The Ontario Builder Awards showcase member’s latest and greatest projects including professional office buildings, restaurants, department stores, waste water treatment plants, hotels and recreational facilities. Some of the greatest achievements in history are buildings constructed by General Contractors and we are proud of our members’ accomplishments in achieving construction excellence.
The 2017 Ontario Builder Awards were presented at the OGCA Construction Symposium by Andrew Younghusband, star of Canada’s Worst Driver and Canada’s Worst Handyman. Thank you to all of excellent project submissions.
Winners were honoured at the event and prominently featured in the Spring Issue of The Generals Magazine.
GROUP 1 BUILDINGS
The Log Cabin project was a truly unique project. The Town of Oakville wanted to hoist the 195 year old cabin in the air, transport it down a public pathway and then place it on a new foundation. Once in place, the cabin had to be restored to its original state using traditional carpentry methods. A deck was then added to the original structure.
WINNER – GROUP 1 – BUILDINGS Rutherford Contracting Ltd.
Oakville Harbour Re-Development – Lyon’s Log Cabin Restoration
OWNER: Corporation of the Town of Oakville
PRIME CONSULTANT: The MBTW Group
MAJOR SUBTRADE: Columbia Masonry Contracting Inc.
MAJOR SUBTRADE: Custom Cupola & Steeple Co. Ltd.
MAJOR SUBTRADE: C.R. Leaist Construction
GROUP 1 INDUSTRIAL
Bronnenco Construction Ltd. was awarded the contract for the construction of the 6,500 sq ft penthouse rooftop addition at the London Hospital Linen Service’s (LHLS) facility in London, Ontario. The addition was constructed to house 20 industrial size dryers to accommodate LHLS’s expansion.
WINNER – GROUP 1 – INDUSTRIAL Bronnenco Construction Ltd.
London Hospital Linen Penthouse Addition
OWNER: London Hospital Linen Service Inc.
PRIME CONSULTANT: VanBoxmeer & Stranges
MAJOR SUBTRADE: Dielco Industrial Contractors Ltd.
MAJOR SUBTRADE: Curney Mechanical Ltd.
MAJOR SUBTRADE: Thermo Design Insulation Ltd.
GROUP 2 BUILDINGS
Alberici constructed a world class Fire Training facility for Bruce Power, to allow its emergency staff to hone their fire-fighting and emergency response skills. The facility provides realistic training scenarios including live fire and artificial smoke in controlled environments which includes environmental monitoring, air handling and multiple levels of safety shutdown. The facility was designed to address the unique demands of an indoor fire fighting training facility, including effectively withstanding and removing the heat, flame, smoke and fire fighting water from repeated training sessions.
WINNER – GROUP 2 – BUILDINGS Alberici Constructors, Ltd.
Bruce Power Fire Training Facility
OWNER: Bruce Power LP
PRIME CONSULTANT: NA Engineering
MAJOR SUBTRADE: E.S. Fox Ltd.
MAJOR SUBTRADE: J-Aar Excavating Limited
MAJOR SUBTRADE: Core Tec Contracting
GROUP 2 INDUSTRIAL
In December 2014, Atwood Resources existing facility was devastated by a fire that destroyed their main building. After several minor delays, construction started in May 2015. The building design was purposely comprised of non-combustible materials including concrete foundations, floor slabs, structural steel, precast hollow core roof slabs and insulated precast flexwall exterior walls.
WINNER – GROUP 2 – INDUSTRIAL Ball Construction Ltd.
Atwood Resources Inc. – Plant Reconstruction
OWNER: Atwood Resources Inc.
PRIME CONSULTANT: Ausenco Engineering Canada
MAJOR SUBTRADE: Roberts Group
MAJOR SUBTRADE: Velocity Mechanical
GROUP 3 BUILDINGS
The 158,000 sq ft facility is comprised of partial demolition and complete renovation of the three-storey Bora Laskin Law Library, connected seamlessly with the new four-storey Crescent Building, which maintains the previously existing connections to the adjacent heritage building, Sir J. Flavelle House. The building is framed by Philosophers Walk to the south and west, the Faculty of Music Edward Johnson Building and heritage designated Sir J. Flavelle House to the north, and the east face of the Crescent Building follows the curve of Queens Park Crescent.
