As Cameron Valve expanded their operations in Western Canada it became apparent they needed a much larger facility to provide for the increased service demands. Beairsto & Associates Engineering Ltd. (BASE) was approached by Ed Bulley, the design/build Contractor for the new building for Cameron Valve, to provide the engineering design for the project.. The building, located north of the City of Grande Prairie, is modeled after their existing shop located in Fort Nelson, BC. The facility contains a number of high end amenities including upgraded offices and a home suite for use by overnight workers. With a large lot, site grading and lot drainage also required designing by BASE engineers. The building is constructed of concrete tilt-up panels manufactured south of Calgary and transported to site. The tilt-up construction technique allowed the project to be completed in a timely manner. It was finished and ready for occupancy in 2013.
Some of the project highlights are:
- 42,050 ft2 (3,9.7 m2) of shop and office space.
- Non-combustible construction, sprinklered.
- Concrete tilt-up panels construction, a style of building which was unique to the area at the time.
- Shop area house paint booths, a bunker for valve repairs, and several cranes
- Prominent exterior architectural detailing and sleek window configuration provides a striking design which enhances the neighborhood