November 16, 2021

Project Blog – Durham College CFCE

The Centre for Collaborative Education at Durham College was recently featured in SabMag’s Ontario Fall 2021 edition, titled “LEED Gold project designed as a catalyst for future development”.

The CFCE is a legacy project replacing the college’s original Simcoe Building.  Officially opening its doors September 2018, the 4 storey multi-use facility features numerous collaborative learning and social spaces, state of the art labs, classrooms, entrepreneurial and maker spaces and the First Peoples Indigenous Centre.  The CFCE utilizes rooftop solar panels and green roofing on the lower levels, along with glazed windows to bring light into the building, to help achieve sustainability.  Targeting LEED® Silver certification, the building has exceeded the goal and achieved Gold Certification, and also won City of Oshawa Urban Design Award for 2018. 

CFMS’ Jurij Dziuba was the Cx project manager for this project, and has this to say about the project:

The Durham College CFCE building was a very functional facility in living up to its name as a Centre for Collaborative Education. You can see in the various spaces that students can get together and collaborate on ideas and studies with lots of space for group study both inside the classroom and in common areas.

Commissioning for the facility was important to ensure the mechanical and lighting control systems were operating as intended. We helped identify areas of the facility that were not maintaining space temperatures and rectify the issues before the facility was put into full use. Along with the construction team we able to verify facility operations when the building was handed over to the college.

The link to the SabMag article is HERE to learn more about the project and see detailed diagrams of the unique space.

Learn more about our commissioning role by visiting the profile on our website HERE.

Why Commissioning