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Red Deer Polytechnic Student Residence
Red Deer College (RDC) Student Residence is a five-storey, 62,000 sq. ft., 147-unit building that was completed using the Integrated Project Delivery method.
Sustainability was a key factor in the planning stages and is part of the RDC Alternative Energy Initiative.
To help meet RDC’s goal of minimizing their carbon footprint, the residence was designed to include 545 electricity-generating, vertically installed solar panels, predominantly on the sunny south-side of the building.
RJC's role as structural consultant included design of the structure, foundation system, and the hybrid superstructure, which consists of four levels of wood framing supported by a structural steel transfer level.
The wood structure incorporates a mix of light frame and mass timber components fully integrated over the height of the superstructure, and made full use of the IPD process.