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BC Hydro Nanaimo Office Building Exterior

BC Hydro Nanaimo District Office

Projects / Commercial / Industrial

Project info

The new operations facility for BC Hydro’s Nanaimo District office is a 100,000 square foot facility built to replace the previous infrastructure. It includes administrative offices, industrial garages, interior cranes, a service pit, emergency generator, and warehousing. The building conforms to LEED® standards and is engineered for post disaster specifications. 

This was a multi-phase project over the course of three years. We delivered a full electrical and technology scope, including electrical distribution, structured cabling, backup power, security raceways, fire alarm to multiple site buildings, digital metering system, power monitoring, lighting, lighting controls, and audio visual.

Despite several schedule delays and design changes, our careful planning and coordination with the construction team allowed us to exceed the expectations of the general contractor. We also used Lean methodology to maximize productivity on-site.

Details

  • Sector: Commercial, Industrial & Infrastructure
  • Completion: 2016
  • Owner: BC Hydro
  • Contractor: Omicron Construction Ltd.
  • Award: 2017 VRCA Awards of Excellence – Silver Winner

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Awards for this project

The Stack Base Build

The Stack—1133 MELVILLE

  • 580,000 Square Feet
  • 5 Parking Levels
  • 37 Storeys

Projects / Commercial

Project info

The Stack at 1133 Melville is recognized for its unique stacked-box look and is Vancouver’s tallest commercial tower at 37 storeys. With 554,640 leasable square feet and five levels of below-grade parking, it’s an ambitious project with big goals. 

The building is designed to achieve LEED® Platinum standards and is the first building to receive the CAGBC’s Zero Carbon Building – Design Standard certification. As a design-assist partner delivering a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) project, we used innovative solutions to drive collaboration and positively impact the project’s budget, schedule, and overall project execution.

We worked directly with our in-house technology and project planning teams to provide both electrical and technology solutions for this commercial project—including electrical construction, lighting, security, and structured cabling.

Details

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Completion: 2023
  • Owner: Oxford Properties
  • Contractor: Ledcor Group
  • Award: 2023 VRCA Awards of Excellence – Silver Winner
RCMP E-Division Headquarters Building

RCMP E-Division Headquarters—Building D

Projects / Institutional

Project info

The RCMP E-Division Headquarters Building D is a national-level Canadian forensics laboratory headquartered in Surrey, BC, which performs forensic analysis to process evidence. The goal of this project was to replace the previous 45-year-old building with a new lab that would maximize the building’s sustainable features to achieve LEED® Gold Certification targets.

Our team provided electrical, security, wireless communications, structured cabling, and audio visual solutions for the project. This included supplying and installing laboratory casework, laboratory worktops, and fume hoods. 

Details

  • Sector: Institutional
  • Completion: 2019
  • Owner: Government of Canada
  • Contractor: Bird Construction
Public Works and Government Services Canada Photovoltaic Solar Panel Systems Rooftop

PWGSC Photovoltaic Systems

Projects / Institutional

Project info

The goal of this project was to supply and install photovoltaic panel systems (solar panels) at three separate Public Works and Government Services Canada locations to supplement their incoming power with clean solar energy. As the general contractor, we supplied and installed photovoltaic panels at the following locations:

  • Canadian Coast Guard – Richmond, BC
  • Institute of Ocean Sciences – Sidney, BC
  • Pacific Biological Station – Nanaimo, BC

The customer required each system to be integrated into the existing electrical system, without power disruptions. 

A challenge we faced during this project was that the Sidney system was larger than the maximum size allowed by BC Hydro for their Net Metering program. Our team worked directly with BC Hydro to develop a method for connecting systems of this size through a load offset stream to demonstrate that the system impact on the grid was manageable. 

We also committed to environmental and sustainability practices during this project by safely disposing contaminated materials, relocating 18 trees, and protecting a heron habitat. 

Details

  • Sector: Institutional
  • Completion: 2019
  • Owner: Public Works and Government Services Canada
First West Credit Union Tenant Improvement

First west credit union tenant improvement

  • 25,738 Square Feet
  • 6,760 Houle Labour Hours
  • 3 Storeys

Projects / Commercial

Project info

When First West Credit Union decided to renovate and bring new life to their Penticton office, our qualified team was there to help. As British Columbia’s third-largest credit union, the renovation of the three-story building was extensive—complete removal of the walls, floors, ceiling, and all electrical and mechanical components. That’s where our electrical services came in.

During the demolition process, we provided circuitry identification, de-energization, and made sure all electrical components were safe for removal.

Our team provided every solution for the electrical renovation process, covering the main electrical, lighting, and structured cabling scope. The work included a service upgrade, raceways/cable trays, receptacles, adaptive lighting, lighting control, data/communication, custom live wall lighting, custom floor boxes for power and data, fire alarm, and electrical for mechanical components.

The new building layout transformed the space into an open concept design with glass office walls. With these changes and a live wall incorporated into the stairway, the new look completely modernized the facility’s ambience.

Details

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Completion: November 2020
  • Owner: Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union
  • Award: 2022 SICA Trade Excellence Award

Awards for this project