2017

FIMS/Nursing Building earns design honours

November 16, 2017
Western’s bright and bustling FIMS & Nursing Building, home to the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing and the Faulty of Information and Media Studies, garnered top prize in the 2017 London Urban Design Awards. (Read More)


Vimy Oaks find new home on campus

November 9, 2017
With roots reaching back a century to the Battle of Vimy Ridge, three Vimy Oaks will now grow in the shadows of University College – all thanks to a customs issue. (Read More)


What you need to know for the upcoming heating season

October 9, 2017
As we move from the Summer into the Fall, there are four key messages FM would like to share around building temperatures and occupancy comfort: (Read More)


National forest week

September 22, 2017
This week, Facilities Management submitted five blog entries focussing on our beloved trees. Each entry for the week is listed here:


Green professionals push the building envelope

July 28, 2017
Green building on campus has become the standard at Western. With the guidelines developed by the Canadian Green Building Council's (CaGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification process, many of our new facilities and larger renovations meet strict benchmarks. (Read More)


Renos to reveal long-hidden beauty of University College

June 22, 2017
The $34-million overhaul of University College started from the inside out. And as of next month, with a lull in foot and vehicle traffic on campus, the exterior changes to the iconic Western building will start to take shape. (Read More)


Summer construction plan takes shape

April 27, 2017
Summer will soon be here, and that means construction season will kick off again, featuring three capital projects, a renovation, several medium-sized projects, as well as hundreds of maintenance, repairs and infrastructure upgrade projects already underway across campus. (Read More)


Cooling season is underway

April 24, 2017
Facilities Management (FM) has completed the process of generating air conditioning (starting chillers and filling cooling coils in the buildings). (Read More)


University College renovations well underway

March 1, 2017
Built in 1922, University College was one of the first buildings to grace Western’s campus and is currently home to the Faculty of Arts & Humanities’ more than 1,200 students. While there have been a few upgrades and additions to the building over the years, most notably in the 1960s, much of the interior has stayed exactly the same as it was when it was first constructed in the early 1920s – that is, until now. (Read More)


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