Feb. 14 - Closure of auditorium 2/36 SAD extended at least until Feb. 21

Published: 15 February 2024

We have received some good news since we wrote to you last week about the closure of auditorium 2/36 at the Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building. The room had been closed due to a report of multiple missing ceiling tiles and the presence of dust and debris in the room.

The air sample taken in the room shortly after the closure returned a result under the regulatory threshold for asbestos concentration and McGill’s more stringent threshold. Additionally, debris of a ceiling tile found in the room tested negative for asbestos.

Scaffolding was installed earlier this week and samples of more materials were taken in the ceiling space. We expect to receive the results of these tests by the end of this week, after which we will be able to close the ceiling. Given the time needed to complete this work and remove the scaffolding, we must extend the closure of the auditorium until at least Wednesday, February 21 inclusively.

We will update you once we receive the test results of the samples taken in the ceiling space. If the materials in the ceiling space are found to contain asbestos, the work would need to be done under asbestos conditions and could take longer.

We apologize for any inconveniences this temporary closure is causing. If you have any questions, please contact the [at] (Building Director), who will connect with us.

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