Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE)

Building something amazing

Durham College celebrated the opening of the new Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE) in October 2018. A legacy project tied to the college’s 50th anniversary in 2017, the CFCE has replaced 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 prioritizes the student experience in all aspects of its design and function. Along with abundant collaborative learning and social spaces, it holds industry-grade, cutting-edge labs, entrepreneurial and maker spaces, and inclusive learning environments. DC launched the Building Something Amazing capital campaign in September 2017 to raise $5 million towards the CFCE’s total build cost of $40 million. With 95% of the goal achieved, you can still be part of this amazing college milestone. Click here for more information.

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Milestones

MAY
2016

Building concepts finalized

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DEC
2016

Site preparation/excavation

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DEC
2016

Excavation of elevator shaft and foundation

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JAN
2017

Footing installation (concrete/rebar work)

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JAN
2017

Foundation wall installation

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APRIL
2017

Progressive completion of the two end cores

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MAY
2017

Installation of the structural steel floors one through four

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JUNE
2017

Installation of metal decks (floor structure) on each level

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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
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Drywall at cfce construction

JUNE 2018

Simcoe building tenants relocated

SUMMER
2018

Simcoe building structure demolition – View time-lapse video

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

Furnishings and outfittings installed

Global Classroom interior shot
CFCE building interior
CFCE building study area
CFCE building study area

SUMMER
2018

Signage installed

The new CFCE building from outside
CFCE building along Simcoe street
The new CFCE building
CFCE building entrance along Commencement Drive