Monday, November 18th 2013

North Shore Health Centre Receives the Southern Interior Construction Association’s 2013 Commercial Building Award

North Shore Health Centre

Congratulations to Mia Enterprises on receiving the Southern Interior Construction Association’s 2013 Thompson Okanagan Commercial Building Award for the North Shore Health Centre, a new 2,962 m2 five storey mixed use commercial/residential building including two storeys of concrete framed commercial with three storeys of wood framed residential apartments above.  Unitech is proud to have provided it’s professional Construction Management Services on this project.

 


Thursday, November 14th 2013

CFEPI Construction Management Article

One of our educational clients, Kim Milburn from School District No 63 in Saanich BC, recently wrote an article promoting the Construction Management procurement method and how it differs from the more standard General Contractor Stipulated Sum and Design Build procurement methods.  Kim notes in his article, that the last three “New Build” projects that the school district completed were all done through the Pure Construction Management Procurement Method, including the $25 million Royal Oak Middle School, detailed below, which Unitech successfully completed with the district back in 2008.  In addition to Royal Oak Middle School, Unitech has completed 3 seismic upgrade projects as well as the Parkland Secondary School Fire Remediation project for the Saanich School District.   Feel free to review this article by clicking on the following link CEFPI Saanich School District CM Article.  It is a great promotion for the Pure Construction Management procurement method, Unitech’s one and only construction service.

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IMG_4399 CroppedConstruction of a new 5,944 M2 2 storey tilt-up concrete, structural steel and glue-lam school completed in a 20 month period during one of the busiest construction booms in BC’s history.

 

 

 


Friday, October 11th 2013

Kitsumkalum Health Centre Open For Business

We are happy to announce the opening of the Kitsumkalum First Nations brand new health centre.  Unitech provided Construction Management services on this new 411 square meter single storey wood framed health centre that includes site development consisting of onsite road and parking and underground services.

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Friday, July 26th 2013

Integrated Project Delivery

IPDElisa Brandts, President of PBK Architects, and Rick Boates, President of Unitech Construction Management recently teamed up to present on the the newest form of Construction Procurement, Integrated Project Delivery, to the Professional Services Management Association of Vancouver at a luncheon seminar June 27th at the Sutton Place Hotel.  The Integrated Project Delivery Method, or IPD for short, brings a collaborative alliance of professionals, systems, business structures and practices that harnesses the talents and insights of all participants to optimize project results, increase value to the owner, reduce waste, and maximize efficiency through all phases of design, fabrication, and construction.  To learn more about the IPD procurement method and how it compares to other construction procurement choices please download the presentation by clicking on the following link. PSMA IPD Final


Wednesday, July 24th 2013

Newly Awarded Projects

Unitech is proud to announce the award of three new projects over the past few weeks including the following:

North Delta Recreation Centre, The Corporation of Delta, Delta BC

Construction Management for the 27,000 sq ft expansion to the North Delta Recreation Centre to add a new full sized gymnasium / assembly space with a multi functional stage, new meeting and social gathering spaces, a 3,500 sq ft fitness centre, a new Cafe, area for art sales and a 3,250 sq ft North Delta Municipal Business Centre with a back up data room. The project also includes the relocation of the outdoor pool change rooms, staff facilities and mechanical room to become a part of the main building as well as extensive renovations and site redevelopment to the current facility all built to a LEED Silver standard.

Babine School Addition, School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes), Granisle, BC

Construction Management for the select demolition of sections of the old school to be replaced with prefabricated modular facilities.  Remaining portions of the old school will be renovated including the main entrance and administration area, the library and staff room and the gymnasium ancillary space.  Electrical, Mechanical and Exterior Envelope upgrades will be included in the project as well.

Sylvis Environmental Head Office, Sylvis Environmental, New Westminster, BC

Construction Management for a quality 2 ½ floor retail and commercial building above a half level of at grade parking on the site at 435 Seventh Street in New Westminster, BC.