4 MW Stand-by Generators at Place Bell

Place Bell Rooftop Generators
Place Bell Rooftop Generators. 160 Elgin Street, Ottawa.

We initially worked with project owners H&R Property Management to specify noise and vibration requirements for two rooftop diesel generators, each rated 2 MW. The specifications were designed to address municipal and provincial requirements for environmental noise, as well as noise and vibration transmission to occupants at Place Bell. Integral DX then worked with Smith + Andersen (mechanical engineers) and equipment suppliers Cummins and Vibra-Sil to ensure that the specification requirements were realized by the design. We completed field reviews of the installation work. Commissioning measurements by Integral DX confirmed that the installation met all noise and vibration requirements.

See also: Vibra-Sil landing page photo.

Salus Clementine: Karen’s Place

Passivhaus on Clementine Boulevard, Ottawa.

This was the first residential development built to Passivhaus standards in Canada. Integral DX Engineering worked with Salus Ottawa early in the project to review and update their acoustical standards for affordable housing. We then worked closely with the design team to ensure that the design met these criteria. We provided site review services during construction and acoustic testing services near the conclusion of the construction phase. This award-winning development is noted for its sustainability and energy efficiency.

Read more at CSV Architects and Smith + Andersen

Beaver Barracks Redevelopment

Beaver Barracks Redevelopment, Metcalfe Street, Ottawa

This major redevelopment included a total of 254 new affordable housing units in five new buildings of different construction types (concrete, wood, and stacked townhouses). Integral DX Engineering worked with Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation to establish appropriate criteria to address concerns regarding environmental noise, sound transmission between units, and mechanical noise and vibration isolation. We then worked with architects and engineers to ensure that the acoustic requirements were addressed by the design. We further supported the project by completing site inspection and field testing services. Notable design features include geothermal heating and rooftop garden space.

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Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited – Head Office (Imagery: Google Earth)

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited (CBN) is a printer of secure documents for domestic and international clients, operating two primary manufacturing facilities in Ottawa. We have been providing engineering services in environmental noise to CBN since 2011, in support of its ongoing obligations to comply with the regulatory requirements of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. Our work includes outdoor noise level measurements and monitoring, acoustic modelling, mitigation development, and preparation of reports for the Ministry. We also provide support to CBN in relation to proposed noise-sensitive developments near to its facilities, speech security, office acoustics, occupational noise, and fitness centre noise control.