|CLIENT:||FRASER HEALTH AUTHORITY|
|Project SIZE:||54,000 SQ. FT.|
|LEED CERTIFICATION LEVEL:||GOLD|
As the contractor selected to design and build the new clinical support building, Bird successfully delivered a two-storey office building and two levels of underground parking. Constructed in accordance with British Columbia’s Wood First Initiative, Bird introduced a number of local wood materials including unique pre-manufactured cedar panels, tongue and groove cedar siding, a heavy timber frame and wood structural systems.
Challenged by an active site, the team began by performing an eight hour shutdown to an existing steam line in order to relocate it so construction could commence. The steam line took four hours to cool, allowing the team a mere few hours to successfully complete the relocation, which had to be performed twice throughout the project. Bird worked simultaneously with the client by sharing site facilities including the loading dock. Also, the team accommodated the client’s emergency helicopter that landed multiple times per day impeding Bird’s ability to operate its tower crane. Through effective and efficient communications between the owner and the Bird team, the project was delivered on time to allow sequential phases of the hospital redevelopment to follow.