Centre for Applied Transportation Technologies
With help from two significant government grants totalling $31.8 million, Fanshawe College is proud to announce the new Centre for Applied Transportation Technologies (CATT) at 1764 Oxford Street East in London, Ontario.
CATT Grand Opening!
Fanshawe College celebrated the Grand Opening of our new
Employees, Alumni, Retirees - Thursday, May 12, 2011
Invited Guests and VIPs - Friday, May 13th, 2011
Community Open House - Saturday, May 14, 2011
- Knowledge Infrastructure Program
- Job-Ready Students
- Going Green
- Photo Galleries
- Government visits
- Original Vision
- The Groundbreaking
- More information about K.I.P.
Knowledge Infrastructure Program
Early in 2009, the College received $15.9 million each from the Government of Ontario and from the federal government's Knowledge Infrastructure Program (KIP), which was created to fund "shovel-ready" projects at colleges and universities.
On November 20, 2009, Fanshawe held a groundbreaking ceremony, and crews began work immediately, spending just over 14 months to complete the building. As of February 2011, construction was largely completed and Fanshawe was able to host guests from both the Provincial and Federal governments for tours of the facility.
When it is finished, Fanshawe's new Centre for Applied Transportation Technologies
will be one of the most advanced transportation training centres in the country.
The first classes in the new CATT will be held in April 2011.
The new CATT will accommodate 1,500 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and continuing education students who are seeking job-ready credentials in trades and technologies that support the transportation industry. It will also provide much needed additional classroom space to serve enrolment growth (previously accommodated in temporary leased space).
The finished building will have a gross area of approximately 148,000 square feet (13,800 sm) comprised of 16 classrooms, 13 labs and 7 shops as well as necessary support spaces. Also included is Office space for the newly-renamed School of Transportation Technology (formerly, School of Motive Power Technology), as well as a servery/cafeteria and several student lounges.
Students graduating from this Centre will have had the benefit of a state-of-the-art facility able to simulate real world scenarios. They will enter the job market with the sort of hands-on experience that employers are seeking.
In addition to state-of-the-art equipment and learning tools, the facility will feature a variety of exciting green innovations, including:
- Vegetated green roof system over shop areas
- Storm water reclamation for toilet flushing and site irrigation
- Solar hot water preheating
- Solar powered GPS tracking skylights for natural daylighting in the auto shop
- Natural daylighting
- Passive solar shading
- Enhanced thermal protection
- Occupancy and daylight sensors, VSD's, energy efficient lighting and enhanced building automation systems
- Many low/no VOC materials and finishes
- Other environmental/sustainability initiatives and materials
Visit our photo galleries (newest to oldest) to see the progress of construction at the site of Fanshawe's new Centre for Applied Transportation Technologies.
Visits from our Provincial and Federal governments, February 2011
From left to right:
- Dr. Howard Rundle, President, Fanshawe College and guests host Hon. Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure
- Mr. Khalil Ramal, MPP London-Fanshawe; Hon. Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure; Dr. Howard Rundle, President, Fanshawe College
- Mr. Doug Calder, CATT Project Coordinator; Dr. Howard Rundle, President, Fanshawe College; Mr. Ed Holder, MP London West; Mr. Jamie Mackay, VP External Affairs, Fanshawe College
- Mr. Ed Holder, MP London West and Dr. Howard Rundle, President, Fanshawe College examine John Deere agricultural equipment
- Dr. Howard Rundle, President, Fanshawe College; Mr. Ed Holder, MP London West
Original Vision for the CATT
Artist's rendering from 2009, showing plans for the look of the new CATT.
To see even more of the new CATT, please browse the following PDF documents:
To read the article about the Centre for Applied Transportation Technologies as published in "Fanshawe Builds" (Sep. 9, 2009),
Construction set to begin on Centre for Applied Transportation Technologies
On Friday, November 20, 2009, Fanshawe College held a groundbreaking ceremony for our new CATT. Among officials attending were Ed Holder, MP for London West; Khalil Ramal, MPP for London-Fanshawe; and Dr. Howard Rundle, President, Fanshawe College. The ceremony took place on site at 1764 Oxford Street.
Photos of the groundbreaking ceremony at 1764 Oxford.
(Click on the thumbnail to enlarge)
Fanshawe College President, Dr. Howard Rundle opened the celebration
Ed Holder, Member of Parliament, London West
Khalil Ramal, Member of Provincial Parliament, London-Fanshawe
Frank Highley, Chair, Board of Governors
Rod Cameron, Dean, Faculty of Technology
Dr. Howard Rundle invites photos after the ceremony
L to R: MP Ed Holder, President Dr. Howard Rundle, MPP Khalil Ramal, Technology Dean Rod Cameron, and Board Chair Frank Highley admiring an on-site vehicle
L to R: Technology Dean Rod Cameron, Board Chair Frank Highley, MPP Khalil Ramal, President Dr. Howard Rundle, and MP Ed Holder give the new CATT the thumbs up
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For a copy of the Media Advisory about the groundbreaking ceremony, click here:
For the Government of Canada website about the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, click here:
For the Government of Ontario media release about the K.I.P. (May 2009), click here: