MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — Bird Construction Inc. announced recently it will participate in three Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) contracts in Western Canada with a combined value in excess of $150 million.
Bird has been selected as the general contractor proponent for the North Okanagan Wastewater Recovery project which will replace aging septic systems and provide sewer service to the Township of Spallumcheen’s industrial area and residents and businesses in Regional District of North Okanagan.
Bird is also the successful proponent for the Okanagan Indian Band water system upgrade project which is the first IPD project in Canada for an Indigenous owner group. The project will provide clean drinking water for the Indigenous community working with local trade contractors and local Indigenous workers.
The company has also been given a limited notice to proceed as constructor for a “substantial food and beverage facility expansion project that will be executed using an IPD contract model,” a company release said. Bird was previously chosen as the first negotiation proponent for the project and will continue to work with the client and other parties to form the multi-party agreement while early planning activities are underway.
“We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with these new and important clients that serve and support Canadians in key sectors: food and beverage production; and access to clean water. Bird’s strong reputation for collaboration and process-driven project execution has positioned us as industry leaders in the delivery of IPD projects, which will allow us to contribute to the safe and successful delivery of these important projects,” Bird president and CEO Teri McKibbon said in a statement.
“A key focus of our new 2022-2024 Strategic Plan is to increase the proportion of collaborative contracting projects. Over the past few years, our team has successfully built our IPD expertise and we have executed a number of projects under this contracting method. I am very pleased with the positive results we have seen to date and look forward to building on our success going forward. These projects contribute to our geographically balanced work program and position us to continue to build long-term shareholder value.”
IPD is a contracting method that promotes parties such as the owner, consultants, general contractor and others to work together in a collaborative setting.