IBM 3600 Steeles, Markham
Webb Zerafa Menkes Housden Partnership
IBM Software Development Facility
- Markham, Ontario

Construction Commenced: March 2000
Structure Complete: September 2000
Cost: $105 Million
Structural Costs: $13.4 Million
• Concrete Supply: $2.270 M
• F/W $7.233 M
• Steel $0.245 M
• Rebar $1.9 M
• Miscellaneous Steel $0.1 M
• Bridges $13.398 M
Buildings: 4 - 4 Storey Blocks
Total Area: 52,583 m2
Mech. Penthouse: 2,133 m2
Floor Space: 50,450 m2
Layout: Typical Floor Plate: 2,559.6 m2
Bays & Typically: 9 m x 9 m
Structure: 230 Flat Slab - 3200 x 3000 x 160 Drops
1100 Diameter x 300 Capital
500 Diameter Columns (40 M Pa at Ground Floor)
Foundation: Spread Footings - 300 K Pa Safe Bearing Capacity

Built on 26 acres, the 81,000 square meter facility comprises eight buildings with six connecting atriums and a central spine and accommodates almost 4,000 people. The building houses a customer and IBM employee education centre and a technology support centre for customers across Canada.

The structure consists of a reinforced concrete flat slab with columns at 9 m centres. The structure is designed to accommodate the building automation system, and the advanced mechanical, electrical, and communications systems.

Three bridges link the building to the 2,400 car parking structure which has three floors each accomodating 800 cars.