Despite unseasonably cold temperatures, more than 90% of the structural steel on the Northern College Integrated Emergency Services Complex has now been erected. Construction crews continue to work on the roof decking and masonry block laying. Through the fall months, various aspects of site work including roadways, drainage, sewer, gas and water services were installed.

“During our last construction progress meeting our architects and contractor confirmed that we are two-weeks behind schedule, but both parties expressed confidence that this time will be made up within the next 6-weeks,” said college president Dr. Fred Gibbons.

“We have a very ambitious schedule to adhere to in order to ensure that classes commence next September. Priority is being given to the academic wing within the new building, while the City of Timmins Whitney Fire Department and the Cochrane District Social Services Board EMS wing will likely see completion in late September,” Gibbons added.

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