Stratospheric Balloon Base CU2 Building
The CU2 building spans 4,200 square feet and was constructed as part of the Stratospheric Balloon Base expansion project at the Victor M. Power Airport in Timmins. Operating as a collaborative partnership between the Canadian Space Agency and le Centre National d’Études Spatiales, the Stratospheric Balloon Base serves as a launch site for stratospheric balloons, gathering data for scientific research, climate studies, atmospheric measurements, and more. The building stands at a height of 40 feet and includes a 4-tonne capacity overhead crane that is suspended from its roof structure. Additionally, the contract entailed constructing an addition to an existing building on site to accommodate a new elevator.