Design Build

Project Name

Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle Building – Garrison Petawawa


Project Status




Department of National Defence (DND)



Petawawa, ON



Dreessen Cardinal Architects (DCA)


Delivery Model

Design Build



Construction of a new facility for Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles (TAPV) which included design and construction of a new infrastructure for support of military grade operational vehicles, incorporating sustainable design features to achieve LEED Silver. Civil LEED credits targeted were Site Selection and Storm Water Design. The new facility has a gross floor area of 6,800 m2 with an access road constructed around the complete exterior. The facility contains eleven (11) maintenance bays, one (1) wash bay, tool storage, secure storage, mechanical and electrical rooms, an office, two (2) classrooms, washrooms and storage for fifty-nine (59) tactical armoured patrol vehicles. The building itself was built as a slab on grade, steel structure with a 2-ply mod bit roof, insulated metal wall panels and metal siding with some masonry accents. A sewage lift station was installed to connect to the existing CFB Petawawa Base infrastructure. A rainwater harvester system was installed to recycle the rainwater for non-potable water use. Large storage cages were installed in each parking space on the storage side to accommodate gear. Design services included architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, self performed civil site work and landscaping. Construction services also included commissioning.