Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence

Opened in September 2011, the LEED® Platinum accredited Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence brings the next generation of carpenters, plumbers, civil engineering technologists, interior designers, and many other trades and professions under a single, green roof in this one-of-a-kind living laboratory. See all of ACCE’s innovative building features for yourself.

Watch these video clips to find out what our students and staff are saying about their new learning environment.

Learn more about the ACCE building’s philosophy and how it came to be built in this video clip and on this website.

Read this article about Mike Holmes’ visit to the Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence.

Watch this video featuring Mike Holmes’ speaking about the value of Skills Canada.  This video also features Cody Malloch, one of our Carpentry Apprenticeship students that will be competing in the WorldSkills Competition in 2013.

Click on this link to read a fairly extensive article featuring the Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence published in July 2013’s edition of  Ecolibrium – published by the Austrailian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating.

Interested in visiting the Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence?

Download the ACCE Self-Guided Tour and tour through the building at your own pace and on your own schedule.  Interested in finding out more about the College by attending one of our general campus tours?  If so, please visit this page to book a formal tour.

Did you know?

  • Algonquin College has been training students in skilled trades for over 45 years.
  • Out of  approximately 20,000 students at Algonquin College, 1,900 are enrolled in skilled trades programs.
  • By 2020, 50% of Canada’s current skilled workforce will retire, creating severe shortages in every trade.
  • In the next two decades, 40% of new jobs will be in the skilled trades and technologies (2005 Ontario Chamber of Commerce report).