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Metrolinx Network Operations Centre

IBI Group provided architectural and engineering design services for a new Network Operations Centre in Oakville, ON designed to consolidate regional rail and bus operations management, and accommodate future growth in the region.

Oakville, ON
63,000 sq ft Size
2018 Completed

Leveraging Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology, IBI Group provided architectural and engineering design services for a new Metrolinx Network Operations Centre in Oakville, as well as on-site construction contract administration through to the early completion of the project in May 2018.

IBI Group is also serving as the systems integrator for the facility, overseeing the installation and initialization of systems for facility management, data centre and network, audio-visual, voice, and end-user devices/applications. Additionally, we are working as part of the team to plan and manage the transformation of the various operations business units to the new facility, while maintaining business continuity and introducing business process renewal to realize the benefits of co-location.

The new Metrolinx Network Operations Centre consolidates all regional rail and bus operations management, and accommodates the future growth in service through the Regional Express Rail program. The 63,000 square foot facility incorporates a data centre, various offices and meeting/training rooms, and an operations room with 54 consoles.

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Kevin Bebenek

Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON
Information technology is intrinsic to the transportation experience. For the transit traveler paying by smartcard, the truck driver pre-clearing an inspection station, and the road maintenance supervisor monitoring road weather forecasts, systems are critical to achieving our goals of safety, mobility, and sustainability.

Mr. Bebenek is the Regional Director for Canada East, which includes offices in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Waterloo, Kingston, and Brantford, Ontario. He is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the planning, design, implementation, operations, and maintenance of systems for transportation operations, infrastructure, and facilities.

Kevin has worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients throughout North America and overseas. Kevin has served as project director for the development of the ITS Architecture for Canada, and has overseen a variety of applications of the architecture, including the recent ONQC Smart Corridor Concept of Operations. Kevin has an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Waterloo.

David Kamnitzer

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON
We need to get a lot smarter about how we move people and goods around. This requires connected thinking, the harnessing of technology, and ultimately a change in people's priorities and values.

David Kamnitzer is a holistic thinker who applies business analysis, transport operations, systems, and engineering skills to projects in traffic management, traveller information, tolling, and transit. David also leads IBI’s RouteMapper business, which provides spatial imagery/LiDAR surveying and software services for planning, design, asset management, and maintenance applications. A strong writer and presenter, David is often involved in high-profile initiatives that require interaction at the top levels of public and private sector organizations.

Alexandre Haddad

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Civic/Industrial Buildings
Toronto West, ON

Toronto West, ON

Alex Haddad is a professional engineer with a background in mechanical and aerospace engineering, with over 25 years of experience. Alex is currently responsible for Business Development activities for the Automotive, Manufacturing and Commercial and Government sectors in Canada. His experience includes design and development of various complex projects for a wide range of building types including commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. His clients have included General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Air Canada, Toronto Hydro, telecommunications firms, and post-secondary education institutions. Alex has been involved in master planning design, management and business development activities. His experience encompasses Construction Management, Design-Bid-Build and Design Build projects.