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Agriculture Research Centre

Morden, MB

Contract Value:

$8.4 million

Prime Consultant:

KGS Group

Project Owner:

Public Works and Government Services Canada

Contract Format:

Design-Build

Completion Date:

June 2014

Contract Duration:

10 months

The 979 m2 building consists of a header house and a greenhouse hosting a complex assortment of agricultural research equipment and greenhouse elements.

This was a highly-technical project, with specialized amenities designed and constructed to support a controlled temperate growing environment for agricultural research experiments. The building is capable of sustaining a humid environment, even while surrounding exterior temperatures reach Manitoba winter lows. The project exhibits complexity far above the normal requirements in Manitoba, particularly in areas such as durability, life-cycle and sustainability. Specific attention was required in terms of envelope integrity, air leakage, and in this case, susceptibility to microbial growth.