Location : 235 Armand-Frappier Boulevard, Laval
Project type : Offices, Industrial & Commercial
Mandate : Construction management
Timeline : 2014
Builiding size : 60,000 sq. ft.
Client : Servier Canada Inc.
Architect : Christine Hudon, NFOE et associés architectes
- Building a new administrative building while completely renovating the existing offices
- Carrying out the required works beside or inside occupied offices
- Adapting to our client’s new requests
- Delivering the projects in compliance with the ecological requirements of LEED® certification
- Using REVIT technology, a 3D modelling system
Expansion and restoration of the Servier Canada headquarters
After a 2012 call for tender, QMD was contracted by Servier Canada to manage a large-scale construction site. The existing building measured 25,000 sq. ft. and the new building spanned 35,000 sq. ft. The project involved the construction of a new administrative building linked by a corridor to the Servier HQ in Laval, and completely renovating the existing offices. The client’s requirements for the new building included, among other things, closed and open offices, shared meeting areas, a new elevator, conference rooms, building services and leisure areas (rest area, cafe and gym).
Our mission involved carrying out the works while the busy offices were occupied. We were careful not to disturb the company’s business activities and, as always, aimed to deliver the project on time so we planned every stage and divided the works into 6 phases.
While carrying out these works, we also had to adapt to our client’s specific requests, which increased the initial project scope. As a result, we were contracted for several additional mandates in the existing building: reorganization of the cafe, restoration of the curtain wall and replacement of the heating system.
We were faced with another technical challenge while ensuring that projects were LEED® certification compliant. In line with our client’s environmental concerns, we worked closely with partners on selecting construction products with the lowest ecological impact (low emissions, locally sourced). Along the same lines, we designed the electromechanical equipment to maximize energy savings.
Throughout the project, we utilized REVIT technology, a system that aids project planning and 3D modelling by facilitating more efficient coordination in real time and better communication between onsite professionals.