Transit Garage Expansion & Renovation

The Transit Garage Expansion and Renovation Project (approximately $50M total in construction value) was a Design Build / Design Assist challenge for Wescan.

The project included a 70,000 square foot addition, a complete campus distribution electrical upgrade with 100% generator back up, and 18 new bus bays added onto the existing facility; These included in-ground bus hoists, process fluid distribution systems, 8 pre-manufactured prep/paint booths, a new weld shop, foreman offices, and fluid room.

The renovation portion included new accounting offices, boardrooms, classrooms, and vault within the existing facility. This project benefited from our Wescan Planning & Detailing team, incorporating full BIM 3D technology for clash detection, construction coordination, and pre-fabrication to provide a precise and efficient solution.



  • HVAC Systems and Controls
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Process Fluid and Distribution Systems including high pressure lubricants, process water, air, and hose reels
  • Breathable and Compressed Air Systems
  • Pressure Washing and Central Vacuum Equipment
  • New Equipment Supply and Install
  • Commissioning and LEED Certification


  • 25kV Switchgear Supply and Install
  • 25kV Underground Distribution Loop, 4 mini sub transformers, 4 gensets for 100% facility backup power
  • Replacement and Upgrade of existing distributions, feeders, and sub panels during coordinated shutdowns to maintain facility operations.
  • Fire Alarm and Life Safety Systems

Finishing Systems:

  • Four NFPA33 compliant steel downdraft bus paint prep booths
  • Four NFPA33 compliant steel downdraft spray application bus paint booths with bake function
  • Four cross-draft bus refurbishment bays with floor to ceiling modular section welding curtains
  • Paint Mix Room

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Project Details

Owner: City Of Winnipeg
Type of Service: Mechanical, Electrical & Finishing Systems
Sector: Commercial
Completed: July 2019
Value: $18,300,000
Delivery Method

Design Assist (M&E) Design Build (Finishing)

Project Manager

James Marsh (M&E)
Murray Modjeski (Finishing Systems)


Ben Poole (Mechanical)
Scott Vernon (Electrical)
Bill Maruca (Finishing)

Architect & Engineer



PCL Constructors Canada

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