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Canada | ELLISDON –|ATLANTIC REGION Canada COMPANY NAME Atlantic Expansion ELLISDON’S ATLANTIC REGION IS BRANCHING OUT INTO NEW PROJECTS AND TERRITORIES. BY JIM HARRIS EllisDon will deliver the new central library for Halifax Region Municipality in 2013. « T he easternmost arm of one of Canada’s largest construction companies is getting ready to take on new projects. EllisDon Corp.’s Atlantic division, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, this year opened a new office in St. John’s, Newfoundland, to coordinate the company’s first major project there in more than 25 years. “We see a lot of industrial, commercial and industrial project work coming out of there and a lot of growth there in the next five years,” Regional Vice President Brian Strecko says. The office opened in June to coordinate a $52 million, 500-bed residence hall at Memorial University in St. John’s. This project comprises of two separate buildings, 6-stories each, totalling 192,000 square feet with reinforced concrete masonry. Concrete structure work is well under way on the project, which is slated to conclude in 2013. EllisDon was awarded a stipulated price contract on the project earlier this year and has been hired to serve as general contractor. The St. John’s office, staffed by local personnel, is led by Regional Manager Ken Shugarue, who returned to the company after working for three years with the Newfoundland Department of Transportation and Works. He previously worked with EllisDon from 2000 to 2008 on projects outside of Newfoundland before returning to his home province. Newfoundland presents opportunity and new challenges for EllisDon. “There’s a lot of big work coming up there, but the trades and journeymen experience are very scarce, so that presents problems from increased cost to longer schedules,” Strecko says. “A lot of other companies don’t want to make the effort to go there to do the work, but we see it as a way to vertically integrate within our region and expand beyond the Maritime marketplace.” EllisDon – Atlantic Region • Annual sales: $200 million • Headquarters: Halifax, Nova Scotia • Employees: 30 “Without our suppliers, trades and vendors we have nothing, so every day we are constantly focused on those relationships.” –Brian Strecko, regional president Project Expertise EllisDon’s Atlantic division, established in the 1980s, is one of the company’s several regional bases. Recent years have seen the company take on a number of major projects in and around Halifax in part because of an increased government investment in replacing aging facilities and infrastructure, Strecko says. In 2013, the company will deliver a $45 million, 145,000-square-foot new central library for Halifax Region Municipality. The building, 172 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2011 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Energy Efficiency
Green Building
Executive Perspective
Best Practices
Bernards Construction – El Capitan High School
Bogner Construction Co. – College of Wooster Scot Center
Jean McClung Middle School
Hellas Sports Construction
The Walsh Group – NOAA Pacific Regional Headquarters
Haskell Co. – Scripps Proton Therapy Center
Robert A. Bothman Inc. – Stockton Unified School District
JE Dunn – Energy Systems Integration Facility
Rosendin Electric – AVUHSD Solar Project
Ratcliff Construction Company – Crossroads Church
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Flintco Pacific – Calaveras County Adult Detention Facility
Lee Lewis Construction – Angelo State University’s Plaza Verde Student Housing
Manhattan Construction – First Baptist Church of Dallas
Market & Johnson – Eau Claire County Courthouse project
McTech Corp – 97th Military Police Battalion Headquarters
Parkland Health & Hospital System
RBC Construction
Central Building and Preservation – Randolph Tower City Apartments
Scaparotti Construction Group
Trinity Properties – Trinity Place
Advanced Real Estate Services
Lawrence B. Wohl Inc./Wohl Diversified Services
TN Ward and Commercial Interiors – Maryland Live
ASX Construction – Parc Lafayette
Bayland Buildings Inc.
Dependable Mechanical Systems
New Dawn Developments
DSLD Homes
Aquilini Development and Construction Inc.
Cobalt Construction – Meta Housing
Lifestyle Communities
Pratt and Associates LLC
Miramonte Homes
MP J.J. Duffy Joint Venture/Pathway Senior Living LLC – Victory Centre Vernon Hills
Woodland Homes
Aecom/Inima Joint Venture – Hialeah, Fla., Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – Austin Water Treatment Plant No. 4
Pepper-Lawson Construction – Missouri City Surface Water Treatment Plant
MWH Constructors – AWT Improvements
Blount Contracting Inc.
Harbor Offshore Services
Cruz Construction Inc.
Humble Construction
Nova-Con Projects Ltd.
Trimen Electric
EllisDon Corp. – Atlantic Region
EllisDon Corp. – St. Joseph's Regional Mental Health Care
Focus Equities
Intercom Services Immobiliers
George Brown College – New Waterfront Campus
Seaside Transportation Services
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