L’Octogone library: the art of integrating every element to its environment
EXP took home the Pinnacle Award from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies–New Brunswick (ACEC-NB) for the Riverview Operations Center project. The award, which was presented to EXP during the awards ceremony held on February 28 in Fredericton, recognizes outstanding achievement on a project that demonstrates consulting engineering excellence.
The new 77,438 square feet operations center serves as a central location for the Town of Riverview’s engineering and public works staff, and the parks and facilities division. With internal functionality as the main design goal, the central building comprises three radiating wings, respectively housing office space, fleet storage space and service bays. Located on a 12-acre site, the new consolidated operations center also includes secure yard facilities for sand/salt storage, cold storage and fuel pumps, as well as material storage bins.
Our integrated team of professionals, including civil, electrical, mechanical and structural engineers, worked with our in-house architects and sub consultant, RDH Architects, to create a rich and stimulating environment for the Town of Riverview’s staff. The Building design team made careful use of site orientation to maximize energy efficiency and high insulation value in the walls and roof. The facility is heated using a biomass boiler fed with locally supplied wood chips, and boasts a state-of-the-art access / security system with full Wi-Fi connectivity for evolving municipal technologies.
“We are proud to be the recipients of the Pinnacle Award from the ACEC-NB,” says EXP President & Co-CEO Vlad Stritesky. “Our innovative team has done a tremendous job meeting modern and sustainable building standards and community needs on the construction of the Operations Center.”