SP&T: Edmonton integrator solves smart building puzzle
Integrator of the Year 2020 Fibertel Communications collaborates with project partners, owners and tenants to deliver a complex security infrastructure for the newly renovated HSBC Bank Place building
Almost any successful security integration project could rightly be called the solution to a puzzle. The task before Fibertel was taking pieces from different puzzles and placing them together such that they appeared to all come from the same box and form the same picture.
Edmonton-based Fibertel Communications Canada is SP&T News’ Integrator of the Year 2020, an annual award sponsored by Anixter Canada. Fibertel was named for the award by SP&T News’ editorial advisory board based on a nomination that detailed an integration project for client the Alberta Investment Management Corp. (AIMCo), specifically, HSBC Bank Place in downtown Edmonton.
The 18-storey HSBC building, owned by AIMCo and run by property management firm Epic Investment Services, was stripped down to its concrete bones and rebuilt a-new as a smart building. Multiple contractors, including general contractor PCL Construction, Western Electrical, engineering consultant Smith + Andersen, and HVAC specialist Automatic Controls, came on to handle the project. Fibertel was brought on board by Western Electrical to fulfill the security component.