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The Planning, Engineering and Construction Physical Resources department of the University of Guelph commissioned SBA et al. to undertake a ‘Condition Assessment Report’ of the Macdonald Institute, Macdonald Hall and FACS buildings. The terms of reference included:

• Analysis of Life Safety concerns relative to the Ontario Building Code and the Ontario Fire Code;
• Heritage Assessment and Heritage Intervention Guidelines;
• Identification of budget costs associated with repair, restoration or replacement of elements assuming all work to be done at one time under one contract;
• Identification of means of improving energy efficiency;
• Barrier free compliance/access to all floor levels;
• The application of accepted heritage conservation principles and practices throughout; and
• Exclusion of any costs related to renovations to suit future change of use.