|CLIENT:||The City of Camrose|
|CONSULTANT:||Manasc Issaac Architects Ltd.|
|CONTRACT TYPE:||Stipulated Sum|
|Project SIZE:||3,585 sq. m.|
Bird has replaced the aging city hall in Camrose with a new four-storey concrete structure with an underground parkade. The facility features state-of-the-art council chambers, offices and a data centre for the town’s operations. Flanked by high-voltage power lines and 200-year-old trees on three sides, Bird had limited access to the site and was left to use the main street for laydown space. Subsequently, scheduling deliveries and equipment placement were challenges. Successfully managing the structural steel erection on the first three storeys using traditional construction techniques, Bird relied on a spider crane to complete the structural steel to the greatly restricted fourth floor.
With a raised floor design throughout the facility, Bird successfully managed the complex installation of air supply, duct work, electrical and plumbing systems prior to floor installation. These systems required upfront strategic planning and execution to ensure the rest of the building’s intended layout fit into place. Acoustical design considerations were critical for the council chambers to create a secure and sound attenuating environment. The extensive millwork panelling was installed with an acoustical dampening treatment that necessitated an intricate installation process.