We tailor our approach for each client and for each initiative. All of our senior associates are PMP certified (by PMI), providing a solid foundation in project management practices and processes. It is verTerra’s considerate and creative application of this foundation that differentiates us.

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Ottawa Art Gallery Expansion & Arts Court Redevelopment

City of Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario

The new Ottawa Art Gallery and Arts Court Redevelopment project is an integrated public-private development project that includes a public component housing a 84,000 sf new public art gallery, a 120-seat Black Box Theatre for the University of Ottawa, a 250 seat Multipurpose/screening room, the Repurposing of the existing Heritage Arts Court building and complete site enhancement. The private sector component includes a 3 level, 86,000 sf underground parking garage, a 23 storey, 165,000sf podium and residential/commercial tower element.

Services:  Procurement Advisor, Strategic Consulting, and Owner’s Representative

Remediation and Renovation Project

Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation

Ottawa, Ontario

The remediation and renovation of the Canada Science and Technology Museum facility includes the upgrading of the facility to meet most current codes and health and safety regulations while ensuring the facility is welcoming, accessible, safe and educational for all visitors.  The remediation and renovation is the complete replacement of the roof structure and system, seismic upgrade of the facility, new building envelopment systems, new mechanical and electrical systems, and creating a new main entrance including related civil and landscaping requirements.

Services:  Project Management

Elevator Modernization Project

Public Works and Government Services Canada

Toronto, Ontario

As a life-cycle upgrade to a fully occupied Heritage building, this project includes the modernization of seven passenger elevators and one freight elevator at 1 Front Street West (Dominion Public Building) in Toronto.  The project includes related construction electrical upgrades, elevator lobby modifications per floor and interior cab retrofit along with the full overhaul of elevator operational system.

Services:  Project Management

Single Resident Occupancy (SRO) Renewal Initiative

Forum Equity Partners

Vancouver, British Columbia

The SRO Renewal initiative (SRi) is a public-private partnership (P3) to renovate and restore 13 provincially-owned Single Room Occupancy hotels in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. These 13 hotels are over 100 years old with structural, plumbing and electrical infrastructure that requires extensive renovations to extend the life these buildings. These upgrades will ensure that the buildings are safe, affordable and energy efficient – and protected over the long term for individuals who are at risk of homelessness. In addition to the upgrades, the 13 aging hotels will be restored, preserving their heritage features and the historic character of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Services:  Financial Advisory, Risk Management and Strategic Consulting

Minto Recreation Complex – Barrhaven

City of Ottawa

Barrhaven, Ontario

The 165,000 sf public recreational complex is situated on 22 acres of land and includes 2 NHL-sized ice pads, a 6-lane 25-meter pool and leisure pool, fitness (cardio, weight room and studio spaces) areas, community multi-purpose rooms, change rooms, viewing and gathering areas,  a CFL-sized artificial turf sports field and children’s playgrounds and parking. The project is designed to a LEED Silver certification level (awaiting formal certification).

Services:  Owner’s Representative and Procurement Advisors

Hydro Ottawa Limited

Hydro Ottawa Limited’s Facilities Renewal Program is a result of HOL’s review of its current real estate asset holdings and their impact on operating requirements and the cost of operations.  The program includes the development of two distinct sites to accommodate a new Administrative Headquarters building and two Operations Centres.  verTerra’s scope includes independent peer review of a real estate development procurement strategy, including a process integrity review and risk analysis for the capital real estate program; financial analysis and business case development for an alternative form of procurement integrating disposition of real estate assets with new capital development; validation of program requirements, budget and schedule and management of implementation requirements.

Services:  Strategic Consulting, Procurement Advisor, Owner’s Representative