LDS Temple - Langley BC    

Latter-Day Saints Temple - Langley BC


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints constructed their first LDS Temple in British Columbia in Langley BC. The building is considered a showcase and is utilized by 22,000 B.C. and northern Washington church members for marriages, baptisms and religious instruction and special care was taken to ensure the building acoustics were excellent. Extremely high standards were set for all aspects of design and construction and the project required three years to complete.

Described as a “regal building,” the $30 million, 28,000-square-foot temple structure has a distinctive illuminated 37-metre-tall Rheinzink-cladded spire topped with a gold-plated angel. Quality for the building was the prime consideration and meticulous planning throughout the design and construction phases was required. Longevity and high seismic standards were other important considerations in the planning for this project as was the ability to withstand the unique climate conditions on the Lower Mainland.

The mechanical systems were designed to extremely high standards, to ensure that the HVAC systems did not compromise acoustics. To achieve the design objectives, the design and installation of the ductwork and associated acoustical treatment required special care. Special care was taken to achieve a building where there were no distractions from humming light fixtures, vibrating mechanical equipment or noticeable air noises. Special bathroom fixtures were required to achieve the desired conditions in the building.

Western Mechanical Services worked with the other professionals and trades to achieve the stringent quality control demanded by performing the commissioning services required to verify the performance of the building systems as well as the air and water balancing.