Major Plant Expansion

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Client: Rolls Royce Canada

Completion Date: 1996

Rolls-Royce Canada originally selected Burns & McDonnell in 1986 to complete a preliminary design report on a proposed new $20 million jet engine maintenance and overhaul facility at its plant in Montreal. The report included a preliminary basis of design, design recommendations, design drawings and associated budgetary construction cost estimates for a multi-level 150,000-square-foot structure adjacent to the existing engine processing shop. Based on this report, Burns & McDonnell provided value engineering, design and Title II services for the new 60,000-square-foot project. Coincident projects involved renovation and upgrades of a majority of the remaining 200,000-square-foot Rolls-Royce Canada facility.

The new jet engine maintenance facility is divided into several areas: assembly and disassembly shops, 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. Attainment of the project goals resulted in a revised flow of parts through the entire maintenance facility yielding a smoother, more efficient operation.

Burns & McDonnell's development of feasibility studies, programming cost estimates, design criteria and reports resulted in preparation of construction contract documents for each phase of the expansion.

Architectural and engineering design included numerous site, building and process systems:

  • 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
  • Supporting utilities, including natural gas, steam, potable water, process water, and electrical power and lighting