RBC SCC New Data Center

Stratford, ON
Owner:RBC
Trades:Electrical, Mechanical
Date:December 2011

Project Description and Scope:

This project involved the construction of a new 396,000 square foot computer centre in Stratford Ontario. This project utilized the BIM (Building Information Model) 3D modeling system for the entire project and required all disciplines to design the installation and ensure co‐ordination between all trades. Electrical system was designed to meet the requirements of seismic loads and post disaster. This project received LEED® Gold certification.

The ‘Underground’ Phase consisted of an elaborate concrete encased duct bank system for all main feeds between electrical, mechanical and UPS Substations, these systems were all 13.8KV. Extensive Heat Calculation Studies were performed in the design of these concrete encased duct banks.

The ‘Above Bolts’ Phase had a project duration of 12 months with well over 170,000 man hours. This phase consisted of the installation of Utility Switchgears, Generator Control Cabinets, UPS Substations, and Distribution Output Switchboards. There was a very extensive Commissioning phase that consisted of multiple crews working in co‐ordination with an Independent Testing Organization to ensure a safe and operational system.

The project had a fast tracked and intensive schedule model that used LEAN scheduling to maximize work flow and reduce lag time.

The State Group provides ongoing support at this location to this day under an MSA to our client.