Project Portfolio

We are pleased to share selected project highlights from our specifications library.

Scientext® Ltd. has been privileged to specify construction projects for some of Canada’s leading architectural studios and Public-Private Partnership consortia.

Selected Projects

Green Gables Heritage Place, Prince Edward Island

Green Gables Visitor Centre Phase 1 (Barn Expansion and Renovation) and Green Gables Visitor Centre Phase 2, located at Green Gables Heritage Place, 8619 Cavendish Road, Cavendish, PEI. The project involved period renovations and expansion of existing barn facilities, selective site and structure demolition, and construction of the new visitor’s centre.

The Phase 1 barn expansion included timber structural elements, tongue and groove eastern white pine ceilings, and structural insulated panels at the exterior walls. Phase 2 Visitor Centre featured a skylight, solar panels, wood structural elements, and a variety of exterior wall finishes, including cedar shingles, ceramic panels, composite wood veneer panels, composite aluminum panels, and curtainwall with built-in automatic entrances. The interior featured a glazed decorative metal railing, interpretive displays, and exposed aggregate concrete floor using locally available aggregate to give it a soft reddish hue.

Scientext® is proud to have specified this award winning sustainable design project; the design of the Anne of Green Gables Visitors Centre won a 2022 CaGBC Award for its sustainable LEED Gold design.

Opened to the pubic in 2019, Scientext is proud to have provided the architectural specifications, which were prepared to Government of Canada’s descriptive/performance specifying criteria.

Ken Soble Tower, Hamilton, Ontario

Ken Soble Tower, located at 500 MacNad Street, Hamilton, Ontario. At 18-storeys and more than 80,000 sq. ft., the Ken Soble Tower is one of the largest EnerPHit projects in the world. The building’s rehabilitation modernizes 146 units of affordable seniors’ housing while reinvigorating community spaces and outdoor gathering areas, planning for ageing-in-place and barrier-free living, and a changing climate.

Performance Criteria:

  • Insulation: minimum of 8” (203mm) of continuous semi-rigid fibrous Rockwool insulation, and equivalent EIFS insulation.
  • Exterior Windows/Doors: Triple-Pane Passive-House-Certified.
  • Heat recovery ventilation systems were installed, with interior suites and corridors compartmentalized to maintain airtightness.
  • All connections and thermal bridging pathways thermally-
  • Vision glazing: centre-of-glass wintertime U-value – maximum 0.73 W/m²K; solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) – maximum 0.25.
  • Airtightness measurement carried out in accordance with EN 13829 using Method A; or ISO 9972 using Method 1. In both cases, the net air volume used for the calculation of the n50 in accordance with EN 13829.
  • The maximum acceptable value for the whole building airtightness test was n50 ≤ 0.6 ACH at 50 Pa. Floor and whole building airtightness tests were extensive and frequent to ensure compliance and to meet EnerPHit certification requirements.
  • Fenestration water leakage testing to ASTM E1105 Procedure A and Procedure B at 300 Pa ΔP.
  • Thermographic inspection: on completion of building enclosure air barrier installation, thermographic inspections to ASTM C1
    060 to verify continuity of performance.
  • Ultra-low energy use:
    • 94% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions compared to the existing building.
    • At its peak, the total energy needed to heat or cool each unit will be equal to the energy needed to run 3 incandescent light bulbs (100W).

Scientext® prepared the architectural, earthworks, and landscaping specifications for this high-performance rehabilitation EnerPHit project, working closely with team members to ensure that performance and quality objectives were met. The project was a CCDC 5B fast-track, sequentially tendered project, with specifications prepared in packages. Division 01 was developed to manage the key stakeholder relationships (owner, construction manager, consultant team) to ensure adequate oversight, and stringent quality assurance and control processes.

New Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario

(Roles: Architectural Specifier – Scientext®)

  • A DBFM (Design, Build, Finance, Maintain) project, the work involves the construction of a new 5,000 seat amplified auditorium for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission, including ancillary structures, selective renovations at connections to the existing Fallsview Casino, and related site works. It is a complicated project involving multiple stakeholders, 765 drawings and 4,332 pages of documents, and coordination of many systems and assemblies.  Scientext® was engaged to prepare the architectural discipline specifications in accordance with OLGC and DBFM consortium requirements. A sequentially tendered fast-track delivery method project, a number of construction packages have been tendered and awarded, with the remaining scheduled.
  • Scientext® provided Division 01 General Requirements and the architectural discipline specifications, coordinated with BIRD Construction’s front end tendering requirements.

