Heritage Building Façade Preservation for Ledcor
The Ledcor Group of Companies is one of North America’s most diversified construction companies, serving a wide variety of sectors from heavy industrial to communications.
Since its humble beginnings in Alberta in 1947, Ledcor has grown into an industry leader with more than 7000 employees and 20 offices across North America.
When Ledcor recently needed specialized help with demolishing and dismantling a heritage building in Vancouver’s historic Gastown, they called Pacific Demolition.
Gastown is a vibrant and historic neighborhood and business center in downtown Vancouver. In addition to the safety of workers and public alike, one of the major concerns on this project was the preservation of the façade of the building, which was to be incorporated into the new construction.
Although we were contracted to demolish the building, we knew we needed to salvage as much of the brickwork and woodwork as possible. This was not an easy job.
Ledcor trusted Pacific Demolition with this specialized procedure.
Our crews followed an engineered plan to carefully deconstruct the building using a combination of manual labour and mechanical equipment. Items such as wood beams and brick were salvaged for re-use.
Not only did we execute according to our demolition plan, but we provided a safe and efficient program that prepared the way for new construction.
Ledcor got exactly what they needed, in terms of the safe and thorough demolition of the heritage building with all of the key legacy items salvaged for future use. We were also able to deliver our services within a dense urban area with minimal disruption to nearby businesses, pedestrians, and the travelling public. All in all, we completed the job and earned another satisfied client.
Pacific Demolition & NorLand:
Pacific Demolition is part of the newly formed NorLand Industrial Services Group, which is focused on delivering integrated solutions for a wide range of complex industrial projects. As a group of companies, we are well equipped with an exclusive combination of services that include demolition, engineering, specialized rigging and moving, installation, maintenance, and construction management. As our reputation for safety and service continues to grow, more and more high-profile clients like Ledcor Construction are trusting the NIS Group to provide complete solutions to their biggest challenges.
NorLand Industrial Services Group is a part of NorLand Limited.