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Toronto Old City Hall HVAC Upgrades

Job Type:

Heating and Cooling System Upgrade

Owner:

City of Toronto

General Contractor:

The Atlas Corporation

Approximate Value:

$20 Million

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Bird Mechanical’s scope of work involved installing a newly designed heating and cooling system throughout the entire 500,000 square foot complex currently used by the Government of Ontario as a courthouse. This project was scheduled to be completed in a six-year time frame. The work was completed throughout the building while it continued to run as a fully operational courthouse. The new heating and cooling system was fed from the Enwave Steam and Deep Lake Cooling distribution systems. They are piped through several heat exchangers in the basement and attic of the facility. The services are distributed throughout the building using newly installed piping systems. In order to get these services to each of the floors, old existing duct shafts were modified and used to minimize disturbing the heritage status of the facility’s interior. Each floor had several new air handling units installed to distribute the new heating and cooling throughout the offices and court rooms.

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William Osler Health System

Job Type:

Etobicoke General Hospital Early Works Project

Owner:

William Osler Health System

General Contractor:

Bird Mechanical Ltd.

Consultant:

Stantec Architecture

Approximate Value:

$10.7 Million

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Bird Mechanical was awarded the contract for the William Osler Health System Etobicoke General Hospital Early Works Project. The scope of work involved upgrades and expansion to the current heating and cooling systems in order to prepare for the future hospital expansion project. Bird Mechanical managed this project as the general contractor and was responsible for the subtrades including, but not limited to, electrical, civil, structural, site services, medical gases, fire protection, building automation, demolition and asbestos removal. Bird Mechanical was responsible for supplying all labour and materials for all mechanical work for ventilation; boilers which included two new 200HP boilers; a heating system including two 20hp pumps with VFD’s; two steam plate and frame heat exchangers; four 600 ton chillers; a new cooling system including three 50hp pumps, three 40ph pumps, three 30hp pumps, two 125hp pumps, two 25hp pumps, and one 75hp pump all with VFD’s; a new 800 ton BAC cooling tower including a winder operation option; two heat exchangers for free cooling upgrades on the cooling tower and condenser water system; upgrades on the high pressure steam system, water treatment, building HVAC, C.S.A, plumbing and gas. We completed a 105m underground directional bore for 12” HDPE drainage pipe, as well as, the installation of 600 feet of 8” domestic cold water stainless steel line to feed the new patient tower which was under construction at the time. We reworked the storm lines and tie-in connection of buried condenser water piping. Bird Mechanical coordinated extensive shutdowns for the tie-ins. Each shutdown affected the entire needs of the hospital and operating rooms. Bird Mechanical and EGH worked together to schedule shutdown times to minimize the effect to the staff and patients, and to keep the hospital in working order.

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Macdonald Block Complex Disentanglement Project

Owner:

Infrastructure Ontario

General Contractor:

Bird Mechanical Ltd.

Consultant:

Adamson Associates Architects

Approximate Value:

$8.5 Million

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Bird Mechanical was awarded the project for the Infrastructure Ontario MacDonald Block Complex Disentanglement Project. The Macdonald Block Complex is a set of four office buildings that houses cabinet ministers, Ontario government ministries and the largest concentration of Ontario public servants. It is located just east of Queen’s Park consists of four towers The Ferguson Block, The Hearst Block, The Hepburn Block and The Mowat Block. Managing this project as the General Contractor, Bird Mechanical’s scope of work was to supply all labour, materials, equipment and subcontractors to decommission, divert, and isolate the mechanical services for future renovation work. A new chilled water system was connected to existing 20” Enwave System, equipment included new pumps, heat exchangers complete with high performance isolation valves which connected to the existing services within the complex. The domestic water system was upgraded and a new 8” incoming water was installed to serve the entire complex. Additionally, the steam system was upgraded to support the new capabilities of the mechanical systems and to comply with new building codes. Bird Mechanical coordinated the construction of new mechanical room, new electrical room and new water meter room to an existing parking level which required shoring and concrete helical piles for floor reinforcement. Our subcontractors included fire alarm, electrical, high voltage work, civil, structural, engineering, and sprinkler service. In order to meet the critical deadlines, it was necessary for Bird Mechanical to have crews working 24 hours around the clock at times to keep up with the schedule.

