Academic: Post-Secondary

NAIT - Productivity and Innovation Centre (PIC)

Project Details

NAIT - Productivity and Innovation Centre (PIC)


Edmonton, AB, Canada


Northern Institute of Technology




Electrical Engineering Consulting Services & Specialty Lighting Design


LEED® Gold Certified

  • 2020 Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) - Illumination Award of Merit; Interior Lighting Design
  • 2019 MASI Design Awards - Silver Recipient - Institutional/Health Care
  • 2019 Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) - Awards of Excellence in Building Engineering - Institutional

The Productivity and Innovation Centre (PIC) at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a 17,650 square metre applied research centre and teaching facility that houses advanced manufacturing and testing laboratory spaces, acceleration spaces for small and medium-sized businesses, a 250-person multi-purpose lecture theater, classrooms, and collaboration spaces along with administrative, and industry partner offices.

NAIT is one of the largest polytechnic institutes in Canada, providing education in advanced technologies, business, skilled trades and allied health to more than 80,000 registrants annually in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, in Alberta as well as nationally and internationally. The sustainable technologies employed in the construction of the Centre provide an efficient highly adaptable building that will be utilized for many generations.

As the Electrical Engineering sub-consultant, SMP was involved in the design of the power distribution system, emergency power system, low tension systems (including the data, telephone, and emergency call systems, audio visual system, camera (CCTV) system, access control system, and clock system, the fire alarm system and photo voltaic schematic design. Additionally, SMP was also involved in designing the centre’s sustainability which included the controllability, energy, and commissioning. The intent of the design was to provide an energy efficient building with minimal operating costs, while keeping mindful of the available budget.

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