G Wing Updates
G Wing main floor and basement reopen at 5:30 a.m. April 12
Updated Apr. 11, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
The main floor and basement of G Wing will reopen April 12 at 5:30 a.m. after the final tests show air quality is well within acceptable occupational exposure limits following the Feb. 10 fire in a second-floor lab in G Wing. Staff are setting up classrooms and labs in preparation for the return of students.
Cleaning and restoration work is now complete on the main floor and basement, but the second floor will remain closed throughout most of the summer. Air ducts from the second floor have been physically separated from the rest of the building to eliminate the potential for cross-contamination.
The safety of students and staff continues to be our top priority. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Fire alarm testing in G Wing
Updated Apr. 7, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Testing to the fire alarm system is now complete.
Fire alarm testing in G Wing
Updated Apr. 7, 2017, 12:00 p.m.
There will be testing of the fire alarm system in G Wing and adjacent wings from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. today. The testing consists of verbal messages being communicated on the speaker system to ensure that the speakers are working. Please disregard any messages you hear on the system during this time. A notification will be sent out when testing is complete.
G Wing will re-open in stages
Updated Mar. 28, 2017, 8:00 a.m.
G Wing will re-open on a phased schedule as a result of restoration efforts being more extensive than initially anticipated. The basement of G Wing is expected to open in mid-April while the main floor is expected to open in early May. We currently anticipate the second floor, including G208, will remain closed through most of the summer.
The phased schedule accommodates additional cleanup and testing being conducted on the floors and air ducts. Air ducts from the second floor have been physically separated from the remaining building to eliminate potential cross-contamination paths. This will help ensure that all areas of G Wing meet health and safety requirements before re-opening. We will update students and staff on the new opening dates once they are determined by the restoration team.
The safety of students and staff remains our top priority. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Shop AT NAIT and Tim Hortons reopen at 8:30 a.m. March 3
Updated Mar. 2, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
Shop AT NAIT and the Tim Hortons in X Wing will reopen March 3 at 8:30 a.m. after the final air quality tests came back negative.
Staff are eager to be back in business serving the NAIT community, and will give free pink T-shirts to the first 150 customers at the X Wing shop AT NAIT location in honour of the March 3 Pink Shirt Day. The first 75 customers at the X Wing Tim Hortons will receive a coupon for a free coffee on their next visit.
Students who require supplies or learning materials can visit shop AT NAIT starting at 8:30 a.m.
The health and safety of staff and students is our top priority. Shop AT NAIT and Tim Hortons were closed pending the results of additional air quality tests after 3 staff working in shop AT NAIT raised concerns on the Monday following the Feb. 10 fire in G Wing.
The final results were received March 2. All tests have shown the air quality is within acceptable ranges.
We understand the closure created challenges for staff and students and thank you for your patience and understanding.
shop at NAIT will remain closed pending the results of final air quality tests
Updated Mar. 1, 2017
The health and safety of staff and students is our top priority, and shop AT NAIT and Tim Hortons in X Wing will remain closed until we have all the results of air quality tests.
Results from initial tests following the Feb. 10 fire in G Wing show indoor air quality is within acceptable ranges. On the Monday following the fire, 3 staff working in shop AT NAIT raised concerns, so additional air quality tests were ordered.
The results we have received so far show the air quality is within acceptable ranges. But some of the tests take time and there have been procedural delays at the lab.
Shop AT NAIT and Print Solutions staff are working to accommodate students and staff who need books, supplies and ILMs. We ask for your patience and understanding as we work through this.
Shop AT NAIT will continue to use E124 as a temporary location. We will update this message to let you know what resources will be available there, and when.
shop at NAIT is opening a temporary location in E124
Updated Feb. 24, 2017, 4:15 p.m. – Starting at 8 a.m. on Feb. 27, shop AT NAIT will open a temporary location in E124 to provide apprentices with ILMs.
The closure of shop AT NAIT and the X Wing Tim Hortons has been extended into the week of Feb. 27.
Shop AT NAIT’s priority is to serve students and staff and we are doing our best to minimize disruptions.
Over the weekend, we will be working with Print Solutions to produce additional learning materials, which will be available at the temporary shop AT NAIT location in E124 starting at 8 a.m. Monday. Apprentices are asked to go to their classes before making their way to the temporary shop AT NAIT location.
We will continue to update students and staff and ask for your understanding as we do our best to manage through this challenge.
G Wing Update
Updated Feb. 23, 2017, 3:30 p.m. – Restoration and cleanup experts expect most of G Wing to reopen on April 11, with the exception of G208, which is expected to reopen at the end of May.
In the meantime, staff are working on plans to ensure students can complete their class and lab work in the program areas that are affected.
We’d like to remind the NAIT community: in the event of an emergency, call 911. If you make the call from a landline on any NAIT campus, Protective Services will automatically be alerted. In a situation that is non-urgent or non-life-threatening, contact Protective Services directly at 780.471.7477.
