In 2016, The University of Guelph received $30 million from the federal and provincial governments for new spaces and lab upgrades to enhance research and innovation facilities. Of that $30 million, $13.75 million was set aside for the renewal and renovation of research spaces in the MacNaughton Building which was home to the department of chemistry, physics, mathematics and statistics. Mechanical upgrades included new plumbing, HVAC, controls, smoke hood installation, acid resistance piping used for the lab drainage and fusion welded piping used for DI water. The project had an aggressive and tight schedule. Buttcon established a fast tracked and accelerated schedule to ensure that the building was turned over to the University in time. Students and faculty now have access to collaboration spaces that promote the interdisciplinary nature of their research and training and ensure that they are educating high demand graduates in the respective industry sector.