Located in the heart of Vancouver’s waterfront, Canada Place is an iconic landmark and venue for world-class events.
Houle provided access control, CCTV, intercom, and integration upgrades to the existing secure-area at Canada Place. Since all these systems needed to be interfaced and interconnected to operate seamlessly as a single system for security operators, Houle provided all custom circuit integration and programming necessary for a completely functioning system. The scope also included the supply and installation of two high-security outdoor automatic security turnstiles which were integrated into the existing fencing. Houle coordinated all civil work for the fence and concrete work needed. Houle provided all conduit, cable, and hardware installation as well as all programming for the existing access control system and video management system.
Because Canada Place is a federally controlled port, all Houle personnel on the project required specialized Transport Security Clearances. Houle also needed to maintain all project documentation on a separate office server, accessible only by security cleared personnel. For document protection, individual worker desktop computers had to be ‘locked’ when not in use.
Due to drastic changes in economic market conditions, Houle dealt with numerous unforeseen changes to the project scope and schedule. Several zones near or above water also posed installation challenges for Houle.