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MGAC on the Move: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Core Science Facility



The building process is complex and comes with common—and not-so-common—challenges. Learn more about what we do as Project Managers in our monthly video series, MGAC on the Move. Each month a different member of our team will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at one of their current projects. Now let’s get moving!

This month, Samuel Hakemi gives us a tour of the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Core Science Facility in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.



Hi, I’m Sam Hakemi, a Senior Project Manager with MGAC currently located here in St. John’s Newfoundland Labrador, Canada. Today, I’m going to show you the inside of an iceberg. Let’s get moving!

Iceberg’s, regular visitors to the island in Newfoundland, were the inspiration behind the design of the core science facility building. MGAC has been involved since the end of the design phase managing various aspects of the project from construction to move and relocation. The building employs the most recent technology and innovation in design and construction. We’re going to have a 83-foot long skeleton of a blue whale suspended in one of the atriums of this building. We also have roughly around 150 fume hoods and snorkels, an anechoic chamber, a number of ical environmental rooms, a few biosafety level two areas, and a cryogenic facility that produces liquid nitrogen and helium.

Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek of MUN’s science facility. Follow us to see MGAC’s next move!

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