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Transportation, Industrial | Ottawa, Ontario Seaway Corridor

Kingston Fleet Maintenance Garage

The Kingston Fleet Maintenance Garage services a fleet of 400 different vehicles in 12 large vehicle and 5 small vehicle repair bays. The repair area is column free to permit maximum coverage by the 10 tonne overhead crane in the large vehicle repair bays. Fluid management is coordinated with the building structure for ease of use at work bays and delivery and recovery at the receiving area.

The building is targeted to achieve a LEED silver certification and has been designed to be Net-Zero Carbon. The building incorporates many energy efficient measures such as daylight harvesting light sensors and radiant in floor heating. Computer modelling was used to optimize the thermal requirements of the walls and roof. The lower walls are an insulated double wythe masonry system to absorb the abuses of the work, the mid wall panels are highly insulated light weight metal panels all topped by a ring of translucent Kalwal panels to flood the repair bays with natural light.

The siting of the building is a result of the overall campus plan that will see the relocation of the salt dome and a future
equipment storage building. Large amounts of existing contaminated soil had to be retained on site. The building has been
designed with a structural floor slab on caissons to permit the storage of the contaminated soil under the building.