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New Headquarters, New Website

Posted: 07/03/2018 - 10:15am

Eastern Construction will again collaborate with Kitestring, a Hamilton-based creative branding studio, to rejuvenate the corporate website in lockstep with the fit-out of our new headquarters designed by SGH Design Partners.  The new website will launch in the fourth quarter of 2018.

 

UOIT New Build 2021

Posted: 06/29/2018 - 10:56am

Eastern Construction has been selected as the successful proponent to provide Design-Build Services for the new General Academic and Student Building at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa.  With an overall current budget of $33 million, the project will encompass approximately 80,000 square feet over multiple floors and will include Classrooms (480 seats), Administration & Academic Offices, Study & Social areas and Dry Project & Research Labs.  This new facility will also house the Office of Student Life and the UOIT Student Union.  The core Design-Build Team includes Montgomery Sisam Architects & Architectural Counsel Inc in Joint Venture, RJC and Crossey Engineering.

 

New Office Location

Posted: 06/26/2018 - 9:34am

Eastern Construction will relocate head office operations to 2075 Kennedy Road, Toronto.  The move will take place at the end of Q4 2018.

Bessarion Community Centre

Posted: 05/25/2018 - 9:58am

Securing the project through a stipulated sum tender, Eastern has been selected to build the Bessarion Community Centre located adjacent Sheppard Avenue East, between Bayview and Leslie.

Designed by to MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects, the Bessarion Community Centre will serve Bayview Village and Concord Park Place.  The multi-function facility will house the following elements:

Recreation space comprised of a double gymnasium with change rooms, indoor running track, fitness studio, weight room, art rooms, preschool room, games room, community hall with kitchen, multi-purpose rooms

Six-lane lap pool, 25M in length

Leisure pool with water play features

Toronto Public Library branch

Childcare centre for 52 children with outdoor play areas

Underground parking for approximately 200-cars

Eastern Construction Partners with BEAT

Posted: 02/06/2018 - 1:27pm

Eastern Construction is pleased to share news of our plans to partner with and support BEAT, signing on as the Platinum sponsor.

Referencing their website, Building Equality in Architecture Toronto [BEAT] is an independent organization dedicated to supporting equality and diversity in the profession of Architecture through advocacy, community engagement, supporting minorities in Architecture and professional development. BEAT curates events and web content to promote the advancement of women in the profession, provide mentorship, networking and leadership opportunities.

BEAT was established by a fascinating group of people in the design community and aligns with Eastern’s portfolio of unique, bespoke projects that are built on collaboration, respect, and steadfast leadership.

www.beatoronto.com

 

Eastern Construction to Renovate St. Regis Hotel & Residences

Posted: 01/25/2018 - 11:21am

In the coming months, Eastern Construction will embark upon a renovation program at the Adelaide Hotel (the former Trump Tower) which, once complete, will launch the operation of the facility as the St. Regis Toronto.  The current scope of work initially consists of  two components, namely, a rejuvenation of the lobby area and renovation of the 31st floor restaurant.

The lobby renovation will include a series of visible and invisible improvements, both on the interior and exterior of the building.  Most notably, the lobby will be refreshed to align with the vision of the St. Regis brand and will receive new millwork and redesigned ceiling along with the introduction of a café.  Exterior changes to the property include improvements to the porte-cochere.

The restaurant and bar on the 31st floor, comprising the second component of the project, will be reimagined and rebranded in time for the launch of the St. Regis Toronto property.

Eastern to Construct High-Performance Mass-Timber Office Building for TRCA

Posted: 01/17/2018 - 9:25am

Eastern Construction has been awarded the construction management contract for the new TRCA Administrative Office Building.  The facility will utilize mass-timber as the prime medium and will be built adjacent a highly naturalized wooded ravine area.  The project will provide TRCA with 100,000 sq ft of modern office space.

Mass-timber has resurfaced to become a viable material for modern buildings and has seen popularity in mid-rise residential projects.  It would appear the TRCA project will be the second commercial building in the GTA to be constructed using mass-timber in nearly a century; 80 Atlantic Avenue, currently being built by Eastern Construction, is considered to be the first.