Winchester Glen Retirement Community, Oshawa, Ontario

(Roles: Architectural Specifier – Scientext®)

  • The project involves the construction of a 190 unit facility accommodating independent living and independent supportive living functional requirements. The project has been designed as a Mid Rise Building, 6 stories. The project delivery method is Construction Management at Risk, with the Owner’s Construction Manager overseeing the various construction trade packages.
  • Scientext® provided the Division 01 documents and the architectural discipline specifications.

William Osler Health System Patient Tower - Base Building, Etobicoke General Hospital, Ontario

(Roles: Lead Architectural Specifier – Scientext®)

  • The base building project involved the construction of the Patient Tower base building for Etobicoke General Hospital, which was a fast-track sequentially tendered design-build project at 101 Humber College Blvd., Toronto. The project included a six-floor base building (16,825 sq.m. with a maximum building height of 34.89 m), basement, penthouse, landscaping and underground garage.
  • The project included several bid packages, issued sequentially, to expedite schedule milestones, and involved critical team communication throughout to coordinate drawings and specifications to meet stakeholder requirements. The project was a base building scope, including lobby and washrooms, with the majority of interior design elements managed later under a separate contract, with which Scientext® was also involved.
  • Scientext® provided Division 01 General Requirements and the architectural discipline specifications, coordinated with Construction Manager’s front end tendering requirements.

111 Wellesley Restack, Toronto, Ontario

(Roles: Architectural Specifier – Scientext®)

  • The project involved an interior renovation of three floors at 111 Wellesley Street East, Toronto, accommodating new office space and ground floor retail shell space, and relocation of City of Toronto and Province of Ontario staff and offices. Tenant relocations included restacking at the building and the relocation of off-site tenant operations to the renovated levels. Temporary swing space was designated by Owner for the convenience and efficiency of tenant relocations.
  • Scientext® provided Division 01 General Requirements and the architectural discipline specifications, coordinated with City of Toronto and Province of Ontario standards, policies and requirements.
École Gravelbourg School, Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan

(Roles: Architectural Specifier – Scientext®)

  • Completion: 2016.
  • Awards: 2017 Premier’s Award of Excellence in Design – Award of Merit in Architecture.
  • École Gravelbourg School is the result of renovations and an addition to the high school to accommodate the inclusion of the elementary school. The project vision was developed with students, staff and the community using a collaborative design process.
  • The dramatic update includes over 11,000 sq ft of additional space, 5 new classrooms, practical and applied arts space, a new library and media centre, multipurpose areas, and new offices. The Play & Learn Daycare is connected to the school, bringing early learning, elementary and secondary education under one roof. The school is an example of how 21st Century learning spaces can be created in a dual track school.
  • Scientext® provided Division 01 General Requirements and the architectural discipline specifications and coordinated with Town of Gravelbourg and Province of Saskatchewan standards, policies and requirements.

Baycrest Dental Clinic, Toronto, Ontario

(Roles: Architectural Specifier – Scientext®)

  • Project involved interior renovations to an existing space within Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, including radiation shielding, incorporating stakeholder requirements, compliance with stakeholder policies and procedures, compliance with stakeholder disease and infection control policies and procedures, and specifying confinement of construction noise, dust and odours to work areas, as well as ongoing monitoring and project clean‑up to required level of cleanliness and disinfection.
  • Scientext® provided Division 01 General Requirements and the architectural discipline specifications, coordinated with City of Toronto and Province of Ontario standards, policies and requirements.
Eastern District P-12 School Project, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia

(Roles: Architectural Specifier – Scientext®)

  • Project involved several coordinated phases, including the demolition of an existing facility, migration to the new facility, and the construction of a new three-storey educational facility designed for a projected enrollment of 270 students and with an estimated construction cost of $21,664,000.00; this is a significant project for the community and the province.
  • Scientext® provided Division 01 General Requirements and the architectural discipline specifications, coordinated with the DC350 – Design Requirements Manual, published by the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.
Men’s Barracks Building, Butler’s Barracks, Niagara-On-The-Lake

