Project led by Barry Charnish while employed at a previous firm
Bank of Montreal
Structural Engineering Consultant
Among the first Tier IV-certified data centres in North America, the Bank of Montreal’s Computer Centre (BCC) was delivered to the client through an aggressive, fast-tracked 21-month schedule.
Located in Barrie, Ontario, the facility is one of the bank’s customer disaster recovery centres and includes a 60,000 ft2 raised floor and associated mechanical and electrical support spaces, and is designed to accommodate an additional raised floor of 60,000 ft2. The facility includes a large, three-storey, 70-m long atrium for staff and a three-storey office building with a call centre. This facility contains both office space and a data centre designed to handle high energy loads and is served by a large utilities building. This was the first Canadian project to receive the Uptime Institute Tier IV certification for redundancy and reliability factors.
Challenge: An aggressive commission mandated by the client to deliver the project through a fast-tracked schedule.
Solution: Extensive collaboration early in the project with the client, design and construction teams greatly contributed to the project being delivered on an aggressive timeline.