EllisDon Corp. is the construction manager overseeing the construction of a world-class research station in the High Arctic for the Government of Canada. The Canadian High Arctic Research Station will provide a year-round presence in the region and deliver cutting-edge research, including environmental and resource development issues. Just shy of latitude 70 in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, the Canadian High Arctic Research Station sits on the Northwest Passage, and it is expected to demonstrate the impacts of climate change over the course of the next century. 

“It’s closer to the North Pole than it is to Ottawa, Canada’s capital,” EllisDon Senior Project Manager Norm Lauzon notes. “In a nutshell, there are four buildings on the campus, including two small triplex residential structures, a field and maintenance building and the main research building for an investment of $142.4 million for construction, equipment and fit-up.”

With Danis Building Construction Company celebrating 100 years in 2016, it’s clear the company is doing something right. Project Director Jim Albertson says a company doesn’t get to a milestone like that without doing a great job from a safety, quality, scheduling and budgetary standpoint. “We’re small enough to keep things personal, but big enough to have the capacity to build $140 to $200 million projects. Plus, we work really hard at building and maintaining relationships with our owners and our subcontractors, as well,” he says.

The Lemoine Co. specializes in construction, but the contractor says its business is really about people. “A commitment to the best possible human relationships helps us deliver the best possible built results,” it says.

The company is striving for those results on the expansion and renovation of Patrick Taylor Hall at the Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, La. According to the State of Louisiana Division of Administration, the hall will be among the largest freestanding engineering buildings in the nation when finished.

Spanning more than 462,000 square feet, the $110 million structure will feature laboratory space, a 250-seat auditorium, an academic support center and an addition that is connected by an atrium. It is aiming for completion in 2017.

The dream of a military hero is being realized by the construction of the Major General William H. Gourley VA – Department of Defense (DOD) Outpatient Clinic in Marina, Calif., by Otto Construction. Gourley, who passed away in 2008, was cited by the office of U.S. Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, as being instrumental in the clinic’s development, which Farr championed.

The clinic will be a fully integrated facility that serves military veterans, active-duty military members and their beneficiaries. It will replace existing and outdated VA and DOD clinics to provide comprehensive healthcare services in a modern space with improved efficiencies and expanded veteran and family resources.

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