Smith + Andersen acted as Prime Consultant to upgrade this existing City of Calgary, Manchester R, Fleet Services shop building. The Manchester R facility consists of repair bays, welding bays, wash bays, and detailing bays for light and heavy City of Calgary vehicles.
The project involved the replacement of existing mechanical equipment in the service bays including make-up air units, ceiling fans, general exhaust fans, infra-red heaters, shop cranes, and shop air compressor. In addition, the existing point of use vehicle exhaust system was upgraded.
After a detailed site review and needs analysis study with Fleet Services, it was determined that the existing system was to be abandoned and replaced with 84 new, independent vehicle exhaust systems. The new systems consisted of a dedicated exhaust fan, high static duct and hoses, with local control at each associated service bay.