Brandon Development Centre Building Expansion, Brandon MB
Design of a new 950 sq metre expansion to accommodate a regional research facility and laboratory’s barley breeding research program.
Client + Location:
Public Works Government Services Canada-Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Brandon Research Centre, Brandon MB.
*Increased due to Owner Change in Requirements during Construction
August 2015 – May 2016
July 2016 – July 2017
Scope of Work:
The scope called for a purpose-built structure to address overcrowding, lack of storage and other inefficiencies as well as to bring the Centre back up to par with facilities elsewhere in the country.
Specific electrical upgrades included:
RS2.1 Pre-Design Services:
RS2.1.1 Feasibility Studies / Options Analysis
RS2.1.2 Project Approach
RS2.1.3 Implementation Strategy and Schedule
RS2.1.4 Site Condition Reports and Performance Audits
RS2.1.5 Infrastructure Evaluation & Recommendations Reports
RS2.1.6 Engineering/Geotechnical or Other Investigations
RS2.1.7 Environmental Protection Requirements
RS2.1.8 Order of Magnitude Class ‘D’ (indicative) Cost Reports
RS2.1.9 Hydrology and Drainage Structure Sizing Design
RS2.1.10 Regulatory Issues
RS2.0 Concept Design
RS3.0 Design Development
RS4.0 Construction Documents
RS5.0 Tender Call, Bid Evaluation & Construction Contract Award
RS6.0 Construction & Contract Administration & Post-Construction Warranty Review
HDK Consulting was retained as the Prime Consultant for the new seed processing facility for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC), HDK Consulting lead a team of Architects, Structural Engineering, Cost Consultants, Civil Engineers and our in-house team of Mechanical, Electrical Communications and Security Engineering resources The Project involved the design of new crop services building of approximately 950 m2 to accommodate the barley breeding program at the Brandon Research Centre (BRC). The existing Cereals Building is in excess of 50 years old and while there have been significant upgrades – including heating and insulation – the expected life of the existing facility without a significant investment is uncertain. A new purpose–built structure was needed to improve efficiencies by ensuring that seed cleaning, storage and offices are in one location. The existing structure has insufficient short–term storage space causing great deal of wasted time moving samples around. In addition, the cleaning area was crowded, and the dust management system required extensive upgrading to meet current capacity. The new facility brings the two barley programs up to the same standard as the recently completed facility for the breeding programs moved from Winnipeg.
Objectives & Constraints
Successfully leading and managing a multi-disciplinary consultant team effort to deliver a purpose-built structure that addresses the client’s overcrowding and inefficient operation.
A tight client budget and tight design and construction schedule, inflexible environmental requirements throughout all stages and strict availability requirements.