Deep Lake Water Cooling Project – 4th Intake Expansion
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Corner Brook, NF
The 4th Intake Project involves the expansion of the Enwave Energy Corporation’s Deep Lake Water Cooling (“DLWC”) system with the support of up to $10 million in federal funding. A sustainable energy project, DLWC draws cold water from Lake Ontario to cool hospitals, educational campuses, government buildings, commercial and residential buildings in Toronto’s downtown core. The project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce strain on the electricity and water systems, help support and attract new development, and make the city more resilient.
This project involves the construction of a 7km tunnel from Kennedy Station to north of Sheppard Avenue East in Scarborough, including launch and extraction shafts, headwalls, and utility relocations.
Corner Brook, NF
This project comprises the construction of a new long-term care facility in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. The new facility will include 120 long‐term care beds, as well as 15 palliative care beds and 10 rehabilitative care beds.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic (“SaskPoly”) is undertaking a $550 million comprehensive campus renewal project in Saskatoon to address growing higher education demand for applied learning and the preparation of skilled workers in the region. The current objective is to consolidate the functions of the main campus and satellites onto a new expanded campus to meet present and future needs. The overall mandate must satisfy the aspirations of the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan and result in a robust design for the new future-ready campus.
The scope of this project involves the renovation of the existing Emily Carr University South Building and relocation of the Arts Umbrella facility. The reconfiguration will accommodate performance studios, workshops and administration facilities, adaptations to the M&E systems; acoustic treatments to wall and ceilings; adjustments to partitions, floor-ceiling heights and room spans; and the installation of a new roof. Overall, this will expand Arts Umbrella’s overall occupied space from 22,000 sf to 50,000 sf.
This project involves the development of five mid to high-rise residential and mixed-use buildings integrating the iconic Honest Ed’s landmark, varying from 8 to 26 floors above ground.
BTY’s award-winning Infrastructure and Public-Private Partnerships Advisory Team brings global experience in complex social, civil and energy infrastructure assets.
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Our services are adaptable to fit the full range of project sizes and procurement methods, including traditional Design-Build, Construction Management and Public-Private Partnerships/AFP.
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We provide Cost Estimates at key design stages as well as advise on constructability, escalation, contingency, cash-flow and life-cycle costs to minimize risk and maximize project value.
Our comprehensive database of materials and labour costs enables our accredited professionals to benchmark and market-test cost information based on geography, asset class, project type, cost premiums, trades availability and market conditions.
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Through budget, schedule and construction reviews, site visits and monthly reports, and cost-to-complete forecasts, we act as the lender’s eyes and ears on the project: monitoring progress, revenues, and approvals to flag concerns early by engaging lenders and developers to implement solutions quickly and seamlessly.
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We advise investors on project costs for new-use conversions, long-term operation and depreciation that may affect investment outcomes.
We provide developers and authorities with expert valuation considering availability, deficiencies, facilities management and life-cycle costs and revenues, payment deductions and more.
BTY has provided Refinancing and Transaction Advisory services for hospitals, roads, bridges, power generation and distribution infrastructure, natural gas and nuclear plants, and assets involving distributed service providers.
BTY provides Claims Services, Expert Opinion, formal and informal Disputes Resolution, Project Adjudication and Mediation services related to construction projects.
We offer objective and experienced analysis on projects relating to delay events, payment and claims disputes and default notices. We develop mitigation recommendations to prevent disputes from escalating into costly litigation.
For lenders and investors whose projects are not meeting the intended terms established at the outset of a loan agreement, we review the letter of engagement, inspect the project with the parties to the agreement and provide a definitive report to substantiate dispute claims.
Our Property Condition Assessment (PCA) Service includes documentation preparation and review, condition survey/building review, assessment of operator repair and maintenance compliance, identification of remedial measures and a remedial cost estimate.
We prepare Reserve Fund Studies (RFS), also known as Depreciation Reports, enabling owners to optimize the service life of their real estate assets. Our experts work with strata representatives and property managers to develop financial plans to decrease or eliminate deferred maintenance.
In addition to covering all components of a PCA, our studies also provide a financial analysis and a range of funding scenarios. A review of the current Contingency Reserve Fund (CRF) account balance, CRF contributions and operating costs assess whether current funding levels are adequate to meet anticipated expenditures.
Our in-house Construction Scheduling expertise ensure key milestones are understood and executed while maintaining the critical path. BTY’s experts are proficient in the industry’s leading software and technology solutions.
We provide the best value for clients looking to augment their project team without bloating their resourcing.
We develop a comprehensive and detailed sequence of activities, Work Breakdown Structures, regular schedule review and mitigation for delay events.
Our experience includes developing, managing, and reviewing construction schedules for a wide array of development and infrastructure assets, including residential and mixed-use real estate, airports, hospitals and complex transportation projects.
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We review health and safety documentation, training, and monitoring tools, and provide effective solutions to site practices for compliance with management system checks and services. We can provide ad hoc support to achieve compliance with national and international laws.
We provide traffic and revenue forecasting and due diligence services based on technical program, regional demographics, and market data.
Developers, equity investors and lenders rely upon our analysis and reviews to identify and mitigate commercial risk when preparing a business case and investment outlook.
Drawing on our expertise in conducting technical due diligence in the transportation sector, we can forecast traffic and revenue for railways, highways, airports, and other logistics related sectors, such as marine ports.