Removing Living Wall in AWESB

This notice is from the archives of The Notice Board. Information contained in this notice was accurate at the time of publication but may no longer be so.

What is happening?

  • The living wall in the Alberta Water & Environmental Science Building (AWESB) will be shut down, and all components will be removed. Rusted metal will be cleaned and recoated followed by plywood and drywall being installed to finish the wall.
  • Contractors will be setting up scaffolding around the main staircase from floor 1-3. The area will be placed in containment and the main staircase will not be accessible by the general public during the construction time starting from mid May to the end of June.

When is it happening?

  • Contractor work will tentatively begin May 16, 2019 and is scheduled to be completed by June 28, 2019.

Where is it happening?

  • Alberta Water and Environmental Science Building Main Lobby staircase (Living Wall Area). Floor 1-3

Who will it affect and how will it impact them?

  • This affects staff, students and faculty in the AWESB. The main staircase will be closed to the public.
  • Staff, students and faculty who need access to other floors can use the elevator or the stairwells on the west or east end of the building.

Why is it happening?

  • It has been decided that the living wall in the Alberta Water & Environmental Science Building is to be removed due to several challenges and concerns with the cost and effectiveness of its operation.

What is the outcome/benefit?

  • The living wall area will be removed and cleaned to prevent growing mold from dying plants and excess moisture from contaminating any sensitive experiments in AWESB.


Nick Gabbin | | (403) 835-1692