All Types of Buildings

Through our companies, IDL Projects, Metrocan Construction, Metrocan Projects, and Scott Construction, the JV Driver Group constructs all types of buildings including low and high rise residential and commercial, public institutions, commercial retail and industrial process buildings. This experience includes the construction of the Athletes Village for the 2010 Olympic Games and Surrey B.C.’s tallest building, the Ultra. Our depth and breadth of experience has taught us flexibility and effective problem solving in addressing complex client needs and situations. This is proven by our repeat clients and being a trusted partner to consultants for practical budgeting, scheduling and execution strategies. We are known for high-value engineering and ideas that enhance client projects without increasing project schedule or budget.

Please see below for examples of our work and capability.

Highlights

Over 40 years of multi-residential, commercial, institutional and industrial building experience
Completed over 280 projects in all segments of the market
Constructed Athletes Village for the 2010 Olympic Games
Constructed buildings meeting Platinum-level LEED certification

JV DRIVER BUILDINGS COMPANIES

Sample of Building Work

Olympic Village

Vancouver, B.C.

Millennium Group

Long after the medals have been awarded and the athletes, officials and fans have left the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the mixed-use development known as the Olympic Village will remain as one of Vancouver’s largest and most diverse mixed-use developments.

Developed by The Millennium Group, the village will be home to approximately 2,800 athletes and officials during the games. Early in the design process, Millennium selected Vancouver-based MetroCan Construction Ltd. to serve as the general contractor for five of the eight parcels of the project at the Southeast False Creek site in downtown Vancouver.

Unlike past Olympics, where athletes were housed in temporary modular buildings, Vancouver’s Olympic Village will be a permanent and sustainable development. The project was constructed with a goal of earning LEED gold certification or higher. To do so, the project features such ecological strategies as low-flow toilets that utilize stored rainwater, green roofs and urban agriculture and bio-thermal energy supplied by a sewer-heat recovery system. After the games, the village will be converted to a mix of high-end condominiums and affordable housing.

Through different project events, by the time MetroCan began construction the company was responsible for preparing all eight parcels on the site for construction. Site servicing for the village was substantially completed by early 2007, including roads, water, sewer and community energy and rainwater systems. Construction of the buildings started in early 2007. The site was the last remaining large tract of undeveloped waterfront land near downtown Vancouver and comprises about 80 acres of city-owned and privately owned land.

BioEnergy Project

Prince George, B.C.

UNBC

Construction Management At Risk for the construction of two separate but integrated projects. One of the projects is a LEED Gold BioEnergy Building. The BioEnergy Building will house the bioenergy equipment supplied by Nexterra. Nexterra’s equipment converts wood waste into syngas burned in the boilers that are used to heat the entire UNBC facility. The anticipated natural gas use reduction from existing levels is 80%. The second project is the Infrastructure Loop upgrade to existing UNBC hot and cold water heating and cooling lines. Infrastructure Loop work includes upgrade of existing hot and cold water heating and cooling lines throughout the University. Infrastructure work includes both exterior and interior works. IDL is charged with all budgeting, tendering, procurement and construction to completion. Work starts as Construction Management and then converts to guarantee lump sum contract.

CNC Education Centre

College of New Caledonia

CNC Education

Construction of LEED Gold, 67,000ft2 Trade Technical Centre. Project consists of approximately 32,000 ft2 of two storey classroom and administration and 35,000ft2 of shop/trade teaching area. Project is conventional structure steel superstructure with high performance building envelope consisting of Masonry, Zinc Cladding, Translucent Glazing System, Curtain Wall and Polycarbonate Panel Assemblies. Other features include geothermal field, solar induction panels, and heat recovery units. Project duration is 13 months.

The Ultra

Surrey, B.C.

Weststone Properties

Located just minutes from Central City (near City of Surrey’s emerging development of a new City Centre) and within walking distance to amenities, major bus loop  and skytrain. The modern 40 story concrete high rise features 362 units nestled on 3.5 levels of underground parking plus 11 – 2 story detached wood frame townhouses. Units range in size from studio (400 sq ft) to 2 bedroom (1305 sq ft) with a choice of 10 unique floor plans and offers a fitenss facility, multi-purpose rooms and meeting rooms.

Contact Centre

Fortis, B.C.

Fortis

This project involved a complete renovation of a 20 year old building consisting of 25,400 ft2 on two floors located in downtown Prince George. Some key construction elements included:

Extensive structural upgrade to existing core concrete structure

Complete removal of existing mechanical system and new high efficiency mechanical system operating at 97% efficiency.

All mechanical systems including heating and cooling as well such items as powered window coverings can be operated remotely from Fortis main office in lower mainland.

Complete interior demolition of 25,400 ft2 of interior office space and construction of new contemporary interior office space with various unique features highlighting Prince George’s resource sector.

While employing over 100 full time people, the contact centre is also to act as a main hub for the entire Fortis network and communication system in the event of a major disaster occurring in the lower mainland.

Riverport Flats

Richmond, B.C.

Smart Property Mgmt

The construction of Riverport Flats began in November 2010.  The building was completed and occupancy granted as of January 24, 2012.

This building is a continuation of Legacy Park Lands riverfront development at the east end of Steveston Highway. This 4 storey residential wood frame complex features 80 rental suites of various sizes ranging from studio to 2 bedroom units. It is situated in a prime waterfront location along the Fraser River which offers waterfront at your front door and everything else in your back yard.

Alexandra

Vancouver B.C.

Millennium/Concord Pacific

The construction of Alexandra, a 20 storey high-rise building located just steps away from English Bay and Stanley Park, began in May 2012. This Millennium/Concord Pacific venture is located in Vancouver’s original seaside neighbourhood and features an iconic architectural design with a revitalized heritage facade. Alexandra will be built to LEED Gold standards. This beautiful property will feature 85 exquisite Market suites and sky terrace residences and 49 Rentals.

Multi-Residential Buildings

Through our buildings companies, JV Driver Group is a leader in Multi-Residential Construction. This breadth and depth of capability and experience coupled with JV Driver Group’s ability to draw on excellent talent from across North America gives us the ability to bring an entirely new level of competency to high and low-rise residential projects. With our team’s deep experience we can supplement your existing design and even find additional ways to maximize your square footage, increasing your return on investment. This is but one way that the JV Driver Group can benefit your next residential construction project and improve your bottom line without cutting corners on quality or increasing budget or schedule.

Commercial Buildings

Through our companies, JV Driver Group has been constructing commercial buildings for decades. We understand the complexities associated with these projects and our deep experience allows us to assist in the design stage to avoid problems in construction and address those problems that do happen effectively. Our portfolio of successful projects spans a broad range of commercial buildings including retail outlets/malls, educational and recreational facilities, hotels, offices and warehouse and distribution facilities.

Industrial Buildings

JV Driver Group’s deep experience in all facets of industrial construction make us uniquely suited to construct industrial buildings. From dealing with the complexities of remote or harsh environment locations to providing a level of capability to address labour and safety needs we can handle all the requirements that will lead to a successful project.