Canadian Forces Base Trenton Expansion

Rank 2021


Industry Sector: Buildings

Project Type: Military

Project Value: $860 million

Funding Source: Public

Federal Funding: $860 million

Province: Ontario

City / Region: Trenton

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2022

Established in 1929, CFB Trenton has traditionally been an air base, home to the 8 Wing unit, and it is one of Canada’s primary launching sites for military missions abroad.

The base is now undergoing a major expansion that will add the Land Advanced Warfare Centre (a multi-functional training and administrative campus), as well as new hangers and runways to accommodate additional aircraft, and a new fire hall. It will also see the relocation of the elite Joint Task Force 2 to the base, and the addition of a hazardous material transfer facility, among other construction and reconstruction components. Substantial upgrades to the natural gas service and an expansion of the electrical service are underway. The project involves acquiring an additional 401 hectares of land—a move that has been controversial as it involves expropriating neighbouring farms, some more than 200 years old.

The 10-year expansion program has already begun construction, with several components already complete. In 2016, Hangar 2 obtained LEED Gold certification. The project continues and is expected to be finalized by 2022.

At CFB Trenton, substantial upgrades to the natural gas service, expansion of the electrical service, and construction of the Land Advanced Warfare Centre, hazardous materials transfer facility and fire hall is all complete. Work on new hangars and runways is ongoing.

Project Owner: Department of National Defence

Engineer: Design Engineer: Wood Group; SNC-Lavalin; Jain & Associates; J.L. Richards & Associates; Peak; Stantec

Contractor: Bird Construction; SNC-Lavalin; Bondfield Construction; Buddy Haegele Enterprises; Budget Environmental Disposal; Dufferin Construction; Graham (general contractor for maintenance hangar); Fitzgibbon Construction; Gordon Barr Limited; Jasper Construction Corporation; Kiley Paving; M.J. Dixon Construction; Miller Group; Mirtren Construction; Strong Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning; Varcon Construction

Environmental Services: Englobe

Other Key Players: Engineering Harmonics (AV consultant); Hanscomb (owner and design architect/engineer’s cost consultant); DECAST

Architect Names: Architecture 49 (previously Smith Carter Architects); Colbourne & Kembel Architects Inc.; Jacobs Carter Burgess; Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd.; Robertson Martin Architects Inc.

Supplier Other: Allen Mechanical; Alliance Forming; Amstel Manufacturing; AZ3; Black & McDonald; Canam Group (steel joists); CBM; Coco Paving; Coreslab Structures; Cremers Brothers Electric; Deep Foundation Contractors; Diamond Electric Contractors; Domson Engineering & Inspection; Dufferin Concrete; Eastern Ontario Terazzo and Tile Co.; Flynn Canada; Gilbert Steel Ltd.; JVH Masonry; Lafarge; LRL Associates Engineers; Presland Iron & Steel; Quinte Mobile Concrete; Select Door 7 Frame; Tri-con Concrete Finishing; Unistrut Canada; Vipond Fire Protection

2020 Rank: 59

2019 Rank: 61

2018 Rank: 59

2017 Rank: 55

2016 Rank: 55

2015 Rank: 56

2014 Rank: 50


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