1400 unique unitized panels, 400 interior window walls, 1500 automated vents
LEED: Net Zero
MacKimmie Tower at the University of Calgary is one of the few Net Zero buildings in Canada. Ferguson was contracted to help convert the old library into this modern, functional and beautiful office tower, with a fully-automated building envelope.
The building envelope has approximately 325 separate bays of window wall within the double wall facade system. All bays have their own sets of mechanized shading devices in the form of aluminum ventian style blinds.
As part of the project we provided supply and installation of the double wall interior and exterior curtain wall system, motorized vents, motorized venetian blind system and automated entrance doors and vestibules. This project included complex aluminum and glass engineered systems throughout the interior and exterior building envelope.
All materials used were designed and engineered based on the energy requirements of the building and sourced from around the world. Ferguson custom designed and engineered the triangular, segmented and sloped corners of this unique building envelope.
During the design process, we worked closely with our partners (including RGO Window Coverings) to create shop drawings and collaborative shop mockups to ensure a smooth workflow.
“Ferguson has been and will continue to be our trusted partners in developing complex and high performance envelopes and curtain wall projects. What separates them is a spirit of deep and meaningful collaboration. They and their industry partners have supported our design initiative and have pushed the envelope with us on highly intricate and innovative buildings.”
Design – 6 months
Fabrication – 4 months
Panel Assembly – 8 months
Installation – 10 months
“For the last 3 years, our design team has worked shoulder to shoulder with Ferguson Corporation as an industry partner to tackle the most ambitious post secondary project to date at the University of Calgary, the MacKimmie Complex. In my opinion, this team has the experience to manage a highly complex, and deeply sustainable and innovative projects. Their team along with industry partners work collaboratively throughout all phases of any aspirational project, leveraging and helping us navigating extreme complexity with poise and professionalism. The team at Ferguson is strong during the design and construction phases, managing the risks and providing innovative solutions.”
PMU was tested at CRL Miami in November of 2018. Report available upon request.
“I have had the opportunity to work with Ferguson on various project, however the Mackimmie Tower project on UofC Main Campus was largest and most complicated collaboration. The experiences with the Ferguson Glass have always been positive. The team always comes forward with positive attitude and a willingness to work together to achieve a common goal. The communication from the PM’s and office Managers to the General Superintendent, to the site Foreman and lead hands is always open. Everyone in the company seems to know what the other is doing, and there is always a united front. As for meeting our expectations and needs, Ferguson never disappoints. Material is always there when it needs to be. Should we have any constructibility concerns than Ferguson does not shy away, but rather comes forward with ideas and innovations to resolve the item at hand. When it comes to safety, There is no concern. Ferguson Documentation is always on hand, and every employee seems to value the need, requirement and importance of safety in our the industry.”
Julius von Bieberstein
Superintendent, Stuart Olson