• Plains Midstream Administration + Control Facility
  • Plains Midstream Administration + Control Facility
  • Plains Midstream Administration + Control Facility
  • Plains Midstream Administration + Control Facility

Plains Midstream Administration + Control Facility

Fort Saskatchewan AB

2016

Programme

  • A single storey ± 7000 ft² ‘blast resistant’ office/control facility to accommodate two shifts of 14 staff per shift in an industrial setting for a leading transportation and midstream provider of energy assets such as crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. This facility will be the main control center for the coordination of movement and loading of rail cars with products for shipment across North America. The facility is located adjacent to the companies’ storage and processing plant area and as such must be constructed in a ‘blast resistant’ manner. Included within the facility are individual offices, open office areas with computerized control panels and equipment, meeting rooms, staff lunch room and associated mechanical and electrical rooms. Associated site works includes parking areas, landscaped areas, service areas (transformers, septic tank area, fire water provision, etc.) and planning for a future doubling of the facility and parking areas.

Innovation

  • The facility must be blast resistant to a low/medium level and instead of a cast in place concrete structure typically used for these facilities, will be constructed using a relatively new to Canada wood product called cross laminated timber (CLT). This new panelized wood product comes in varying thicknesses and large panel sizes (up to 10 ft x 40 ft) and will be used for the exterior walls, roof deck and main floor deck. The wood product is sustainable, very quick to assemble, provides the necessary ‘blast resistance’, and as a bonus, also provides a warm inviting interior surface.The exterior finish of the building will be prefabricated insulated metal panels in company colors, providing a quick, economical solution to the building envelope.

 

Clients: Plains Midstream Canada
Area: 6,800 ft² (Phase 1)
Construction Budget: Confidential
Year of Completion: 2016