SNC-Lavalin, EllisDon to jointly manage new Toronto courthouse facility

Friday, March 16, 2018

SNC-Lavalin’s Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Social Infrastructure group has partnered with EllisDon Facilities Inc. on the facility management for the new courthouse project located at 10 Armoury St. in Toronto.

The EllisDon Infrastructure team was chosen by Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of the Attorney General as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the new publicly owned and controlled courthouse. The courthouse will be designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standards, focused on energy efficiency, healthy indoor environments and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

“The new Toronto courthouse will be a modern facility that serves an important and critical function for the Ministry of the Attorney General, and for this reason, SNC-Lavalin is committing its best expertise to ensure operations run smoothly to exceed their needs, said Dale Clarke, SNC-Lavalin’s executive vice-president of operations and maintenance, in a press release. “Working together with EllisDon, we look forward to a collaborative relationship to plan, manage and operate the new facility and bring leading edge solutions and best practices to make the courthouse a model in operations and efficiency.”

The service provider team, consisting of SNC-Lavalin’s operations specialists, will develop close partnerships with Infrastructure Ontario, the Ministry of Attorney General and facility users to provide accessible, secure and modern justice services.

SNC-Lavalin’s operations team will work with EllisDon operations, design engineers and construction professionals during the commissioning process. This process allows the operations team to get a thorough look at the design intent and provide them with a unique understanding of any issues encountered during the systems start-up. The commissioning starts during the design development stage to identify potential issues prior to construction.

SNC-Lavalin and EllisDon Facilities Services will manage:

  • HVAC, lighting, plumbing, fire protection and mechanical and electrical plant system operations
  • Utilities management and energy reporting
  • Building assets management, lifecycle replacement, refurbishment and maintenance
  • 24-hour facility management helpdesk
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Pest control
  • Facility cleaning
  • Food services
  • Security, surveillance and alarm system, including access control
  • Operational start-up and commissioning support
  • Facility management operations for 30 years, beginning at the time of the courthouse’s completion in 2022.

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