Sir Frederick W. Haultain Building Modernization Feasibility Study

The Sir Frederick W. Haultain Building, located in Edmonton, Alberta, serves as a government office at the north end of Edmonton’s legislature grounds. The building was originally constructed in 1956 and currently stands eight stories tall with two penthouse levels and two basement floors. From the lowest basement level to the eighth floor, the building has a gross total floor area of 12,903 square meters and features public walkways on the east and south sides.

Williams Engineering (WE) provided mechanical, structural and electrical services for this study. These services included a review of the site to create electrical and mechanical as-built drawings of the existing space and a visual walkthrough to determine the condition of the building and its various systems. A current building assessment report was provided that described the general descriptions of each system being evaluated, comments on its current condition, recommendations for modifications or repairs and the estimated associate costs for each recommendation. Concept design level descriptions of the mechanical and electrical base building system upgrades were also provided to support the interior test-fit scenarios developed by the architect.

Assessing the condition of the existing space is a critical step in ensuring tenant fit-ups can be completed with the most cost-effective and safe approach. This feasibility study ensures the Sir Frederick W. Haultain Building can operate at its highest efficiency and continue providing comfortable, safe spaces for employees and visitors.