East rail

maintenance facility

Product Used

Location

Whitby, Ontario

Designer / Contractor

Stantec / Bird & Kiewit Joint Venture

“Champion, develop and implement an integrated transportation system for our region that enhances prosperity, sustainability and quality of life”

Metrolinx is a regional transportation agency and their mission statement is to ?Champion, develop and implement an integrated transportation system for our region that enhances prosperity, sustainability and quality of life?. With their vision in mind, the East Rail Maintenance Facility (ERMF)
underwent a physical expansion and modification to enhance their overall service.


The scope of work included 46,350m2 of new construction. Bird was the managing partner of the design-build joint venture with Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co. Together they were able to successfully obtain the LEED Gold Certification for ERMF. This certification, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design promotes the fact that with the inclusion of our highly insulated translucent daylighting panels. The expansion was design and constructed using strategies intended to achieve high performance in key areas of human and environmental health.

The Kalwall® skylights and wall systems are now a key feature for the East Rail Maintenance Facility. They were created with the purpose of transforming natural sunlight into museum quality daylight that is essentially glare free. Kalwall® translucent panels are the most highly insulated light transmitting fenestration systems on the market currently.


In addition to that, Kalwall® systems provide buildings with high performing security properties. These systems can strongly resist vandalism and environmental and chemical exposures while still providing energy efficient museum quality daylight?.

Our Project Manager, David George and Site Manager, James Barratt said “It was a pleasure working with a great group of talented contractors in the successful execution of the East Rail Maintenance Facility project. 

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