Rain wreaking havoc on TRU project
Christopher Seguin — and probably a lot of other people at Thompson Rivers University — want the rain to go away.
It has wreaked havoc with renovations to the Old Main Building on campus, the most recent being what contractors are deeming significant damage to offices and classrooms in the building, where the new School of Law will be relocated once two more floors are added.
“The rain needs to stop,” said Seguin, TRU’s vice-president of advancement.
The most recent damage came due to ongoing downpours adding stress to an existing membrane on the roof that won’t stop the water.
“However, this is an insured incident,” Seguin said, noting the wet weather has not affected the construction timetable.
The offices have been vacated and there are few students at the institution through the summer, which Seguin said has minimized disruptions.
The work being done now is part of a $20-million renovation project.
It involves external construction,
Funding is still being confirmed for the interior work where the law school will be the main occupant, with some space set aside for utilities.
The renovation includes 40,000 square feet of learning space for the law faculty.
The design draws its inspiration from a painting of Mount Paul by A.Y. Jackson.