Novus was retained by PCL Constructors Canada to provide acoustical design and regulatory permitting services for the new student commons building at Algonquin College. The new building includes a 700-seat auditorium, new spaces for student services such as Counselling Services, the Centre for Students with Disabilities, the Mamidosewin Aboriginal Student Centre, faculty and student offices and a large atrium/lounge space.
Novus’ contribution to the design included consultation related to:
- Partition design for speech privacy
- Control of noise from building services
- Auditorium acoustics
- Regulatory permitting related to noise and air quality