Jet Engine Overhaul & Maintenance Facility - Montreal

Location: Montreal

Client: Rolls Royce Canada

Burns & McDonnell designed the new jet engine maintenance and overhaul facility at the Rolls Royce Canada plant in Montreal. The programming documents prepared by Burns & McDonnell included a preliminary basis of design, design recommendations, design drawings and associated budgetary construction cost estimates for a multi-level 60,000-square-foot structure adjacent to the existing engine processing shop. Burns & McDonnell provided value engineering, design and Title II services for the project. Coincident projects involved renovation and upgrades of a majority of the remaining 200,000-square-foot facility.

The new jet engine maintenance facility is divided into assembly and disassembly areas for the RB211 and TAY engines; chemical cleaning shop; plating shop; non-destructive testing area; industrial wastewater treatment plant; laboratories; and office space. Renovated areas of the existing facility included shipping/receiving, assembly shops, machine shops and office space.

Architectural and engineering design included numerous site, building and process systems such as groundwater relief; building foundations; building superstructure; parking; general site grading; truck docks; overhead material handling equipment (including specialized engine gantries); freight elevators; general building ventilation; specialized process ventilation for chemical cleaning tanks, plating tanks, machining equipment, paint booths and testing equipment; fire protection; industrial wastewater treatment; electronic equipment controls and monitoring; and supporting utilities, including natural gas, steam, potable water, process water, and electrical power and lighting.

Attainment of the project goals resulted in a revised flow of parts through the entire maintenance facility yielding a smoother, more efficient operation.