Ventilex awarded contract for Deloitte Tower ventilation and AC
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Ventilex Inc. of Saint-Eustache, QC has been awarded a $10-million dollar contract for the design and installation of the ventilation and air conditioning systems in Cadillac Fairview Corporation’s Deloitte Tower in Montreal’s downtown core. Construction began on the 26-storey tower in October 2012 and is expected to be completed in June 2015. At that time it is hoped that the building will obtain LEED Platinum Certification. The contract was awarded by the CAL/PCL consortium.
“Above all this is evidence of the capacity of Ventilex to deliver added value ventilation and air conditioning systems that are safe and economical, and that come in on budget and without surprises, thanks to a design assist method,” said Yves Rousseau, president of Ventilex. “This method is used to guarantee the final price and respect allocated budgets.”
This contract is the largest in Ventilex’s 39-year history. According to Rousseau, the challenge posed by the Deloitte Tower, with ventilation and air conditioning systems serving 514 000 square feet, is similar in many ways to the system installed during construction of the EVOLO 1 Tower on Nun’s Island on the Saint Lawrence River. That project required at least 15 months of intense work by Ventilex employees to complete a system installation to serve a 33-storey building, including two floors of mechanical rooms.