for Farquharson 011 removed

Upcoming

  • Complete Telecom cut over
  • Demolition of labs on all floors will continue
  • Continue exterior hoist installation at northeast entrance
  • Continue S3 demolition and removal
  • Commence work on RO water piping
  • Investigate piping and duct work in Farquharson 011 ceiling
  • Removal of block partitions, commencing on First floor

Farquharson Update 7 - June 9

Progress

  • Non-structural demolition continued throughout construction area
  • Lab casework removal continued on all floors
  • Work completed on exterior duct work on north elevation
  • Work continued on installing sprinkler line down basement north corridor
  • Scheduled compressed air shutdown completed
  • Exterior hoist foundation completed

Upcoming

  • Continue work on sprinkler riser for west wing
  • Demolition of labs on all floors will continue
  • Continue exterior hoist installation at northeast entrance
  • Continue S3 demolition and removal

Farquharson Update 6 - June 2

Progress

  • Non-structural demolition continued throughout construction area
  • Lab casework removal continued on all floors
  • Work continued on exterior duct work on north elevation
  • Temporary duct work for fume hoods completed in labs 016, 018 and 021
  • Work continued on installing sprinkler line down basement north corridor
  • Scheduled electrical power shutdown completed
  • Temporary compressed air tie-ins completed in labs 038 and 022

Upcoming

  • Continue work on sprinkler riser for west wing
  • Continue work on exterior duct work on north elevation
  • Demolition of labs on all floors will continue
  • Scheduled building wide compressed air shutdown for Monday, June 5th, 8:00 am to 11:00 am

Farquharson Update 5 - May 26

Progress

  • Non-structural demolition continued throughout construction area
  • Lab casework removal continued on all floors
  • Work continued on exterior duct work on north elevation
  • Work continued on installing sprinkler line down basement north corridor.

Upcoming

  • Scheduled electrical power shutdown, will not affect west wing occupants
  • Continue work on sprinkler line down basement north corridor
  • Continue work on exterior duct work on north elevation
  • Scheduled work in basement labs
  • Demolition of labs on all floors will continue.

Farquharson Update 4 - May 19

Progress

  • Non-structural demolition continued throughout construction area
  • Lab casework removal continued on all floors
  • Work continued on exterior duct work on north elevation
  • Construction trailers have power and telecommunications
  • Work commenced on installing sprinkler line down basement north corridor.

Upcoming

  • Continue work on sprinkler line down basement north corridor
  • Continue work on exterior duct work on north elevation
  • Demolition of labs on all floors will continue.

Farquharson Update 3 - May 12

Progress

  • Exterior hoarding and interior hoarding completed
  • Lab casework removal commenced on second and third floors
  • Fencing installed around perimeter of construction trailers
  • Noise and vibration testing was completed Monday, May 8th (evening), awaiting results.

Upcoming

  • Delivery of exterior hoist for northeast corner expected week of May 15th
  • Non-structural demolition will continue on all floors
  • Work on temporary exterior ductwork on north elevation will commence
  • Electrical tie-in to construction trailers will take place on May 13th and be completed for Monday, May 15th.

Farquharson Update 2 - May 5

Progress

  • Hoarding on south side exterior installed
  • Internal hoarding on first floor completed
  • Site trailers delivered to Vanier Green
  • Lab casework removal commenced on first floor

Upcoming

  • Hoarding installation will continue
  • Site trailer installation will continue
  • Demolition of labs will commence on second and third floors
  • Noise and vibration will take place Monday afternoon

Farquharson Update 1- April 28

FARQUHARSON SCIENCE AND HEALTH RENEWAL PROJECT

On May 1, 2017 the Construction Manager will be erecting hoarding inside and outside of the Farquharson Life Sciences Building. The shaded areas on the First, Second and Third floor will not be accessible to the public. The passenger elevator is in the shaded area and therefore will not be available for public use. The Basement washroom will remain operational during the project and the Lumbers washrooms will be available to the Farquharson occupants.

During the first week in May Gillam Group will commence work on their site trailer compound on Vanier Green. At this point the Construction Manager will have control of the Farquharson loading dock and delivery access will have to be coordinated with them.

Site Logistics Plan for Farquharson

Contact:           Adriano Morassutti, Assistant Project Manager, CSBO, adrianom@yorku.ca

Ron Ogata, Project Director, CSBO, rogata@yorku.ca

Chemistry

Air Barrier Remediation
As part of the Science Building Renewal Project we will be repairing the air barrier issue around the windows in the Chemistry Building.  Stephenson Engineering will be in on Friday, March 17th to perform a preliminary investigation. Small test openings will be cut into the wall and window sills may be removed at the location of the wall opening.  Once testing is complete all patching and repairs will be scheduled.

Chemistry Update 3 - October 20

Progress

  • Exterior caulking completed on the north, south and east elevations; and nearly complete on the west elevation
  • Spray foam insulation of punched windows, and curtain walls has been installed from the exterior of the building on all elevations

Upcoming

  • 3rd floor air barrier repairs will continue in the Offices.  Spray foam insulation is being installed around the windows from the interior.  New waterproofing membrane is being installed under the window sills.  Interior caulking is  being completed around the window and window sill
  • 4th floor air barrier repairs will continue in the Offices.  Spray foam insulation will be installed around the windows from the interior.  New waterproofing membrane will be installed under the window sills.  Interior caulking will be installed around the window and window sill

Chemistry Update 2 - October 12

Progress

  • Exterior caulking completed on the north, south and east elevations; and nearly complete on the west elevation
  • Spray foam insulation of punched windows, and curtain walls has been installed from the exterior of the building on all elevations
  • Computer lab punched window air barrier repairs have been completed.  Spray foam insulation has been installed around the windows from the interior.  New waterproofing membrane installed under the window sills.  Interior caulking completed around the window and window sill
  • 2nd floor air barrier repairs are being completed in the Offices.

Upcoming

  • 3rd floor air barrier repairs will continue in the Offices.  Spray foam insulation is being installed around the windows from the interior.  New waterproofing membrane will be installed under the window sills.  Interior caulking to be completed around the window and window sill

Chemistry Update 1 - October 6

Progress

  • Exterior caulking completed on the north, south and east elevations; and nearly complete on the west elevation
  • Spray foam insulation of punched windows, and curtain walls has been installed from the exterior of the building on all elevations
  • Computer lab punched window air barrier repairs have been completed.  Spray foam insulation has been installed around the windows from the interior.  New waterproofing membrane installed under the window sills.  Interior caulking completed around the window and window sill
  • 2nd floor air barrier repairs are being completed in the Offices.

Upcoming

  • 3rd floor air barrier repairs will commence in the Offices.  Spray foam insulation is being installed around the windows from the interior.  New waterproofing membrane will be installed under the window sills.  Interior caulking to be completed around the window and window sill

Chemistry Fume Hood Controls

Glendon

Lumbers

Petrie