NAIT continues to review and make improvements to its emergency procedures and processes, and will share updates to our emergency plan in the coming months.
shop AT NAIT and the X Wing Tim Hortons closure extended
Updated Feb. 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – The closure of shop AT NAIT and the X Wing Tim Hortons has been extended through Reading Break.
Both were temporarily closed following the fire in G Wing on Feb. 10.
Shop at NAIT and eat AT NAIT are eager to get back to business and are doing their best to minimize disruptions to students and staff.
For eat AT NAIT locations and hours of operation during Reading Week, please visit the eat AT NAIT website website.
How to report damage to personal items
Updated Feb. 15, 9:28 a.m. – Staff and students who may come across personal items that were damaged as a result of the G Wing fire on Feb. 10 are asked to notify the Student Well-being and Community office in 0117 in the South Lobby so that we can make appropriate arrangements.
Update on shop AT NAIT and the X Wing Tim Hortons
Updated Feb. 15, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – The G Wing fire has affected our ability to serve our customers – Shop AT NAIT expects to re-open on Feb. 21 at 9:30 a.m. and the X Wing Tim Hortons expects to re-open on Feb. 21 at 8 a.m.
shop AT NAIT
It is our first priority to serve staff and students, and we are doing our best to minimize disruptions. For urgent needs, please contact shop AT NAIT by email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a direct message to shop AT NAIT through Facebook or Twitter.
Common Market Starbucks
To meet your needs over the next few days, eat AT NAIT is extending the hours at the Common Market Starbucks. The hours are as follows
- Wednesday and Thursday – 6:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Friday – 6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Updated – Feb. 14, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Students who have personal items that were left in lockers, can go to E213 today (Tuesday) until 5 p.m. Individuals will be available in E213 to assist with any concerns or questions regarding your personal effects, including books, materials and supplies.
After 5 p.m. today, any remaining items will be available for pick up from the Protective Services Office in D104. The office is open 24 hours.
Classrooms, staff spaces or labs: Staff and students who have personal items that were left in G Wing classrooms, staff spaces or labs, are asked to please contact Protective Services at 780.471.7477.
Please bring your staff or student identification with you.
Update Feb. 13 2017, 4 p.m.
UPDATE for staff and students who want to collect personal items left behind in G Wing classrooms, staff spaces or labs: Please note that Protective Services and on-site restoration experts will be available in E213 today (Monday) between 6:00 and 8:00p.m. to assist with reclaiming personal effects. Please bring your staff or student identification with you.
If you usually have classes in G wing, please check your schedule on the myNAIT portal Tuesday morning for new room assignments.
G Wing remains closed following a lab fire
Updated – Friday, Feb. 13, 2017 at 8:16 a.m. – On Friday, February 10 a fire was reported in the G Wing of NAIT's Main campus. A number of areas were evacuated safely. There were no injuries. NAIT staff have been working through the weekend to ensure disruption to students and staff is minimized.
The cause of the fire is not yet known and is currently being investigated. We are expecting that G wing will be closed for several weeks.
School leadership is meeting today to develop an action plan and to address academic concerns. More information pertaining to the scheduling of classes for the remainder of the week will be provided to staff and students by end of day (Monday).
We realize that staff and students may have belongings which were left in affected areas.
If you have personal items that were left in lockers, please proceed to E213 today (Monday) between 9:00 and 5:00. To accommodate the number of individuals expected to be retrieving there items, we would ask that the following schedule be observed:
Last Name Time
Individuals will be available in E213 to assist with any concerns or questions regarding your personal effects, including books, materials and supplies. Please bring your staff or student identification with you.
If you have personal items that were left in G Wing classrooms, staff spaces or labs, we will be advising how these can best be retrieved. Details to follow. If it is urgent that these items be retrieved, please contact Security at 7477.
Monday’s classes in G Wing will be relocated
Update – Feb. 10, 2017, 5 p.m - Scheduling is working with department heads to relocate classes scheduled in G Wing for Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Affected students and staff will be notified by email about the location of their classes. Students can also go to the student portal to view their class locations. G Wing remains closed following a fire in a second-floor lab shortly before 11 a.m. Friday.
Fire investigators are looking into the cause of the fire. We are awaiting an update from fire investigators on the extent of the damage in G Wing. Once we have that information, we will be able to determine when G Wing will re-open. We will post that information here as soon as we are able.
No known injuries have been reported at this time.
If you were evacuated from E, F, H and J Wings, you may return to retrieve your belongings during campus hours. Should you need access to a room in one of these wings or should an urgent need arise after hours, please contact Protective Services at 780.471.7477.
We recognize that some items may have been damaged in G Wing and are exploring the best way to address this. We will update here as soon as we have more details.