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Queen’s University Steam Line & Boiler Replacement Project

Owner:

Queens University

General Contractor:

Bird Mechanical Ltd.

Consultant:

Doherty Engineering

Approximate Value:

$8.2 Million

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Bird Mechanical was awarded the Queen’s University West Campus Steam Line & Boiler Replacement Project. The scope of work encompassed three project sites including the following campuses, Donald Gordon, St. Mary’s and West Campus. The scope of work involved the supply and installation of a new steam boilers system and associated equipment within the new steam plant including boiler breeching, all electrical and mechanical work within the steam plant, installation of a new direct buried steam piping, condensate piping, gas piping, non-potable water piping and electrical conduit from the new steam plant up to the existing area well. Bird Mechanical built a new boiler house for the equipment and completed 3,000 feet of underground piping installation, we managed all excavation and landscape restoration. Additionally, we were responsible for the supply and installation of new domestic hot water tanks, civil, piping, insulation, electrical, BAS services and the mechanical room demobilization.

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City of Toronto – Data Centre

Job Type:

Data Centre – New Chiller Installation

Owner:

City of Toronto

General Contractor:

Bird Mechanical Ltd.

Consultant:

SNC-Lavalin Inc

Approximate Value:

$4 Million

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Bird Mechanical upgraded the cooling system for the City of Toronto Data Centre in a critical facility. The work was completed in multiple phases to ensure there was enough cooling capacity and redundancy for the building without interruptions, as it is operational 24/7. Bird Mechanical replaced three existing 350 ton chillers, cooling towers, heat exchangers and pumps. All new chilled water and condenser water piping were completed by using stainless steel piping. Temporary PVC piping was utilized during the change to ensure that all systems are working during the construction phases. The chillers were installed and commissioned one at a time and had to be hoisted through an opening within the roof. Bird Mechanical installed a temporary enclosure through the roof opening and made this an access point for all materials and equipment going out and coming in. Once everything was installed and commissioned, the permanent roof enclosure was reinstated.

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Enercare Centre Co Gen Installation

Job Type:

Co-Gen Installation

Owner:

The Board of Governors of Exhibition Place

General Contractor:

Bird Mechanical Ltd.

Approximate Value:

$2.7 Million

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Bird Mechanical was awarded the mechanical contract to install a Caterpillar G3520E 2233 HP generator, a York 220 ton absorption chiller, and a BAC Crossflow cooling tower. In order to install the generator and cooling tower an 800 ton crane had to be used to lift the 100,000 lbs generator and 18,000 lbs cooling tower onto the roof of the kitchen at the Direct Energy Centre.

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Seneca College Geothermal Plant

Owner:

Seneca College

General Contractor:

Aecon Construction Group Inc.

Approximate Value:

$2.5 Million

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Bird Mechanical was awarded the mechanical contract for the Seneca College King Campus Geothermal Project working for Aecon Construction Group Inc. The project scope of work included the supply and installation of all labour, materials and equipment to complete the geothermal heating & cooling system. The equipment installation included hot water boilers, heat pumps, heat exchangers, air, glycol tank and expansion tank arrangement, pumps and variable frequency drives. Bird Mechanical installed heating and cooling coils to all existing air handling units and upgraded the supply and return fans with inverter duty motors complete with variable frequency drives. Bird Mechanical tied in to the new geothermal system installed by Aecon up to the mechanical room. Bird Mechanical provided assistance in commissioning and training with owner stipulated commissioning agency.

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Guelph Laboratory Air Handling Unit Replacement

Owner:

Colliers Project Leaders Inc.

General Contractor:

Bird Mechanical Ltd.

Consultant:

HH Angus & Associates Ltd.

Approximate Value:

$2.5 Million

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Bird Mechanical was awarded the project for the Guelph Laboratory Air Handling Unit Replacement Project. Our role was General Contractor and Bird Mechanical was responsible for the supply and installation of all materials, labour and equipment to install four custom air handling units complete with all piping, valves and accessories. The scope of work was completed in seven phases to ensure there was no disruption to the day-to-day operations. Bird Mechanical managed subcontractors including electrical, sheet metal, controls, civil, insulations, chemical treatment and balancing.

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Humber College Data Centre

Owner:

Humber College

General Contractor:

Bird Mechanical Ltd.

