|UWO Biotron |
The University of Western Ontario
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This facility was approximately $22 million dollars total budget. The structure houses laboratories and testing facility experimenting on plants, animals and insects. There are provisions in the basement of this facility for soils testing either in a frozen and non-frozen state.
The design of this facility was a concrete structure to allow for maximum flexibility for use. A requirement that the labs be able to be 'washed down' was an important factor in selecting cast in place concrete as the construction material of choice.
A cantilevered connecting link was constructed on the second floor adjoining the new Biotron Facility to the existing Biology and Geology building.