Originally built in 1954 the Burke Science Building was 5 stories high and 150 000 SF making it the largest building on McMaster’s campus at this time. 


Client: McMaster University
Size: 150,000 SF
Value: $12.5 M
Services Provided: Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil
Architect: Perkins & Will


In 2004 the Mantecon Partner’s team began working on renovations to provide laboratories and classrooms to a range of faculties including business, social sciences, humanities, and arts and science.  Later, the new development began. This project involved the implementation of new windows, a building envelope and asbestos removal.  The engineers and design teams attentively worked to apply new electrical, HVAC, and plumbing upgrades. All of this had to be completed efficiently over 3 separate stages to allow continuous occupancy in the building.

Mantecon Partner’s engineering team designed this historical and architecturally significant building to meet LEED Silver certification.