Air Mobility Training Centre
- Project Management
- Location: Trenton, Ontario
- Value: $65M
- Size: 18,000m²
- Client: Defense Construction Canada
- JLR Contact: John Moore
- Related Projects: RMC Sawyer Girouard
The Air Mobility Training Centre (AMTC), dedicated as the “Edifice Sedley S. Blanchard Building”, is a global centre of excellence for training operators and for maintenance workers of the new fleet of CC-130J Hercules aircraft purchased for the Canadian military. Incorporating advanced sustainable design features that meet LEED® Gold certification requirements, the AMTC is the first facility of its kind in the world. All training is delivered through paperless computer-based systems, supported by advanced IT infrastructure with emergency power, UPS, and redundant cooling systems.
JLR provided prime consulting services for the project, including design management, design and construction phase services for architecture, civil, electrical, mechanical, structural, fire protection, seismic and telecommunications infrastructure engineering, and cost estimating support. The development of tender documents was completed in six months, using a novel fast-track methodology developed with Department of National Defense and Defense Construction Canada. This allowed the facility to be completed and operational within the project’s accelerated schedule. This facility represents a new global standard for the delivery of military aviation training.
The project was implemented through a design-bid-build process with a three phase, fast track design strategy.