Projects
Garnison St-Jean - divers travaux [SLIDER 01]
Saint-Jean Garrison
various works
A
74,600 sq. ft.
cafeteria
Garnison St-Jean - divers travaux [SLIDER 02]
Saint-Jean Garrison
various works
Excavation of a tunnel
38,400 sq. ft.
Garnison St-Jean - divers travaux [SLIDER 04]
Saint-Jean Garrison
various works
The site was occupied by
5,000

soldiers every day
Garnison St-Jean - divers travaux [SLIDER 05]
Saint-Jean Garrison
various works
The cafeteria had to remain open
10,000
meals per day
Garnison St-Jean - divers travaux [MOBILE 01]
Saint-Jean Garrison
various works
A
74,600 sq. ft.
cafeteria
Garnison St-Jean - divers travaux [MOBILE 02]
Saint-Jean Garrison
various works
Excavation of a tunnel
38,400 sq. ft.
Garnison St-Jean - divers travaux [MOBILE 04]
Saint-Jean Garrison
various works
The site was occupied by
5,000
soldiers every day
Garnison St-Jean - divers travaux [MOBILE 05]
Saint-Jean Garrison
various works
The cafeteria had to remain open
10,000
meals per day

Summary

Name: Saint-Jean Garrison
Location: 25 Chemin du Grand Bernier Nord, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Type : Institutional
Mandate : flat rate project
Timeline: 2015 and 2018
Project scope: 74,600 sq. ft. (cafeteria)
Client : Defence Construction Canada
Architect : Fabriq et Lemay

Challenges

  • Delivering a range of expansion and renovation works
  • Excavating a huge tunnel for the pipe work (under slabs)
  • Carrying out the works in buildings that were continuously occupied
  • Respecting the ecological standards required by Commercial Interiors LEED® silver certification
Garnison St-Jean - divers travaux [01]
Garnison St-Jean - divers travaux [02]
Garnison St-Jean - divers travaux [03]
Garnison St-Jean - divers travaux [04]
Garnison St-Jean - divers travaux [05]

Saint-Jean Garrison - various works

The town of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu has a long military history and the expansive Saint-Jean Garrison and other institutions are used to house and train recruits.

In 2013, QMD was contracted to deliver expansion and reorganization works in this garrison which included extending the dining hall, selective demolition and renovation of the kitchen and MESS and the excavation of a 38,400 sq. ft. tunnel to renovate pipes and electromechanical equipment under the slabs.

This project was challenging because our site was in a zone where 10,000 meals were served 7 days a week from morning to late afternoon. We have extensive experience in working in occupied buildings so we took care to meticulously plan every stage, coordinate with our subcontractors and set up temporary installations. As a result, we completed the works on time without disturbing meal times.

In order to respond to our client’s ecological concerns, we also leveraged our expertise in green infrastructure and the projects were completed in compliance with CI LEED® silver certification.

We were subsequently mandated to renovate a roof and replace the masonry of a 13-storey building. This mission involved a technical challenge: setting up flying scaffolds for the transportation and installation of 14,000 building blocks.