Bird Construction bags DBFM contract for Alberta schools
By Rob BlackstienInstitutional P3s
Company's consortium has been selected as preferred proponent for five high schools.
Alberta Infrastructure has selected Concert-Bird Partners (a consortium consisting of Bird Capital Limited Partnership, Bird Design-Build Construction Inc., Concert Infrastructure Ltd., Ainsworth Inc., BR2 Architecture and Wright Construction Western Inc.) as the preferred proponent for a Design, Build, Finance, and Maintain (DBFM) contract for five Alberta high schools.
In the spring, we reported on Bird working in the correctional facilities and healthcare sectors, and now the company is making further headway in the educational sector.
This P3 project, which was shortlisted in November, will consist of Concert-Bird Partners building two schools in Edmonton, and one each in Blackfalds, Leduc and Langdon. All told, the schools will house nearly 7,000 students and include around 650,000 sq. ft. of permanent structure space. Each building will be designed with considerations for optimized building performance, energy conservation and other sustainable building features.
“Bird and Concert Infrastructure have a strong partnership and a proven track record of success in this market, including the delivery of other multi-school contracts under a similar model in Alberta and Saskatchewan,” said Teri McKibbon, President and CEO of Bird Construction Inc.
“We are pleased to be considered for the opportunity to deliver such an important project that will leave a lasting and positive impact in these communities well into the future,” he added.