Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE)

Building something amazing

Durham College is embarking on the most ambitious and transformative initiative in its history – the new Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE). A legacy project tied to the college’s 50th anniversary in 2017, the CFCE will replace the college’s aging Simcoe building, which was originally built as a temporary structure and opened in 1969.

The new multi-level, 75,000-square-foot-facility will serve as an educational access point for students while bringing together local, Indigenous and global community groups and members of key business sectors. The CFCE will be located to the east of the current building, where it will connect directly to the Student Services building, and is being designed to reflect and address the needs of both students and the community, including the desire for more collaborative learning and social spaces.

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Milestones

MAY
2016

Building concepts finalized

DEC
2016

Site preparation/excavation

DEC
2016

Excavation of elevator shaft and foundation

JAN
2017

Footing installation (concrete/rebar work)

JAN
2017

Foundation wall installation

APRIL
2017

Progressive completion of the two end cores

MAY
2017

Installation of the structural steel floors one through four

JUNE
2017

Installation of metal decks (floor structure) on each level

SEPT
2017

Building being enclosed (On-going)

CFCE windows being installed
CFCE Windows being installed
CFCE Windows being installed (close-up)
CFCE Windows long shot

SEPT
2017

Installation of Internal Walls and Structures

Internal walls/structural beams
Internal walls with structural beams
Main floor and window structure
A group of people touring the interior structure

JAN
2018

Installation of HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Drywall and other interior fixtures

Interior of CFCE construction
wall with no dry wall cfce construction
interior dry wall cfce
Drywall at cfce construction

JUNE 2018

Simcoe building tenants relocated

SUMMER
2018

Simcoe building structure demolition

Simcoe Building demolition view from CFCE
Simcoe Building demolition view from CFCE
Simcoe Building demolition view from CFCE
Simcoe Building demolition view from CFCE

SUMMER
2018

Interior finishes installed

Global Classroom interior shot

SUMMER
2018

Furnishings and outfittings installed

SUMMER 2018

Signage installed

SEPT
5

CFCE open to students

OCT
2

Official grand opening