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MCW Maricor receives the ACEC Pinnacle Award for UNB Fredericton’s New Kinesiology Building

May 10, 2019

Publication: MCW News

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC) of NB recently recognized MCW Maricor with the “Pinnacle Award” in Engineering Excellence for the firm’s work on UNB Fredericton’s new Kinesiology Building.

Award Recipients

Key project members stand with the ACEC Pinnacle Award for the Kinesiology Building. These members include, from left to right: UNB Project Manager, Major Capital Projects – Craig Hickey; MCW Principal – Scott Shreenan; MCW Partner – Carman Travis; MCW Managing Partner –  Mike Gillis; UNB Associate Vice-President, Capital Planning & Property Development – Barb Nicholson

The award was received by MCW Maricor at the 22nd Annual Excellence Awards Dinner and Gala on May 1st, 2019 in Fredericton hosted by ACEC. The awards are a showcase of the engineering excellence and expertise happening across New Brunswick and are a testament to the knowledge, skill and innovation offered by local engineering firms.

MCW Maricor were the mechanical and electrical design engineers on the project. Design and construction was fast-tracked in order to qualify for the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF), a funding program created to accelerate infrastructure projects at universities and colleges across Canada that support research and innovation. The project’s saw SIF funding was announced on April 6, 2016 and substantial completion of the 60,000ft2 building was reached on April 30, 2018.

Energy efficiency was the main design requirement of this project. The project is targeting LEED Gold certification, which would make the Kinesiology Building the 9th to achieve this sustainable design standard in New Brunswick. It’s also one of the first 5 buildings in North America to receive WELL Silver Certification – a new certification program for buildings achieving high standards in occupant health and well-being.

Innovation in the building’s design that helped it achieve its high standard in energy performance include:

Graphic of UNB Kin Bldg Energy Innovation Features