|CLIENT:||DEFENCE CONSTRUCTION CANADA|
|CONSULTANT:||KASIAN ARCHITECTURE INTERIOR DESIGN & PLANNING|
|Project SIZE:||36,000 sq. m.|
|LEED CERTIFICATION LEVEL:||SILVER|
The Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander W. Anthony Paddon Building is a contemporary facility to accommodate the Canadian Forces Base in St. John’s. Bird consolidated 16 buildings, widely dispersed over 25 hectares of land, for Canadian Forces, civilian employees and reservists working at the current Pleasantville site. The new facility includes specialized operational training spaces, offices and classrooms, vehicle maintenance facilities, medical and dental facilities, storage and quartermasters’ rooms, fitness facilities and dining space.
Despite initial concerns of labour shortages, Bird developed strong relationships with the area trade community early in the project and managed to procure the services of knowledgeable and reputable local subcontractors. Over 90% of the subcontract work was awarded to Newfoundland and Labrador firms, while greater than 95% of the value went to Atlantic Canadian organizations.
The key to the success of this project was identifying long lead delivery items from all scopes of work. Bird successfully managed these long lead items with regular delivery updates to mitigate any negative impact to the project. To alleviate the potential impact of poor weather, intermittent ferry services and long-distance trucking on material delivery, our team worked with many of the subcontractors to manage the delivery logistics of the required various materials. Our strong relationships with all of the subcontractors helped move the schedule along its critical path.