|CONSULTANT:||Stantec Consulting Ltd.|
|CONTRACT TYPE:||Public-Private Partnership|
|Project SIZE:||46,450 sq. m.|
|LEED CERTIFICATION LEVEL:||Gold|
Bird is the managing partner of the design-build joint venture with Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co. and a minority equity partner in the concession for GO Transit’s East Rail Maintenance Facility. Targeting LEED Gold certification, the new facility will provide maintenance, repair and additional storage for the local rail transit system’s (GO Transit) planned service expansion. The scope of work includes 46,450 m2 of new construction consisting of progressive maintenance bays, coach maintenance shops, locomotive maintenance shops, paint booth, wheel shop, wash bays, fuel storage, a track maintenance building and over 16-kilometres of track.
Specialized vehicle servicing equipment includes drop tables, wheel profile and measuring, automatic wheel brake system and a wheel truing machine. All systems need to be closely coordinated with an extensive amount of under slab drainage pipe and process fluid systems along with other mechanical and electrical installations. There will also be wayside power systems to provide plug-in power for the trains after the engines have been shut down.
As a critical facility for transit expansion in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, substantial completion is anticipated for the end of 2017. The team is executing a fast-track schedule that will include the main building’s steel construction being expedited in five sequences. At the peak of design and construction, there will be over 50 project management staff involved, as well as approximately 1,000 workers on-site.