Clark Nexsen, doing business as CNOBG Design Group PC, is bringing its experience and expertise to the ongoing upgrades at the Dwyer Hill Training Center facilities in Ottawa, Canada. Used by the Canadian Armed Forces, the $1 billion project – one of the largest Clark Nexsen has ever been involved in – will modernize the training facilities to ensure Canada’s Special forces are prepared for threats domestically and abroad.
“Clark Nexsen is extremely proud to be working on the Dwyer Hill Training Center,” said Dan Walker, Clark Nexsen’s Managing Principal and Live Fire Training Facility Subject Matter Expert.
Working for a GRC Architects/Dialog Joint Venture, Clark Nexsen is providing master planning support and live fire design expertise. The firm was selected due to its experience in previous work with the U.S. Special Forces community in the U.S. and around the world as well as law enforcement agencies across the United States.
The project’s construction is expected to take approximately ten years, replacing 89 older buildings with 23 modern ones and renovating several existing buildings and facilities. Announced by Canada’s Minister of National Defense, Anita Anand, the Dwyer Hill Training Center project will be designed to meet the country’s target of net-zero emissions by 2050. Additionally, facilities are being designed and built to achieve a rating of Two Green Globes, demonstrating, “significant achievement in resource efficiency, reducing environmental impacts, and improving occupant wellness.”