UBC Campus Energy Centre Expansion


Located at the heart of campus, on the traditional, ancestral and unceded grounds of the Musqueam people, lies the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Campus Energy Center (CEC). This state of the are hot water boiler facility is the primary energy source for their hot water district energy system and is capable of meeting all UBC’s heating requirements while reducing their annual carbon footprint by 22% from 2007 baselines.

In an effort to accommodate growing heating demands, Enginuity Consulting Ltd. Was brought in to assist with several expansion efforts. One of the more critical projects includes upgrades to the fuel oil reservoir tanks. The Campus Energy Center is now capable of power the entire campus for up to 3 days in the case of an emergency such a major earthquake. Enginuity was proud to be able to provide Structural and Geotechnical Design for the tanks deep soil anchors and foundation. As well, we were able to provide simple and efficient solutions to round out the installation, including process piping design, electrical connection, and specification of critical equipment such as pumps and sensors. During the construction phase of the project Enginuity provided support such as surveying anchor locations, assessing lift plans and quality control reviews.


  • Geotechnical Soil study
  • Thermal System & Pressure Vessel Design to ASME code
  • Power Piping Design, Specifications, & CRN registration
  • Foundation & soil anchor design
  • Distribution piping design
  • Equipment specifications
  • Electrical Distribution design
  • Construction Drawing and Work Packages (CWP)
  • Managing a competitive tender process for execution
  • Contract Administration, Construction Support and Quality Control
  • Surveying




Project Category:

Expansions & Upgrades