Palais des congrès de Montréal

1999-2003/Montréal (Québec)/60,000 m2/646,000 ft2

Major Expansion

Project description

After having collaborated on the building’s original construction (1981-1982), PAGEAU MOREL carried out the mechanical and electrical engineering for the expansion to double the exhibition surface area and to significantly increase the meeting and convention room areas. The expansion built above the Ville-Marie expressway from 1999 to 2003 increased the building area from 60,000 m² to over 130,000 m². Without interrupting building activities, the works had to offer flexible electromechanical systems that met the precise needs of various halls, exhibits, and conventions.

Challenges and Solutions

  • Replacing and modifying the existing substation.
  • Adding a new substation.
  • Replacing, modifying and adding a motor control centre.
  • Connections to the cooling and thermal plants.
  • New fire alarm system with smoke extraction.
  • New systems to optimize energy efficiency, such as ventilation system regulation, heat recovery, and use of variable speed motors and pumps.
  • Adding axial fans and designing new air treatment systems.
  • Adding a second thermal plant including four new chillers.
  • Two 1,250 kW generators for the powering emergency loads.
  • Adding a new 900 kW generator for the parking lot.

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