MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 11, 2022 /CNW/ - Bird Construction Inc.
("Bird") announced today that it has been selected by the City of
Barrie to take the role of General Contractor for the City's
Wastewater Treatment Facility (WwTF) upgrade program ("the
Project"). Together with Maple
Reinders in a Joint-Venture (MBJV), a collaborative entity,
Bird will assume primary responsibility for construction services
for the duration of the Project which will be delivered through an
Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) model. The construction cost
estimate for the project is valued at approximately $125 million.
Investments to improve the City of Barrie's WwTF infrastructure
are being made to ensure optimal design and delivery of wastewater
services for the City of Barrie, while accommodating growth. The
redevelopment and expansion of the City's WwTF will be managed as a
Design and Construction Program combining a series of distinct,
interdependent projects, to be delivered in a coordinated and
sequenced approach, making IPD an ideal delivery method.
IPD is a contracting method that promotes productivity and
efficiency, through bringing together the owner, consultants,
general contractor, and occasionally, trade contractors, and
suppliers, to work together in a collaborative setting. The IPD
model aligns incentives for the partners through terms that
incentivize the achievement of project goals and provides full
transparency regarding project costs. Leading the construction
activities for the Project, Bird will provide input into the
planning and design processes to support and contribute to their
successful planning and delivery.
"Bird has established a prominent industry position in
collaborative contracting and I am pleased to see this recognized
through multiple IPD awards that have contributed substantially to
our robust Backlog," said Teri
McKibbon, President and CEO of Bird. "Over the past several
years, we have been awarded a number of wastewater projects under
this contracting method, and we look forward to bringing our
technical and project execution expertise to the City of Barrie.
This Project contributes to our expanding portfolio and reach in
Ontario and reflects our
discipline and diligence in providing a highly regarded client
service approach that positions us to continue to build long-term
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involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors
which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to
materially differ from those expressed or implied by the
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About Bird Construction
is a leading Canadian construction company operating from
coast-to-coast and servicing all of Canada's major markets. Bird provides a
comprehensive range of construction services from new construction
for industrial, commercial, institutional, and civil infrastructure
markets; to industrial maintenance, repair and operations services,
heavy civil construction, and mine support services; as well as
vertical infrastructure including, electrical, mechanical, and
specialty trades. For over 100 years, Bird has been a
people-focused company with an unwavering commitment to safety and
a high level of service that provides long-term value for all
SOURCE Bird Construction Inc.