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October 24, 2002 All systems go as Concordia signs for integrated complex



Left to right: Peter Bolla, Executive Director, Facilities Management, Rector Frederick Lowy, Pierre Pomerleau, President, Hervé Pomerleau Inc., and Vice-Rector Services Michael Di Grappa.

Photo by Andrew Dobrowolskyj

The signatories were all smiles, as a contract was signed this week for more than $100 million dollars to handle the construction of the Integrated Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex.

The exact value of the contract is $105,011,962. It covers construction after the basic structure is completed, and finishing the exterior and interior of these buildings, except for final touches to the interior of the Visual Arts and Recreation Centre, which will follow.

If you’ve walked past the corner of Guy and Ste. Catherine Sts. recently, you’ll know that the giant hole in the ground is full of construction equipment, complex installations and busy workers. Peter Bolla reports that the work suffered a one-month delay due to cold weather this winter, and steps are being to make up for lost time.

The tentative completion dates are still the same, he said. “Partial occupation for Engineering (floors 2 to 7) will be December 2004. The balance will move in over the winter 2005. Visual Arts was planned for July, 2005 and is tracking well. Passersby will soon see the structure start to come out of the hole in May.”

Out on the Loyola Campus, the Science Complex is on schedule for moves into the building over the summer and a big opening in the fall.