Project details

Originally constructed in the 1960s, MacOdrum Library required considerable revitalization of the exterior building envelope, as well as comprehensive upgrades to the architectural interior finishes. In 2012, Carleton University announced major renovations to MacOdrum Library with the hopes to become a leader in modern university library design.

McDonald Brothers Construction was able to contribute to the project through installation of aluminum composite panels, integration of new mechanical & electrical systems, and a new energy efficient HVAC. Partial occupancy was obtained so students and staff could continue with their days with minimal interference. Each level had its washroom cores renovated, so MBC alternated active floors of renovation to allow occupants to always be able to access essential facilities. Work activities within this occupied library were undertaken by delineating work spaces while ensuring minimal disruptions to the staff and students. Specialized trades were used for the asbestos abatement.

This project was also the winner of the 2018 GCAO Awards for the Institutional entry with value up to $5 million budget category.