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Big Bang Theory

Steel City’s emergency services training site proves quick to respond.

Hamilton, Ontario

Three’s company

Site features a three storey Training Support Building housing complementary offices for Police, Fire, and EMS, among other centres.

Campus life

The campus design approach to the facility consists of four separate buildings including a fire station, an administrative building, an indoor training centre and a burn tower.

Dirty work

Training centre includes 25 m indoor firing range, defensive tactics training facilities, “dirty classrooms”, outdoor, multi-storey burn and smoke tower training prop, and a single-storey, state-of-the-art fire station.

Quick trigger

Due to federal infrastructure funding deadlines the schedule was reduced by 40%, resulting in unique design and delivery challenges. The result was an extremely collaborative engagement which saw the entire project cycle from start until occupancy completed in just 20 months.

Project facts

Size: 8,409 sq. m./ 90, 513 sq. ft.
Cost: $25 Million
Completed: 2011
Collaborators: MTE, G. O’Connor
Builder: Traugott