RTM provided MEP/FP design of the Canadian National Training Center, a 55,000-square-foot ground-up multi-purpose training facility. The design encompasses a wide variety of room types including common areas, gathering spaces, presentation rooms, offices, conference rooms, a cafeteria, and learning laboratories featuring equipment, such as locomotive simulators and dispatcher stations.
RTM worked closely with the architecture firm to create the plans for the project. Effective communication allowed the team to understand the building and the end-user’s needs for the facility. The team worked hand in hand with the civil engineer to coordinate existing routing of utilities and for the location of new services into the building.
RTM assisted in the outdoor area site lighting layout and conducted photometric calculations to assure proper light selection and illumination levels. The team was proactive in gathering information for the code requirements for the building and designed a full fire alarm system to meet the requirements of a two-story commercial building. The fire alarm system was integrated into the fire protection system and serves for elevator recall.
The new facility was said to be the first of its kind in the United States. The state-of-the-art-training center will be for the training of new hires and existing employees and could have as many as 250 visits of new employees per week.