Construction development for the Ernst and Young Centre began in November 2010 and was ready for use by the target date of January 1, 2012. This centre is a one storey 20,438m2 building comprising of four exhibition halls (totaling 13,935m2), meeting rooms and banquet facilities including a fully equipped kitchen. Each exhibition hall is able to operate as a self-contained unit with its own show office, snack bar, washroom facilities and access to four meeting rooms. Halls 2 and 3 each have an over-sized, drive-in door for direct freight delivery to the show room floor. Power is distributed through the floor so exhibition booths do not have cables hanging down from the ceiling. The building is column free, which presented both a design and a construction challenge. The lack of columns provides any exhibitor’s space as free space. The facility design met the requirements of LEED Silver certification.
Architect: David S. McRobie Architects Inc.
Interior Designer: David S. McRobie Architects Inc.
Structural Engineer: Adjeleian Allen Rubeli Ltd.
Mechanical Engineer: R. J. McKee Engineering Ltd.
Electrical Engineer: R. J. McKee Engineering Ltd.
Civil Engineer: David Schaeffer Engineering Ltd.