York University - Emergency Centre


The project involved the installation of new emergency generator system and a tenant fit-up.
An area of approximately 15,000sq.ft of emergency response area was provided with emergency power. The project involved engineering for a new 90kW emergency generator to power the emergency operations centre. The generator is natural gas fired and is installed in an outdoor enclosure.

A stand alone HVAC system was also installed for the emergency response area and connected to the emergency power system. An interior office renovation was also completed. The area measured approximately 10,000sq.ft spread over two floors.

Engineering Services for this project included:

• All normal and emergency power distribution
• Lighting systems design (347V)
• Life safety systems design
• Voice and data systems design
• Coordination with ESA and the TSSA
• HVAC design
• Natural gas systems design
• Coordination with Enbridge

Challenges overcome for this project included:

• Ensuring minimal disruption to the facility’s functions throughout the construction period
• Integrating the new and old systems to function harmoniously
• Phasing the construction and commissioning process


Project services included feasibility planning, conceptual design, detailed engineering & design, construction review, contract administration and commissioning.