Seniors care facility with 90 basic care units & 15 assisted living units. Featuring geothermal well water, solar systems and recycled rain water. New construction performed without interrupting the existing care home.
VanCity North Burnaby 2011
10,500 sq. ft. interior upgrade to two storeys of existing structure. Featured 27 ft. high living wall, pine beetle wood trellis and achieved LEED Gold Certification.
Killarney Community Pool 2006
New community pool facility including a 25m lap, leisure and hot pools. Other features were a water slide, diving platform & steam room. It involved the coordination of a wide range of trade contractors & suppliers and SBW self performing the challenging concrete forming & placing elements.
Children’s & Women’s Mental Health 2007
Deconstruction of a 62 year old building to a bare structure. A complete seismic upgrade, renovations and additions to upgrade this 70,000 sq. ft. building to a modern facility. A project with numerous unique construction challenges and included achieving a LEED Silver Certification.
Operating ENG Local 115 Office
Complete demolition of their former office space in the 4-Storey, 25,000 square foot building. SBW worked with design team to upgrade the building to current codes, and then to build a state of the art office with modern technology & finishes to serve the Local 115 membership.
Columbia Square 2010
51,125 sq.ft. Retail shopping centre expansion, consisting of an underground parking structure & three retail structures on-grade.
Commercial Station 2002
Constructed on the north bank of the Grandview Cut adjacent to a very busy rail line and in a very congested traffic area. This project enhanced our skills in problem solving and coordinating complex construction activities in a very difficult work site.
Walter Moberly School Seismic Upgrade (2009)
The seismic upgrade of the existing school included new interior and exterior concrete pilasters, concrete shear walls, wood frame shear walls, steel bracing, soil anchors, steel drag struts, wood joist to beam and joist to foundation connections. The project was performed in three (3) phases to allow the classes to proceed.
WEST VANCOUVER PUBLIC SAFETY & MUNICIPAL HALL BUILDING
The West Vancouver Public Safety & Municipal Hall project involved the addition of a full Police Services building, increasing the size of the current City Hall, the construction of a new parking structure and seismic upgrades to the existing facility. This complex addition required tying into a fully occupied operational building, the replacement of the entire facade of the building as well as switching over the electrical, sanitary and storm systems while maintaining operations. The project required careful phasing in order to build a new parking area, as the existing parking structure needed to be demolished in order to construct the new building. The project targeted equivalent of LEED Gold.
Commercial/Broadway Stations Upgrade – In Progress
SBW is currently performing the Commercial/Broadway Stations Upgrade for TransLink. The work includes adding a new bridge access over ‘the cut’, new stairs, elevator, escalator, and passeralle over Shoppers Dug Mart & across Broadway Street, and the addition of a new platform on the eastside of the Vancouver bound track.
BC Nurses Union – Building Expansion
The BCNU office is a new 35,000 square foot, 5-storey steel building, erected over two levels of underground parking for members & visitors to the BCNU. The building was built shadowing LEED standards, with an efficient building envelope comprised of Swiss Pearl panels, glazing and a green roof. New education rooms, as well as a new entrance to the building are found on Level 1. Level 2 provides more education rooms, meeting rooms, a library & a connection to the existing building. Levels 3 & 4 provide office & clerical space, while Level 5 contains a state of the art boardroom.
Vancouver Central Library – Levels 8 & 9, Vancouver, BC
SBW is delighted to work with the City of Vancouver on the expansion to Levels 8 & 9 of the Vancouver Central Library downtown. The project creates an additional 35,000 S.F. of programmable library space. It will include a 2-storey public atrium, a quiet reading room, community-use spaces, administrative offices, and multi-purpose rooms with a catering kitchen. A portion of the building exterior at Level 9 will be demolished to make way for a significant public roof garden. Existing terraces on both the north and south sides of Level 8 will be updated to allow public access.
COV – West Annex Seismic Upgrade, Vancouver, BC
SBW performed the seismic upgrade on the main floor and two underground parking levels of the building, including the vehicular ramp from the street level. The work included demolition, temporary shoring of existing structures, new concrete foundations including post-tensioned soil anchors, concrete topping and repairs, use of FRP reinforcement, new exterior BRB steel bracing, renovation to aluminum storefront system, concrete planters and landscaping, new membrane on the main floor including steel reinforcing of existing steel beams above the ceiling, and related removal & restoration of ceilings.
Molson Coors – Fraser Valley Brewery, Chilliwack, BC
SBW is proud to be the Construction Manager for the new $200 Million-Dollar state of the art Molson Coors Canada, Fraser Valley Brewery located in Chilliwack BC. Located at the intersection of Vedder Road & the Trans-Canada Highway, the site consists of an existing 35.33-acre legal parcel vacant agricultural land, with the new facility planned for having a total building footprint of 400,000 Sq. Ft.
Kitsilano Pool Remediation
The Kitsilano Pool Remediation project required the removal and replacement of the pool basin membrane, including caulking & gutter repair of the pool deck structure, including control joints that seal the pool, the supply of an electric pump to replenish sea water and dewater pumps. Fully sealed scaffolding was erected over the pool and deck area in order to ensure the pool basin remained dry while we performed the work.
Vanterm – Maintenance Building Expansion
SBW have previously worked on the Vanterm site; having built the original building in the 1970’s. The Vanterm Maintenance Building Expansion and Renovation current works requires us to build a combination of offices, lunchrooms, washrooms and locker areas plus an equipment workshop as well as all ancillary mechanical and electrical. It is comprised of additions to the building of approximately 9000 square feet and renovations to some 7500 square feet located at the GCT Container Terminal located at 1300 Stewart Street, Vancouver.
UBC Museum of Anthropology – Addition & Upgrade
SBW’s scope of work will include a new Masterworks Gallery, which will provide the opportunity to enhance the functionality of the theatre gallery by increasing its capacity, improving its technical design, and positioning it outside of the admission and security zone. This space will accommodate a range of lectures, presentations and performances. There will be a sound booth for AV equipment to ensure that the events that take place will be well served by up-to-date technology, as well as black box capability for films and presentations. The capacity of the theatre will have a combination of permanent and movable seats for maximum flexibility, up to 130 seats. The stage will be at least 25% bigger than the current Ames Theatre and will have significantly larger wings. Washroom upgrades will be undertaken in the museum lobby to meet code requirements and new washrooms will be added for the theatre. There will be new Landscape work around the museum, particularly to the west side that will include new and/or modified pathways, exterior lighting, and some additions of plant species.
Roofing, envelope and skylights upgrades: as all roof systems are original to construction in 1972 and are at the end of their useful service life, they will be replaced with new roofing systems and tie-in to adjacent building. Skylights within the original building will be replaced with new double-glazed, high performance assemblies and new roof tie-in details be completed.
Structural Seismic Upgrades: Fundamental to the work are issues of preservation of the museum and its architectural heritage as one of Canada’s most celebrated public buildings. Antiquated lighting will be updated to new, more energy efficient type within the Great Hall. Some building code and life safety upgrades, such as fire suppression systems will also be undertaken.
SBW Corporate Office
The new head office for Smith Bros. & Wilson in the Port Kells area of Surrey, is a three-storey, 18,000 SF concrete and wood office building, with a curtain wall, wood & metal cladding envelope and featuring two fully glazed cantilever offices at the West and East ends. The new site will also include a 5,000 SF storage warehouse, yard and parking lot.
The office building will house all of SBW’s office staff in 33 offices and 4 meeting rooms, as well as include a large reception area, kitchen/lunch room, elevator, staff showers and both a patio and a deck for BBQ’s. The project will take approximately 12 months to be completed and it is currently in the permitting process.