With preconstruction commencing shortly, the intent of the project is best described by TRCA in their visioning document:

“The building will be a healthy space for staff and visitors that will feature universal design principles; and will at minimum achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum, Toronto Green Standard Tier 2 (or Higher) and WELL Building Silver Certifications.  Further, TRCA will strive to meet zero carbon status for the building, and to evaluate the project using the five key components from the Canadian Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) Carbon Framework.  The project has been approved by the CaGBC as a pilot study participant under their Zero Carbon Building Immersion Program.”

Eastern Construction builds unique building for unique clients.  The TRCA project aligns with Eastern’s portfolio of high-performance buildings that include Spectrum Square with HOOPP (LEED Gold), Queen Richmond Centre with Allied Properties REIT (LEED Gold), Evergreen at the Brickworks (LEED Platinum), numerous LEED certified facilities for Toronto Police Service, and the highly acclaimed Sisters of St. Joseph Residence located along the Don Valley, a project which incorporates the majority of high-performance systems under consideration by TRCA.

Jackman Law Granted Ontario Builder Award

Posted: 02/06/2017 - 4:02pm

The $44 Million renovation and expansion of the Jackman Faculty of Law Building at the University of Toronto is the recipient of the Ontario General Contractor’s Association (OGCA) ‘Group 3 Commercial’ category of the Ontario Builder Awards.

Measuring 158,000 ft2, the project was comprised of the 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 consists of a multicomponent envelope of curtain wall, aluminum cladding, and limestone on a structural steel frame with concrete slab on deck.  The building included a significant structural cantilever to account for the root system of an existing mature oak tree, in-floor heating to provide comfortable learning within the 200-seat Moot Court, high environmental standards, and several communal areas for collaborative learning which highlight the spectacular natural views on all sides of the building.

Key subtrades contributing to the successful delivery of the Jackman Law project include:

Pipe-All Plumbing & Heating (Mechanical)

Urban Electric (Electrical)

M&G Steel (Structural Steel)

Eastern Construction Scores a Hat-Trick

Posted: 02/06/2017 - 3:59pm

Eastern is pleased to announce Queen Richmond Centre has received its third industry award in as many months. 

The Ontario General Contractor’s Association (OGCA) selected Queen Richmond Centre as the top project in the ‘Group 4 Commercial’ category of the Ontario Builder Awards.  “Group 4 Commercial” is one of the most highly contested categories for projects ranging in value from $75 Million to $150 Million. Eastern Construction is honoured to be recognized by OGCA.

Key subtrades contributing to the successful delivery of this notable Construction Management assignment include:

Walters (Structural Steel)

Ferguson Neudorf (Glass)

Geo. A. Kelson (Mechanical)

Guild Electric (Electrical)

Alliance (Concrete Forming)

 

 

Eastern wins 2016 TCA Project Achievement Award

Posted: 01/24/2017 - 9:33am

Toronto Construction Association has announced the recipients of the 2016 TCA “Best of the Best” Awards with Eastern Construction winning the coveted Project Achievement Award (Large Project Category).

“TCA's Project Achievement Awards pay tribute to member companies on large, medium and small projects who raise the bar in terms of professional excellence. What sets these projects apart is unique teamwork, dedication, innovation, professionalism and leadership that together culminate in an ‘extraordinary’ project achievement.”

Eastern’s project entry was Queen Richmond Centre, an $88 Million adaptive reuse and vertical expansion of a heritage property to serve as a high-tech commercial complex in the Entertainment District.  Queen Richmond Centre was built using the Construction Management delivery model. 

To win the Project Achievement Award, proponents must demonstrate the project team innovated, overcame challenges related to budget/schedule/quality control, employed unique safety and environmental protocols, and demonstrated ethical conduct and professional throughout the project.

TCA will present the “Best of the Best” Awards during it’s Annual General Meeting set for February 9, 2017.

 

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