46,600 SQ FT

261 Insulated Precast Panels

10 Days precast installation

5 Months Construction Time


Vermillion, Alberta
Design-Build Contractor

The ultra-modern Lakeland College Dairy Learning Centre in Vermilion, Alberta replaces the previous dairy facility built in the 1980s. Accommodating 280 cattle, it features state-of-the-art technology in robotic and conventional milking and feeding systems, giving students the most current training to be leaders in the dairy industry.

The components consisted of load-bearing structural insulated panels for the perimeter walls manufactured with a formliner to simulate wood grain and solid interior wall panels, all resting on a cast-in-place concrete slab and a wood-frame roof. The precast concrete panels vary between 5.5 to 10 inches thick. Completion of the building was done in 5 months.

The building consists of a conventional and robotic milking system, a robotic feeding system, a silage storage and a four-bay commodity shed and storage bins, a manure management system, calf pens, classrooms, showers, lockers and an office.

The 46,600 sq ft facility was completed in just 5 months.

“The fact that this is a 50 year building that can take the high humidity and corrosive environment was important.”