To enhance the federal government’s presence in the City of Yellowknife, a plan for a Government of Canada Building was put into place in 2002. Using LEED® guidelines, the building provides healthy and energy efficient components that align within a typical Yellowknife commercial building construction budget. Williams provided structural and mechanical engineering design services for the first North of 60 LEED® Canada-Gold certified office building.
On behalf of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) in the spring of 2008, Williams conducted a conceptual options heating study for the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Cereal Research Centre’s Science Laboratory building, located on the University of Manitoba campus in Winnipeg.
As many Canadians are using email and social media for communicating, what changes does Canada Post need to implement to ensure it continues to meet the demands of Canadians and fulfill its purpose of providing Canadians with world-class postal service? The answer is Canada Post's "Building the Modern Post" initiative.
Williams Engineering was retained to conduct Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) at four specific locations in the Northwest Territories. The Purpose of the Phase II ESAs was to identify any potential environment liabilities and concerns at the subject site and the adjacent properties.
Specifically, the Phase II ESAs were focused on the following buildings:
- Old Chief Albert Wright School; Tulita
- De Cho Hall; Fort Simpson
- The Leisure Lounge; Fort Smith
- The Old Weigh Scale; Enterprise
The village of Kakisa in the Northwest Territories is a picturesque community located on the east side of Kakisa Lake with a population of approximately 50 people. Kakisa residents, the Ka’a’gee Tu First Nation, welcomed their long awaited community hall in the spring of 2015. This new multi-purpose facility has since doubled the amount of room for community events like feasts, meetings, weddings, and includes a lounge, a resource centre and kitchen to accompany the assembly hall with its beautiful view overlooking Kakisa Lake. After four years of planning, and construction delays due to forest fires, this building was a long awaited but welcomed addition to the community.
The City of Yellowknife's Somba K'e Civic Plaza is a prominent landmark in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and is located next door to City Hall. An alluring attraction for visitors, this plaza features an amphitheater with a view across from the scenic Frame Lake, a maintenance support building, sculptural areas, and a large green space. Williams Engineering Canada is very proud to have taken part in the structural, mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering aspects of this project for Nadji Architects.
The Southridge Emergency Services building in Okotoks, Alberta provides space for the fire department, RCMP, and civic emergency services. The project is now complete and is recognized as a LEED® Gold certified building. The project was a competitive design-build that emphasized sustainable design measures that would significantly reduce life cycle costs for the Town of Okotoks. Williams Engineering Canada (WEC) partnered with IBI Group to ensure our design took advantage of a high-performance building envelope and superior lighting efficiency.
Williams Engineering Canada (WEC) was awarded the project management contract by the Hamlet of Tulita in March 2014. The project included the design and construction of a 6000 square foot office, council chamber and cultural centre. As the project manager, WEC assisted in the development of the building program, aided in the procurement of modular systems, and reviewed designs prior to construction.
Williams Engineering Canada (WEC) provided mechanical, electrical and structural engineering services for the renovations of Yellowknife’s City Hall lobby, Council Chamber, and reception to the Mayor’s office. Yellowknife's City Hall is centrally located in the downtown core along Frame Lake. The lobby was renovated to provide a safe, secure, functional, and aesthetically appealing central area for the interaction of residents with the city for many of the in-person services available at City Hall.