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Stuart Olson – University of Lethbridge Markin Hall Institutional | STUART OLSON – UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE MARKIN HALL • Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada • Contract value: $65 million • Scope: 100,000-square-foot hall –Bill Scales, project manager “A good relationship with the trades goes a long way.” $65 »The havemillion MarkintoHall will the capacity accommodate 450 students. Institutional Expertise Stuart Olson is schooled in building for a range of industries. In addition to its work on at the University of Lethbridge, other institutional projects it has tackled in Alberta include: Education • Centennial High School in Calgary • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Polytechnic Expansion project in Calgary Healthcare • Red Deer Regional Hospital redevelopment in Red Deer • Peter Lougheed Centre Redevelopment in Calgary • St. Michaels Health Centre in Lethbridge Recreation • Collicut Centre in Red Deer • Westside Regional Recreation Centre in Calgary • Okotoks Arena/Recreation Centre expansion in Okotoks Civic • Edmonton City Hall in Edmonton • Canmore Civic Centre in Canmore • Country Hills Multi Services Centre in Calgary • Edmonton New Remand Centre in Edmonton Built by a Team T COLLABORATION BETWEEN ALL PARTIES MADE THIS PROJECT RUN SMOOTHLY AND AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. BY GENEVIEVE DIESING he University of Lethbridge in southern Alberta is incorporating a new facility that will provide capacity for 450 students in health sciences and management studies programs and will provide specialized instructional spaces, office and research space. Dubbed Markin Hall, it will house the university’s Centres of Research Excellence, including the Centre for Health Management Research and the Centre for Socially Responsible Marketing, and will provide room for the growth of the International Program, the Management Development Centre and the Career Enhancement Centre. The $65 million hall will benefit both the university and Alberta, the university says. The university placed the management of the construction process of such a notable job in the hands of Stuart Olson Constructors – a contractor whom the University of Lethbridge has trusted with several of its projects. Working as a Team As the construction manager for the project, Stuart Olson began working on the job in February 2008 and expects to be completed in May 2010. Construction on the four-level, 100,000-square-foot, LEED silver building is going smoothly, Project Manager Bill Scales says. He says this is due in part to the team’s ability to work together and resolve issues quickly. Brian Sullivan, director of major construction projects at the university, agrees. “We’ve worked as a team on the whole project, and we review issues and problems and challenges almost on a daily basis,” he says. “We’re doing great – a little ahead of schedule – and we are looking very good for a strong completion.” Sullivan says teamwork has been key on this project, and Scales says that much of this has to do with the top-notch subcontractors on the job. “We’ve had great success with trades so far,” he says. “I’m proud of our relationships CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM DECEMBER 2009 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - December 2009

Construction Today - December 2009
2010 Construction Forecast
Special Focus
Product Showcase: Hand Tools
F&R Construction Group Inc.
Suffolk Construction: Met 2
Weitz Co.: Solaris at Crossroads
Chance Construction Co.
Allied Building Products Corp.
Bird Construction Co. Inc.: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Broccolini Construction Inc.: EDC Headquarters
CJ Pink Ltd.
Cobra Corporate Management Inc.
DDRM: The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
Q.B. Construction
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
REIG Capital
Blumenfeld Development Group & Forrest City Ratner – East River Plaza
Clark Construction: Michigan International Speedway
Morton Buildings Inc.
Triangle Associates Inc.: The Gallery on Fulton
Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Walsh Construction: Mercy Corps.
Wasatch Advantage Group: San Tropez
Profitable Contractor
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
S.T. Wooten
American Civil Constructors Inc.
Archer Western: I-75/I-475 Reconstruction
Cleland Site Prep Inc.
Delaware DOT: Indian River Inlet Bridge
Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
International Construction Equipment Inc.
Kiewit Pacific Co.: SR 519 – Seattle Intermodal Access Project
Plaza Construction Corp.
B. Gottardo Construction Ltd.
Bergmann Associates: Walkway Over The Hudson
Craig Olden Inc.
G.M. Sipes Construction Inc.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co.: Ten- Mile Interchange
J.F. White
Malcom Drilling Co. Inc.
Mid Eastern Buildings Inc.: Southampton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Minnesota Department of Transportation: I35W Crosstown/ Urban Partnership
Nicholson Construction Co.
Papich Construction Co. Inc.: Route 46 Expansion Project
Tilcon New York Inc.: Interstate
Tyam Excavation and Shoring Ltd.
W.C. English Inc.: U.S. 321
West Electric Corp.
Industry Trends
Turner Construction Co.: Eastern High School
Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project
DASNY: Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
University of Houston Student Housing
HDR Architecture Inc.
Marshall-Lee Construction Corp.
RA-LIN & Associates
Suffolk Construction: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Suffolk Construction: FIU School of International and Public Affairs
Swinerton Builders
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Bird Construction
Casey Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School
Clark: Lowell Reception Center
Gilbane/Banks Joint Venture: Coppin State University
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: FORSCOM/USARC New Headquarters
Shaw Construction: Mesa State College Student Center
Shiel Sexton: Butler University
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.: Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage
Stuart Olson: New Edmonton Remand Centre
The Christman Co.
Turner Construction Co
Weddle Construction Ltd.
Construction Coach
Polimeni International
Greenpark Homes
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Construction Law
Centerpoint Builders
Last Look: DANSY

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