Timberland Robson Connector Road Project – Fraser Surrey Docks

Vehicle Access Control System



  • Access Control
    From traditional proximity card badge systems to leading-edge OSDP, security devices, control access to your facility every day of the year. Houle can help manage ingress and egress from your facility to keep your site secure.
  • Barriers/ Gates/ Turnstiles
    From aesthetic glass turnstiles to high security bollards, turnstiles, and automatic motorized gates, Houle offers various types and styles of vehicle and pedestrian gates, turnstiles, and bollards.
  • Electrical
    From preconstruction to construction to post project support and service, Houle provides all your electrical construction and renovation needs.
  • Fibre Optics & Structured Cabling
    Houle performs the full breadth of structured cabling services and offer customized designs for CAT 5e, CAT 6, CAT 6A, and fibre optics.
  • Lighting
    Houle offers in-house lighting design, consultation, installation, and maintenance services. We focus on energy saving solutions so you can lower your electricity bill while reducing your carbon footprint.
  • Operator Control Booths
  • Video Surveillance
    Houle provides the latest offerings in IP CCTV and Video Management systems from the leading manufacturers.

Scope of Work

Completed: 2016

Owner: Port Metro Vancouver

Fraser Surrey Docks is the largest modern, multi-purpose marine terminal on the West Coast of North America. It serves the needs of container, breakbulk, project cargo, forest products, and bulk customers in the Port Metro Vancouver and around the world.

Houle supplied and installed new security, communication, and roadway electrical infrastructure at Zone 8 at Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD) along Robson Road. Houle installed electrical, fibre optic, networking, electrical luminaries (street lighting), and traffic lights and signals. Houle also coordinated the paving, concrete work, and civil work. Additional work included the installation of underground conduits with wooden and steel poles complete with concrete bases.

To control traffic entering Fraser Surrey Docks and increase its security measures on the dock, security work consisted of installing security gates, operator control booths, card readers, PLCs, in ground loops, CCTV, and video analytics. The systems are connected to the Port Metro Vancouver network infrastructure by cellular links, giving the Port of Metro Vancouver the ability to monitor Fraser Surrey Docks’ traffic.

To keep the port operational and minimize disruptions to the port’s operations, Houle had to work around the port’s schedule. This meant working at night and on the weekends. Houle also needed to coordinate truck lane closures in order to perform the necessary roadwork paving. Careful safety measures were required throughout the project as working around the trucks presented safety risks.

The project was completed on-time and on-budget.