Evansburg RCMP Detachment

Project Details

Type: New Construction
Completion Date: February 2011
Gross Floor Area: 693sq.m. (4) cells
Construction Value: $3.2 Million

The Evansburg Detachment is a 693m2 building, located in a small community. The client was PWGSC and the project was designed to current PWGSC, Treasury Board and RCMP standards, by much of the same consultant team proposed for this project.

Description, Intent and Project Objectives

All project objectives of functional performance, design quality and character, building performance and project delivery were met. The building contains a 4 cell detention component, public support areas, administration and clerical offices, police function areas, building services and staff areas and multi-purpose/community room. The site includes parking, vehicle and pedestrian access and landscaping.

Decision making through the design process involved PWGSC, RCMP at K Division and detachment level, and the consultant team. These parties were continually involved through the construction period, to project completion. The design of the facility provides a healthy work environment for staff; incorporates advanced systems and technologies to support operating requirements and capacity for future change; meets RCMP Fit-Up Standards; meets RCMP Security Standards; and presents an attractive and welcoming image to the public. The building serves the Yellowhead County area and has an exterior façade of brick and metal cladding on the public faces with EIFS on the service sides.

Budget Estimate/Construction Cost

Pretender estimate was $2,672,000, with low bid at $2,841,709 awarded to Krawford Construction. Final construction cost was $3,204,688 which included extra costs related to the provision of a free standing storage garage at the request of the RCMP. Additional costs were incurred when the County refused to allow the previously approved water connection and a new main line extension was required in the roadway.

Completion Date/Schedule Variance

The project was designed in 2008 to meet the client’s initial schedule for the project. Construction started in October 2009 and was completed in February 2011. There were delays due to weather, discovery of debris during piling and the installation of the main water line. Construction issues were resolved collaboratively between the consultant, the client team, and the contractor.

Sustainable Design Strategies/LEED

The project was designed to RCMP Sustainable Design Strategy 2002 and sustainable design features incorporated into the design were: sun shading devices on windows to reduce solar load; light coloured roofing membrane to reduce solar load; energy efficient (tinted/low e/argon gas) glazing to reduce solar load; full membrane air/vapour barrier to ensure a tight building and minimize heat loss due to air leakage; low maintenance interior and exterior materials; natural day lighting for the majority of office and staff areas; occupancy sensors for lighting control; high efficiency T-5 lighting fixtures and light emitting diode (LED) emergency exit fixtures; low-flow shower heads; high efficiency furnaces; 100% free cooling capability on the HVAC system; lead free and low VOC (volatile organic compound) paints; formaldehyde free medium density fibreboard countertops and shelving.