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campus redevelopment

Trades & Technology Complex

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

Combining state-of-the-art workshops, simulation lab space, maker space, and a reconfigured works yard, the new complex will empower students and faculty to collaborate across disciplines and push the boundaries of knowledge — in concert with industry.

A sustainable catalyst for campus renewal

The Trades & 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 & 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 & Technology complex


Categories of advanced technology simulation labs


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