Under this contract, Maple Reinders was responsible for providing a turn-key package of design, permitting and construction services for the conversion of an existing warehouse building into a 112,800 SF self-storage facility.
The existing building structure was a combination of past additions and included aluminum curtainwall, load bearing masonry, structural steel, and exterior flexwall panels. Maple Reinders’ scope included the construction of a new second floor structure within the building that consisted of steel framing and concrete slab on deck. Maple Reinders utilized helical piles to support the new columns, as a Design-Build solution, to overcome the low bearing capacity. This solution provided cost savings as it limited the amount of slab removal and excavation required to accommodate the new piers.
To provide rental area as early as possible, the project was divided into two phases. Maple Reinders first provided occupancy of Phase 1 and worked effectively around the Owner’s operations during the completion of Phase 2. Maple Reinders was able to accelerate the contract schedule and achieved Substantial Performance four weeks ahead of schedule.
Maple Reinders was awarded the Design-Build contract for Bluebird’s new six-storey self-storage facility located in Toronto, ON. The new facility includes approximately 168,000 SF of floor area which comprises mainly storage lockers and a small retail office area.