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Bird Construction to upgrade Barrie wastewater treatment facility

By Adam Freill   

Construction Infrastructure

Project to be delivered through integrated project delivery model.

Bird Construction Inc. has been selected by the City of Barrie to be the general contractor for the Ontario city’s wastewater treatment facility upgrade program. Investments to improve Barrie’s wastewater treatment infrastructure are being made to ensure optimal design and delivery of wastewater services for the city, while also accommodating for growth.

Together with Maple Reinders in a joint-venture, Bird will assume primary responsibility for construction services for the duration of the project, which will be delivered through an integrated project delivery (IPD) model. The construction cost estimate for the project is valued at approximately $125 million.

The redevelopment and expansion will be managed as a design and construction program combining a series of distinct, interdependent projects, to be delivered in a coordinated and sequenced approach, making IPD an ideal delivery method.

Leading the construction activities for the project, Bird will provide input into the planning and design processes to support and contribute to their successful planning and delivery.


“Bird has established a prominent industry position in collaborative contracting and I am pleased to see this recognized through multiple IPD awards that have contributed substantially to our robust Backlog,” said Teri McKibbon, president and CEO of Bird. “Over the past several years, we have been awarded a number of wastewater projects under this contracting method, and we look forward to bringing our technical and project execution expertise to the City of Barrie.”




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