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Trades and Technology Complex

A showcase for the future of learning at BCIT, the Trades and Technology Complex will create a world-leading, adaptive learning environment for 21st-century trades education.

Anchored by the Concert Properties Centre for Trades and Technology building, the new complex will combine state-of-the-art workshops, simulation lab space, maker space, and a reconfigured works yard to empower students and faculty to collaborate across disciplines and push the boundaries of knowledge — in concert with industry.

Students in BCIT trades and technology programs will soon have access to these innovative training facilities at the Burnaby campus with an investment of $162.6 million in the Trades and Technology Complex, which was jointly announced by the Province of British Columbia and BCIT on February 17, 2022. Read the full news release.

A sustainable catalyst for campus renewal

The Trades and Technology Complex will catalyze the campus renewal plan and feature a new marquee centre at the Canada Way entrance to the Burnaby Campus. It will provide opportunities for daylighting Guichon Creek and create an adaptive, flexible learning environment through leading-edge, energy-efficient, sustainable design.

A real-world learning environment

The revitalized Trades and Technology Complex will build capacity for 700 new full-time student spots annually, alleviating waitlists and ensuring the trades employment needs of the province are not impeded. Leading-edge learning tools and revitalized spaces will foster integrated learning and simulate real-world environments.

Features for advancing education include:

  • 4 covered works yard
  • Simulation-Based learning areas
  • Cross-Disciplinary Sim labs for trades and technology collaboration
  • Power Engineering Sim Lab–Kongsberg system
  • Welding Simulation Lab
  • Industrial Network Sim Lab–industry partnership space
  • Media Centre Lab–for distance/ online/ narrowcasting education delivery
  • Maker space
  • Classrooms, student commons, demonstration, observation, auxiliary and atrium spaces
New annual full-time student spots to alleviate waitlists


Projected cost of the new Trades and Technology complex


Categories of advanced technology simulation labs


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