(Roles: Architectural Specifier – Scientext®)

  • Project involved various interior renovations to this historically-designated 1817/1818 two-story, log, timber and brick structure.
  • Scientext® provided the architectural discipline specifications, coordinated with the exterior work specified by an engineering prime consultant. Specifications included historic restoration and preservation specifications, and specifications for various interior upgrades
NSLC Signature Store Prototype, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

(Roles: Architectural Specifier – Scientext®)

  • Project involved selective interior demolition and renovations at existing NSLC store located at 650 Portland Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia in order to establish a prototype for store upgrades and new construction at other locations.
  • Scientext® provided Division 01 General Requirements and the architectural discipline specifications, coordinated with NSLC policies and design criteria.

Delmore Buddy Daye Learning Institute, Halifax, Nova Scotia

(Roles: Architectural Specifier – Scientext®)

  • The project, located at 5450 Cornwallis, included selective interior demolition and a new interior layout and design. The Contract Documents involved the inclusion and coordination of four Parts: Part 1 Demolition and Construction, Part 2 Furniture, Part 3 Fixtures and Equipment, and Part 4 Signage and Graphics (with the exception of exiting and emergency signage required by the Building Code, which was included in Part 1.
  • Scientext® provided Division 00 Bidding Documents, Division 01 General Requirements and the architectural discipline specifications.

Mâmawéyatitân Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan

(Roles: Architectural Specifier – Scientext®)

  • Completion: 2017.
  • The mâmawêyatitân centre is a beautiful, highly functional and innovative facility that promotes interaction among different community partners and groups for the benefit of the North Central area in Regina.
  • As the new home of Scott Collegiate, the Albert-Scott Community Centre, Albert Branch library, a community police station, and community groups, the unique design explores the possibilities of shared space and reflects the integration of educational and community programs.
  • Scientext® prepared Division 01 and the technical specifications for this new 10,500 square metre multiuse, two-story facility, including high school, gymnasium, public library and community offices, Scientext responsible for coordinating Division 00 bidding documents and inputs from multiple stakeholders.

Orange Tree Village, Regina, Saskatchewan

(Roles: Architectural Specifier – Scientext®)

  • An 8,599 square metre multi-function facility, Orange Tree Village is an innovative, multi-generational community complex, with a mix of seniors’ assisted living apartments, seniors’ supported living apartments, affordable housing for students, and an early childhood learning centre, bringing the concept of intergenerational living to Regina.
  • Scientext® provided Division 01 General Requirements and the architectural discipline specifications.

Mosaic Stadium SRFC Fit-Ups, Regina, Saskatchewan

(Roles: Architectural Specifier – Scientext®)

  • 6,200 square metres of highly-specialized architectural and interior design features within this new, 33,000 spectator capacity, open-air stadium, involving significant and custom architectural and interior design features for the new Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club facility. Scientext® provided Division 01 General Requirements and the architectural discipline specifications, coordinating inputs from multiple stakeholders.
  • P3A, in partnership with Populous, designed dynamic football and business operations spaces for the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club (SRFC) in new Mosaic Stadium. The project vision was to create state-of-the-art facilities for players, coaches, operations staff and business support staff, and to provide Rider fans with an exceptional retail experience. The space includes multi-purpose meeting rooms, training rooms, team locker room, auditorium, offices, boardroom, jersey shop, and the flagship Rider store. The inspiring spaces pay homage to the team’s history, reflect the passion of Rider Nation, and showcase the Club’s vibrant brand. It is the premier team space in the CFL.

Halifax Explosion Commemorative Markers, Halifax, Nova Scotia

(Roles: Architectural Specifier – Scientext®)

  • The overall project Work involved the construction of commemorative markers, including bases and related site works, at various locations in the Reginal Municipality of Halifax. Scientext® prepared specifications for inclusion on drawings, including general requirements and detailed technical specifications. The marker materials were CorTen™ and Type316 stainless steel, specifically selected in consideration of the design intent, the interaction between dissimilar metals, and exposure to salt (airborne and de-icing salts).

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