DCC helping maintain armouries, an important community presence

La Citadelle de Québec.

The Citadelle of Quebec.

DCC will be playing a significant role in the next two years in helping the Department of National Defence (DND) to improve the condition of armouries in 57 communities across Canada.

These facilities are among the beneficiaries of a $452-million federal government investment in military assets under the Federal Infrastructure Investment Program.

The work on the armouries will include repairing roofs, siding, windows, doors, plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems, refurbishing flooring and painting. DCC will support DND in the planning phase by assisting with the project scope, delivery schedules and project budgets, and with navigating any roadblocks to getting a project ready for tendering, explains Grant Sayers, DCC’s National Service Line Leader, Project and Program Management Services. “Overall, DCC is able to coordinate all service lines to enable holistic service delivery to support the entire lifecycle of each project,” he adds.

DCC’s contribution to the program actually began some months ago. Teams of DCC employees travelled to the various armoury sites, reviewed the building conditions, and collaborated with local DND resources to define a scope of work that would meet the funding requirements, added David Sherrard, Regional Service Line Leader, Project and Program Management Services for the National Capital Region.

This work on the armouries “represents an investment by DND in improving communities,” Sherrard says. Several of the facilities are historic buildings and have had a presence in their town or city since the turn of 20th century. Among them are the Citadelle in Quebec City and Wolseley Barracks in London.


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