Consultant:

Racon Data Centres

Approximate Value:

$2.4 Million

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Bird Mechanical was awarded the contract for the Humber College Data Centre Build-Out. The project scope included the supply and installation of all the chilled water plant upgrades. Equipment included, 120-ton multi stack chiller complete with a lose energy recovery system, fire suppression system, Liebert chilled water computer room a/c units, low voltage track busway, UPS system, MCC and batteries. Working as the General Contractor, Bird Mechanical was responsible for the subtrades including controls, BAS, HVAC, electrical, structural, civil and finishing’s. We conducted all start-ups, testing and commissioning. We understand the importance of reliability, redundancy and security for mission critical data centres such as Humber College. From the start of the project, we implemented high level risk assessment procedures to maintain the integrity and use of the Data Centre and to mitigate any possible risks to the building.

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Enercare Centre – New Chiller Installation

Job Type:

New Chiller Installation

Owner:

City of Toronto – Exhibition Place

General Contractor:

Bird Mechanical Ltd.

Approximate Value:

$2.2 Million

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Bird Mechanical was awarded the mechanical contract for the Enercare Exhibition Place Chiller Installation Project. Bird Mechanical was responsible for installing one 1250 York Chiller, 300 HP condenser water pumps and a 60 HP chilled water pump. In addition, we were responsible for changing the main condenser water piping to group the six chillers together. This allowed full control of all six chillers, three towers and the upgraded control system which all work together to isolate the cooling system on demand. Upon completion and installation of the equipment and the system, we conducted and completed all testing and commissioning to ensure the system was running effectively and efficiently.

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Capitol Buildings, 317 Adelaide Street West

Job Type:

Cooling Tower Addition & Mechanical Upgrades

Owner:

Capitol Buildings

General Contractor:

Bird Mechanical Ltd.

Consultant:

Lam & Associates Ltd.

Approximate Value:

$1.7 Million

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Bird Mechanical was awarded the project for the Cooling Tower Addition and Mechanical Upgrades at 317 Adelaide Street West, Toronto. The project included mechanical piping, HVAC, electrical wiring, controls, balancing and all testing and commissioning. Working as a general contractor, Bird Mechanical was responsible for the architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical and subtrade work for the limited space heritage building. Bird Mechanical installed a self-contained pre-fabricated complete mechanical room box on the roof connecting to the piping throughout the building. The box included new domestic and heating boilers, heat exchangers, tanks and pumps to serve the new condenser water loop. The box was delivered in two sections and weighs approximately 40,000lbs each. The sections had to be hoisted into a new structure built in the roof. The existing building had split air conditioning units installed throughout the building. To simplify the conditioning needs; this new mechanical room now serves new heat pumps throughout the building. In order to connect the system, Bird Mechanical cored through all the levels and ran new condenser, domestic cold water, domestic hot water and plumbing drainage risers, all of which were tied to the new mechanical room box.

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Teck Metals Process Piping Skids

Job Type:

Pipe Prefabrication

Owner:

Teck Metals

General Contractor:

Bird Mechanical Ltd.

Approximate Value:

$1.2 Million

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Bird Mechanical was awarded the contract as the mechanical contractor for Teck Metals Ltd. The scope of work included the supply and installation of all the mechanical and electrical equipment, including erection, piping, wiring and brick work. Bird Mechanical fabricated three closed loop cooling water distribution header modular skids, in addition to the testing and commissioning of the system.

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80 Richmond Street Condenser Water Pipe Replacement Project

Owner:

Dream Office Management Corp.

General Contractor:

Bird Mechanical Ltd.

Consultant:

Smith + Andersen

Approximate Value:

$300K

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Bird Mechanical was awarded the scope of work for the 80 Richmond Street Condenser Water Pipe Replacement Project. The scope of work included the supply or all labour, materials and equipment to replace the condenser water pipe riser and connection to the existing cooling tower. Provisions included pipe, expansion joints, guides and supports. The pipe needed to be installed on the side of a 21-story building. The team at Bird Mechanical was trained to build and operate a swing stage where most of the work was completed. We assigned spotters, rescue teams and additional safety personnel and resources to ensure our team and the pedestrian traffic was safe while we were conducting the installation. Working as a General Contractor Bird Mechanical Ltd. managed subcontractors including insulation, structural, civil and balancing.

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