WINNER – GROUP 3 – BUILDINGS Eastern Construction Company Limited
University of Toronto – Jackman Law Building Expansion & Renovation
OWNER: University of Toronto
PRIME CONSULTANT: B+H Architect
MAJOR SUBTRADE: Pipe-All Plumbing & Heating Inc.
MAJOR SUBTRADE: Urban Electrical Contractors
MAJOR SUBTRADE: M & G Steel
GROUP 3 INDUSTRIAL
The new West Harbour GO facility is part of Metrolinx’s plan to expand train services to the Hamilton area via its Lakeshore West corridor along the current CN Rail main line. Hamilton’s newest mobility hub will connect the regional transportation network and the future LRT line, improving the daily commute and quality of life for Hamilton’s residents and its visitors. Located at the north end of the Jamesville neighbourhood, the project offers high quality design, transit access, and public realm improvements that support revitalization.
WINNER – GROUP 3 – INDUSTRIAL Kenaidan Contracting Ltd.
West Harbour GO Station
PRIME CONSULTANT: IBI Group
MAJOR SUBTRADE: Besseling Mechanical Inc.
MAJOR SUBTRADE: Net Electric Limited
MAJOR SUBTRADE: Reimar Construction Corporation
GROUP 4 BUILDINGS
The project involved the adaptive re-use of two 5 floor brick-and-beam buildings in Toronto’s downtown Entertainment district and construction of a new 11 floor, 250,000 sq ft concrete office tower above the existing buildings. Below the office tower and between the historic buildings is a 75-foot high atrium lobby and event space with a wood ceiling.
WINNER – GROUP 4 – BUILDINGS Eastern Construction Company Limited
Queen Richmond Centre West
OWNER: Allied Properties REIT
PRIME CONSULTANT: Sweeny Sterling Finlayson & Co. Architects
MAJOR SUBTRADE: Ferguson Neudorf Glass Inc.
MAJOR SUBTRADE: Walters Inc.
MAJOR SUBTRADE: Geo. A. Kelson Company Limited
MAJOR SUBTRADE: Alliance Forming Ltd.
MAJOR SUBTRADE: Guild Electric Limited
GROUP 5 BUILDINGS
The new multi-storey Women’s College Hospital contains clinical, surgical, research and educational facilities, as well as administrative and other non-clinical space, designed to support and promote innovative ambulatory programs and services. Designed differently than traditional hospitals, the new facility was not built around in-patient wards and bedrooms, but rather around specialized operating suites and clinical “neighbourhoods” that integrate treatment, research and education. The new facility allows an increase in patient visits by more than 70 percent.
WINNER – GROUP 5 – BUILDINGS Walsh Canada / Bondfield Construction Company Limited (JV)
Women’s College Hospital Redevelopment
OWNER: Women’s College Hospital
PRIME CONSULTANT: Perkins Eastman Black/IBI Group Architects in joint venture
MAJOR SUBTRADE: Mometal – Toronto Office
MAJOR SUBTRADE: All Wood Fine Interiors
MAJOR SUBTRADE: Greenfield Painting Services
GROUP 6 BUILDINGS
The entire development was built on the principles of inclusiveness, aiming to be a centre of excellence and accessibility that exceeded code requirements, including LEED Gold requirements. The neighbourhood was designed to ensure the public realm was pedestrian friendly and included bold civic gestures. When the games concluded, the village was converted to legacy use, known as the Canary District, which includes the new Cooper Koo YMCA, George Brown College’s first student residence and 40,000 sq ft of health and wellness retail, making it a unique place to live.
WINNER – GROUP 6 – BUILDINGS EllisDon Corporation
Pan Am Athletes’ Village
OWNER: Dundee Kilmer Developments Ltd.
PRIME CONSULTANT: architectsAlliance
MAJOR SUBTRADE: Classic Tile Contractors Limited
MAJOR SUBTRADE: UCC Group Inc.
Award of Distinction
Kenaidan Contracting Ltd. – West Harbour GO Station