Rebuilding the roof of a train hangar
The train hangar at the AbitibiBowater plant in Gatineau forms part of the building heritage of the city. It was built in the 1920s, according to the standards of that time.
Today, the hangar serves a variety of uses, in addition to its original vocation as a train hangar. It is used in particular as a garage, chemical products depot, battery charging room and electrical room.
CIMA+ was asked to evaluate existing conditions, prepare drawings and plans and to supervise the rebuilding work. The structure was designed to comply with current standards. In addition, the work was completed without any budget over-runs, without interrupting operations at the plant and fully within the established timeframe.
The project posed several challenges, with the greatest being the requirement that the impact on daily work of the plant be kept to a minimum. Furthermore, the building work had to be respectful of the architecture of the building heritage represented.