We have worked with Stuart Olson on a number of major projects over the past seven years. They understand our needs as a client and continue to provide valuable input during design, pricing, tendering, construction, and close-out phases for a variety of our projects SO are progressive builders and work collaboratively with our organization to achieve success for us as a client which in turn results in their continued success as a builder.
- David Dalen, Vice President GWL Realty Services
Completed in 2003, this 360,000 sq. ft. shopping mall caters to the Asian community in the Vancouver area. Named after Aberdeen Harbour in Hong Kong, this destination mall has over 100 stores on 3 levels. Construction began on the redevelopment of Aberdeen Mall in 2002 and was fast-tracked to achieve an aggressive December 2003 grand opening. Pre-construction planning and construction management services were extensive and included demolition, construction of Hollybridge Way as well as sewers, sidewalks and street lighting. Aberdeen Mall is a focal point of downtown Vancouver.
Phase 1 of this state of the art warehouse and distribution centre was completed in 2010. Some of the most advanced construction methods were used for this 400,000 sq. ft. freezer and refrigerated storage facility and 25,000 sq. ft. of office space. Sustainability was built into the design with LED lighting, hydrogen fuel cells to power vehicles and a TOP reflective roof. Phase 1 generated 800 new jobs. Phase 2 at 433,000 sq. ft. was awarded to Stuart Olson at the successful completion of Phase 1.
- David Dalen, Vice President, GWL Realty Advisors
This $25 million hotel was completed in 2012. With 11 storeys and 160 units, this facility features a full range of guest amenities including a heated parkade, dining facilities and a fitness area with pool. The building was constructed utilizing precast concrete components and the Deltabeam Structural System, the first project to use the system in Canada.
This 3 phase redevelopment and expansion completed in 2013, is located in downtown Calgary. Valued at $200 million, this north and south campus expansion and renovation project connects to the city’s LRT. Phase 1 renovations required that facilities remained open, requiring extensive preplanning. Phases 2 and 3 involved the construction of a new 280,000 sq. ft. South Campus facility, consisting of 3 levels of underground parking and 7 storeys of classrooms, labs and administration space. The new building connects to the North Campus and the rest of the downtown area via +15 and +30 bridges.
The project began with an $80 million renovation to a 1972 educational centre that continued to carry on operations, progressed to a $165 million new college structure in the heart of downtown Calgary and is concluding with a further $20 million retrofit of the renovated old campus. Delivering this complex project has been most challenging and a key component to its success has been the construction management process and commitment of Stuart Olson.
- Bernard Benning, Vice President Campus Development(retired) Bow Valley College
This 40 acre 600,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility was completed in 2012. Designed to accommodate up to 2,000 (double occupancy) male and female inmates in seven podular, three-tier housing units, this facility has the potential to expand to accommodate up to 3,000 inmates in total. The Centre includes support facilities such as admission and discharge, food services, healthcare and administration. Stuart Olson managed the construction of all support infrastructure for the project.
We are very proud of the overall success of the project team that brought this very important project to its conclusion, within budget and on schedule. Strong collaboration amongst the project team stakeholders paved the way to a successful project.
David Frizell. P. Eng, Director, Alberta Infrastructure
This iconic symbol of the 2010 Winter Olympics has won over 30 design and innovation awards. The construction process required close collaboration to ensure that this spectacular vision was realized and ready for opening day. Designed to resemble a bird’s wings in flight, this facility, with its unique construction challenges, was completed on time and on budget. Today, the building has transitioned to a sport and fitness facility serving the City of Richmond and surrounding communities. It consists of two NHL-sized hockey rinks, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts and a running track.
This 170 million dollar project was a very complex design built on challenging sub-soil conditions with a very demanding schedule involving extraordinary planning and execution.
Our Project has become a success, not only due to meeting the deadline, but also due to the physical delivery of a great design.
- Greg Kensick, Site Architect, Cannon Architecture Inc.
This $186 million, 3 phase expansion and renovation was completed in 2010. Phase 1 involved the addition of 2 levels of needed parking totaling 50,000 sq. ft. Phase 2 involved the construction of a 5 storey facility that today houses 4 patient units with a total of 32 additional beds. The phase 2 process required the relocation of roads, parking and site services without impeding the operation of the existing facility’s operation. Phase 3 involved the renovation of existing critical care units which included operating rooms and special care nursery facilities.
The project was the construction of a very complex hospital structure in a very tight market. The project required the Team’s best efforts to stay on schedule and budget while maintaining very high quality of all aspects of construction.
The LEED Gold submission is a testament to the dedication and hard work the Team put into project details.
Ed Mercier Director of PLC/RGH Capital Projects Alberta Health Services
Completed in 2013, this $190 million facility is the home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL. This landmark stadium seats up to 33,000 with private suites and an array of amenities for patrons. The design features a massive curvilinear roof that covers 80% of the seating areas and is the signature feature of the project. The construction process required extensive pre-planning with all stakeholders. In 2012, the intricate roof design was awarded the Tekla BIM Award for North America in the category of steel.
This $40 million project was successfully completed in 2013. The scope of work included the turnkey construction of new 260kV and 35kV sub-stations including: 9 km of power line complete; 34 tower structures; major highway crossing & utility crossings including existing 260kV and 25kV lines; with all tower base foundations were performed under difficult circumstances. The project required the supervision of 14 subcontractors, workface planning, detailed cost reporting and forecasting and pre-commissioning services. At its peak the project required 205 personnel and 266,500 man hours to completion.
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The Carbon Capture Project is the largest Carbon Capture facility in the world. This facility eliminates 1 million tons of CO2 emissions from the atmosphere each year.
Stuart Olson was responsible for the excavations, forming, and pouring of the large foundations/piers/slabs (2,600 m3 total) for the compressor portion of the Carbon Capture process. We were also responsible for the excavations, forming and pouring of the transformer bases and the concrete encased underground conduit, which supplies power to the compressor area.
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