When the G20 Summit unexpectedly relocated to Toronto, the behind-the-scenes IMIT preparations for the high-security installation instantly went into overdrive.
- Design & Engineering
- Area: 44,000 ft2
- Completion Date: 2010
- Angus Connect Role: IMIT Design & Engineering
Key Scope Elements
- Accelerated delivery schedule
- Complex installation
- Highly collaborative approach
The complexity of the installation and the accelerated timeline for the design/build required a high degree of collaboration with the client, the interior designer and the contractor.
Angus Connect provided complex communications design and mechanical and electrical engineering to the RCMP G20 offices at the Toronto Dominion Centre, reworking existing conditions to meet the very tight schedule. All work, from blank page to final installation, was completed in just three weeks.
The Design/Build project called for fibre optic service to be routed to dozens of workstations, complete with highly secure fibre optic backbone cables. At the same time, we completed design and installation of over 1300 CAT6 UTP data cables for 400+ workstations. More than 300 strands of fiber optic cable were installed.
The Summit represented the largest and most expensive security operation in Canada and, although the installation was temporary, it had to be constructed as if it was permanent. While the M & E work was relatively straightforward, the communications installation was highly complex and ultra secure, not to mention completely confidential.