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Canadian North American Air Defence Regional/Sector Area Operations Centre

The Air Operations Centre is the only Canadian surveillance node in the North American Air Defence System. The project included many unique and complex features related to the stringent security requirements. The building includes hundreds of kilometres of electrical and communications cable, multiple back-up generators, classified surveillance systems, USAF secure facilities, a cryptology centre and battle stations. The centre is designed to support air force personnel and equipment assigned to provide surveillance, identification, control and warning for the defence of North American airspace.

Client
defence construction Canada

Consultant
smith carter architects

Contract Type
DESIGN-BUILD

Project Value
$22,450,000

Project Size
9,290 sq. m.
(100,000 sq. ft.)

Duration
18 Months

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