Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Integral participated in one of Canada’s largest-ever integrated project delivery (IPD) projects for three new ‘conventional’ buildings at the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL). Conventional means that these buildings will not contain nuclear apparatus or testing.

The CNL Vision 2026 is a systematic approach to the revitalization of the Chalk River Laboratories (CRL) campus. Following a master planning exercise undertaken by HDR Architecture Associates and CNL in 2016, several construction initiatives were identified as the foundation for the future transition of the campus.

Additionally, the new buildings within the Vision 2026 plan must:

  • Support the ongoing efforts on the CRL site to demonstrate reductions in operational carbon emissions
  • Incorporate environmental sustainability within the design and operation of the facility
  • Embody a human health and wellness strategy that focuses on CNL’s greatest asset – its employees
  • Deliver building projects on schedule and on budget

The three buildings included: a business hub, a support facility, and a logistics warehouse. Design features include almost 100% wood timber construction, high-performance envelope, and carbon emission reductions through operations and embodied carbon, which is aligned with federal carbon emission reduction targets.

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