Construction Start: Modification of classroom locks in McConnell Engineering, Trottier and Wong buildings

Published: 12 April 2024

Please be advised that McGill University has mandated Les Entreprises NR Brosseau to carry out the following project: 18-010 Downtown Campus – Modification of classroom locks in McConnell Engineering, Trottier and Wong buildings.

The project consists of the modification of classroom locks, including door hardware, to permit locking the doors from inside the classroom, either electronically or mechanically. More information on lockdown buttons.

Construction start date: April 15th, 2024

Planned construction end date: August 27th, 2024

Work schedule: Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Project Manager: André Labelle - andre.labelle [at]

Assistant Project Manager: Marcela Fernández Pedrozo - marcela.fernandezpedrozo [at]

Contact for building users: Leela Baldeo - leela.baldeo [at]

Scope of work:

The work includes the installation of card readers, electrified door hardware, lockdown buttons and new electrical and data distribution for the following rooms:

  1. McConnell Engineering: classrooms 13, 204, and 304. Also includes work over the ceiling of classroom 011.
  2. Trottier: 0100, 1100, 1090, 1080.
  3. Wong: 1020. Also includes work over the ceiling of lab 0110.

Impact & mitigation:

  1. The classrooms will not be accessible during the work (no work will take place at the Wong and Trottier buildings during the Congress of the humanities and social sciences 2024).
  2. Demolition noise is expected, although this work will be done before regular building hours. Otherwise, minor drilling noise is expected.
  3. Work over the suspended ceiling through the corridors is expected for the electrical and data distribution. This work will be performed using temporary enclosures.

Asbestos-related work (McConnell Building only): The passing of electrical and data cables in ceilings of public corridors, from classrooms to electrical and IT rooms, will be executed under confinement conditions to avoid dispersion of dust.

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