|CLIENT:||Cabela’s Retail Canada, Inc.|
|CONTRACT TYPE:||Construction Management|
|Project SIZE:||4,650 sq. m.|
As the first Cabela’s retail store in Atlantic Canada, the facility features exposed glulam beams, cultured stone and Cabela’s custom colour aluminum framing and glazing. The interior of the store showcases a large quantity of speciality millwork, polished concrete floors, as well as a conservation mountain and other custom features that have defined Cabela’s retail stores throughout North America.
During the design phase, Bird was instrumental in delivering value engineering to decrease the overall cost of the project and to introduce the use of local building materials and practices. Two highlights of the value engineering items included the two-ply modified bitumen roofing system from a local supplier and the inclusion of structural precast systems. The new roofing system replaced the previous system and the structural precast was selected over the insulated concrete forms model that Cabela’s typically uses on their Canadian stores. Overall, the design changes improved the schedule and cost of the project, without affecting Cabela’s customer experience.
Bird phased the project and identified long lead items early to ensure nothing in the schedule interfered with production. During the early stages of the project, construction work progressed in tandem with the drawing development in order to further expedite the schedule to ensure the project’s successful delivery. Subsequently, Bird has been awarded another contract to build a new Cabela’s in Ottawa, ON.