MARPAC Hazmat Facility, CFB Esquimalt
Client: Defence Construction Canada
Prime Consultant: AMEC
Location: Esquimalt, BC
Completion: August 2010
This new building is a warehousing and processing facility for hazardous materials used at CFB Esquimalt. It is constructed to post disaster standards; concrete foundations and a steel structure with metal cladding and roofing. It features state of the art safety features for fire suppression, gas detection, spill containment, and life safety. It has separate storage areas for different types of hazardous materials, such as explosive, dangerous when wet, radioactive, etc. The building is also a processing facility for disposal and recycling of excess materials and containers. The new building is 23,949 sq. ft.