Following the successful completion of the Territorial Dementia Facility in Yellowknife, NT,  Nahanni Construction was hired as the General Contractor and Construction Management Firm to build the 120-bed Continuing Care Facility in Grand Prairie, AB.

See this project as it was highlighted in Award Magazine.

The Challenges

Since the planned site for the new facility was in a heavily populated residential neighborhood, concerns about the safety of the residents and project security during the construction phase were paramount. Also, operating south of the 60th parallel meant that we needed to identify and hire local workers that would need to be trained to meet the high standards of safety that Nahanni prides itself on.

How We Helped

Nahanni was asked to participate in this project based on our work on the safe and effective Dementia Care Facility in Yellowknife, experience that we were able to apply in the successful completion of this project, on time and on budget.

After coming to an agreement with the client to move forward, Nahanni arrived on site within 10 days while simultaneously sending out a core group of Nahanni supervisors and managers to source labour and skilled trades from Grande Prairie and nearby communities. Identifying and training a new workforce for a single job might take considerable time and effort, but they pay off in the long-term by reducing lost time and employee injuries on the worksite.

In addition, measures like completing construction of all concrete structural assemblies before the snow fell and constructing the water, sewer, and storm systems using our own certified labour helped Nahanni to cut costs by reducing the need for outside contractors.

Interesting Facts

  • Nahanni mobilized on site within 10 days of project approval.
  • The finished project will included 120 continuing care beds in Grande Prairie.
  • Nahanni undertook all water, sewer, and storm drain work for this project.
  • This is Nahanni’s first project south of the 60th parallel.
  • Nahanni sourced most skilled trades and labour locally for this project.
  • Nahanni did all fabrication, welding, and erection of structural steel components at an onsite fabrication area.