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Pomerleau – The Learning Centre

Pomerleau is no stranger to the University of Ottawa campus. The Quebec-headquartered contractor, which maintains eight regional offices throughout eastern Canada, has completed several major contracts...
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GenMec ACL Inc. – Cold Lake First Nations

In a perfect world, construction projects go off without a hitch. In the real world, however, projects can become complicated in a hurry and require the intervention of a skilled contractor to put things...
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First Capital Realty - Edmonton Brewery District

Headquartered in Toronto, First Capital Realty is one of Canada’s largest owners, developers and managers of grocery-anchored, urban properties. The comprehensive operation is well known throughout...
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Clark Builders – MacEwan University Centre for Arts and Culture

One of the difficulties of being a urban university with multiple campuses is ensuring that each student receives the same level of education regardless of where they take classes. That was the problem...
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CANA Construction – National Music Centre/Studio Bell

In more ways than one, the pairing of CANA Construction with the construction of Studio Bell in Calgary has been a harmonious one. Not only does CANA have the expertise and experience necessary to complete...
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Profiles

Smith Bros. & Wilson Ltd. – Surrey Biofuel Processing Facility

When Smith Bros. & Wilson Ltd. (SBW) takes on a project, it brings the approach of “a true, traditional contractor,” Senior Project Manager Rick Murray says. “We self-perform and do our own...
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Keller Canada

Keller Canada is renowned across its home country for its ability to take on any project that requires piling or extensive ground engineering solutions. The company is often called upon to design and...
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EllisDon – Emily Carr University of Art and Design

EllisDon is overseeing the construction of a new campus for the Emily Carr University of Art and Design that is expected to open next fall. The university is British Columbia’s only post-secondary...
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Madsen’s Custom Cabinets

Madsen’s Custom Cabinets’ investments in its staff, equipment and operational efficiency have made it a go-to provider of architectural millwork in Alberta.  The Edmonton-based company’s work...
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Statesman Group of Companies – Manor Village at the Groves of Varsity

The Statesman Group of Companies specializes in developments that offer relaxation and interest, whether for vacationing or retiring. The companies have resort clubs, condominiums and Manor Villages...
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Columns

Hiring from the Outside

In many ways, construction companies should select from the pool of talent within their organizations. When promoting an internal leader, the individual knows the work rules, intuitively understands...
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Retail Construction Goes Agile

In the past 30 years, very little has changed for most small- to mid-sized general contractors and subcontractors in terms of onsite project management. Generally speaking, it’s been a seat-of-your-pants...
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Solid Gold

CCI Group (CCIG) Inc., which offers building lifecycle consulting engineering services, was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies’ Gold Standard Winners in 2015. Deloitte, CIBC, National Post,...
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Staying On Top

Each year, the BUILDEX Edmonton show strives to stay on top of topics that are the most pressing to the construction, renovation, architecture, interior and property management industries. This made...
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A Bad Buzz

Buzzwords are a common challenge across the construction workforce continuum. While the exact definition of the term is rarely agreed upon, it is safe to assume that buzzwords are a series of overused...
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Residential

Porchlight Developments

The Porchlight Developments story begins in 2008. With nearly 20 years of residential development and building industry experience between them, Rob Butler and Neil Braun each started their own companies....
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Medallion Developments – Vision at Pat Bayly Square

The projects completed by Medallion Developments Inc. are much more than just works-for-hire. The company serves as developer, manager and contractor on the majority of its projects, giving it a different...
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Karwood

Karwood is a firm that can rely on its own resources, owner Greg Hussey says. “We have everything in-house,” he declares. “We have our own engineering firm, our own architects and technical designers....
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Digram Developments Inc./Digreen Homes

After more than 10 years of developing home sites in the greater Toronto area only to sell them to builders, Digram Developments Inc. a few years ago decided to take the old adage “if you want something...
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Cressey Development Group – Cadence

After more than four decades, Cressey Development Group has thrived with projects that avoid a “cookie-cutter” format, Senior Project Manager Jay Young says. “We don’t have any two projects that...
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Power & Infrastructure

Innovative Civil

Between 2005 and March 2014, Alberta Transportation invested more than $1.4 billion in various Highway 63 and Highway 881 projects. The public has benefited from wider roads, replacement bridges and...
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Dexter Construction Co. Ltd./McNally International Inc. – CFB Halifax Jetty Replacement

The ability to collaborate is essential in construction. Contractors Dexter Construction Co. Ltd. and McNally International Inc. are showing they have that capacity as they work together in a joint venture...
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Broccolini – Ciena Offices

Kanata, Ontario, is well-known for its technology businesses, so the centralization of Ciena on a new campus in the city is a commitment by the U.S. networking company to the area. Ciena is leasing a...
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BC Hydro and SNC-Lavalin – John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project

Replacement of the John Hart Generating Station near the Campbell River on Vancouver Island in British Columbia is a considerable undertaking for BC Hydro. The project includes construction of a power...
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Flatiron Construction Corp.

North America’s urgent infrastructure needs continue to increase, and Flatiron Construction Corp. has become an industry leader in successfully delivering on what Senior Project Manager Ken Tanner...
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Architecture

Walter Francl Architecture – The Residences & Shops at West

Francl Architecture has built a strong portfolio of residential, commercial and public works infrastructure projects. A Vancouver-based company, the firm believes in a collaborative design process that...
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ATB

Architecture ATB is assisting in the design/build of what is anticipated to be the No. 1 educational tourism attraction in northern Alberta: the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum.  The Edmonton, Alberta-...
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Endri Poletti Architect

Endri Poletti has a background most travel buffs would envy. Born in Italy, Poletti’s family immigrated to Canada when he was 10 years old. After finishing school, he went to Israel as part of a design...
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Glotman Simpson

Unique architectural designs – say, with slanted columns or cantilevered façades – wouldn’t be possible without the ingenuity of structural engineering, especially where seismic events have to be...
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RAFII Architects Inc.

RAFII Architects Inc. strives to make developers and end-users smile, owner Foad Rafii says. “We like to see them both happy,” he says. “That’s our goal and we work hard towards that. “RAFII...
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