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Vehicle Screening Facility - Perimeter Protection & Vehicle Barrier

Protecting Parliament Hill

  • $9M

    Construction Value

  • Ottawa, Ontario

    Ottawa, Ontario

Mitigating security risks at the historic Parliament Hill

Constructed in 1859, Parliament Hill is home to the Government of Canada and hosts millions of visitors each year. While security measures generally form core features of building projects, safety on The Hill is paramount. So, our team of physical security specialists was brought on to offer protection assistance by developing the Vehicle Screening Facility (VSF), Perimeter Protection, and Vehicle Barrier.

In association with Public Works Government Services Canada (PWGSC) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), we provided engineering and consulting services to ensure the safety of everyone on site. We had to design and implement security measures such as vehicle control barriers, bollards, cameras, and intercoms at all vehicle and pedestrian entry points. But, we also had to respect the Hill’s heritage and maintain a public atmosphere.

We analyzed necessary project requirements, design concepts, stakeholder goals, and security specifications to mitigate risk on the Hill. And through ongoing collaboration and a sequential approach, our team successfully met all stakeholder objectives and helped throughout the entire project lifecycle. These security enhancements effectively promote safety at the historic Canadian site. 

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Meet Our Team

Carl Bouvier, Principal, Physical Security

When it comes to security, we take nothing for granted and ensure that all possibilities are considered.

Dominic Chevrier, Principal and Sector Leader, Physical & Technological Security

To strengthen the feeling of security, we must rely on a host of details that go beyond simple physical barriers. We must think about the image that is projected and the respect that places arouse in us.
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Alain Dufresne, Principal and Engineering Team Leader - Physical Security

An appropriate security posture cannot be achieved without first properly identifying and measuring all the risks the organization is facing.
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Chris Ouellette, Project Manager, Physical Security

Security is like the brakes in your car. It slows you down, but it also makes it possible for you to go a lot faster. -Dr. Gary Hinson
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Karen St-Laurent, Senior Technician, Supervision, Physical Security

Anticipating project execution challenges helps us adapt our work.
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Carl Bouvier

Principal, Physical Security

Dominic Chevrier

Principal and Sector Leader, Physical & Technological Security

Alain Dufresne

Principal and Engineering Team Leader - Physical Security

Chris Ouellette

Project Manager, Physical Security

Karen St-Laurent

Senior Technician, Supervision, Physical Security

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