Substation Building, Port Of Halifax, NS


Project Description

This new 46’ long by 38’ wide substation building was required by the Port of Halifax to be designed and constructed at the earliest opportunity when HEC became involved with the project in late 2012. The client had an existing design which was unsuitable for implementation due to the presence of extensive and complex site services. HEC was commissioned to re-design the substation foundations, to comprise of irregular-shaped spread footings and frost walls which had to be designed to pass over electrical ducting banks whilst safely distributing the building’s structural loading to the ground.

At the outset of the project, HEC visited the site to assess the situation visually and take measurements. Initially, sketched options were submitted to the client, from which was selected the preferred design approach. Thereafter, detailed reinforced concrete drawings were produced and issued to the client within a very tight timeframe, which enabled the project to efficiently proceed to construction, thus saving the client considerably in terms of time and economical outlay.

Client: Port of Halifax

Value: $250,000

Year: 2012-2013

Role: Structural Design Engineers