Trent University has enhanced experiential learning opportunities for students! The new Forensic Crime Scene Facility will be opening for use later this year for students. This state-of-the-art, 4,100 square foot facility will be used for hands-on learning by the forensics program.
The building itself is impressive by sustainability measures. The new facility is aiming to be the first zero-carbon certified building by the International Living Future Institute. Innovative solutions have been utilized throughout the building, such as carbon-storing building materials and solar panels to heat and cool the building.
In addition to the impressive sustainability features, the new building is setting academic standards as the first purpose-built facility of its kind. Within the space, students will be able to stage up to eight crime scenes at once in a large modular space, analyze evidence and exhibits in the on-site lab and interact with professional practitioners.
Cambium’s role in this exciting build was to conduct tests and inspections to verify this construction project is built to last. Construction materials were sampled and brought to our own CCIL certified laboratory for testing. Our services ensure safety and quality in construction projects, from the initial geotechnical investigation to on-site construction inspections and materials laboratory testing. Quality Control and Quality Assurance (QA/QC) on-site inspections are critical and ensure that systems and applications of materials during construction are safe, built to specification, and will last for generations to come.
Another service we provided was soil characterization. This is an important process to ensure excavated soil is suitable for reuse in other projects, rather than sending it to the landfill. This service is also cost-saving because the fee for disposing of soil at landfills can be significant. Without characterization and an evaluation by a qualified person, the soil may not be safely (or legally) reused in some circumstances.
We are proud to work on positive community projects like this and wish Trent Forensic Science students all the best in their studies.
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