UBC Life Sciences Centre Dry Heat Sterilizer Installation


ACAi Role
Architect and Prime Consultant

Centre for Disease Modelling
UBC Life Sciences Centre

UBC Project Services

500 sf


Design Team
Art Cader Architect Inc.
RJC Engineering - Structural
MCW Engineering - Mechanical/Electrical

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The interior alterations at the UBC Centre for Disease Modelling in the Life Sciences Centre for a new Dry Heat Sterilizer were completed in the fall of 2010. The project had 2 main components and involved  modifications at 2 locations within the barrier lab facility, firstly to relocate an existing steam autoclave to another floor and secondly to suit a new larger scale Gruenberg Dry Heat Sterilizer in the original autoclave location. A key role in this type of research oriented project is equipment coordination and in this case, dialogue with the Dry Heat Sterilizer vendor PharmaMedSci based in Calgary was critical to achieving the schedule and meeting the requirements of the equipment prior to the delivery and commencement of the installation by the manufacturer's install team. To accommodate the new sterilizer, architectural modifications and mechanical/electrical infrastructure rough-in were coordinated and implemented in time for the start of the equipment installation. The new dry heat sterilizer installation has increased the processing and handling capacity of the sterilizing demand for the barrier-laboratory facility.


The firm Art Cader Architect Incorporated is focused on providing simple, elegant and innovative design solutions for a wide variety of clients and project types.

Project experience includes institutional work in the university campus research and teaching environment, science and medical based laboratory alterations, healthcare feasibility studies, and single family housing.

As an overall philosophy, the merging of art and science through opportunities in architecture is a long term goal for the firm.

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