Bertram Construction has completed more than 2,000 projects in our 85+ plus years of doing business. Here is an overview of some of our more recent jobs. If you would like more details, or the type of project you have in mind is not shown here, please give us a call.
This Design-Build 25,000sf, 2-Storey, Wood-Framed Private School project was designed to meet the needs of students from JK to Grade 8. The school features a Heavy Timber Overhang and large removable windows to accommodate the owner’s plans for future expansions.
The Newly Renovated & Extended Library had a 21,500sf footprint which included a number of specialized rooms, such as a; digital media lab, hacker space, and a children’s play & program area. It also has an indoor & outdoor podium for special events, as well as an outdoor reading garden.
This New 6,000+sf Structural Steel Emergency Medical Services Building includes a 5-Bay Garage & multiple Offices. Completed under a Construction Management Contract, this was the 2nd project of 3 projects awarded to us based on our performance and ability to bring our 1st project, the Orillia Paramedic Station in On Time & Under Budget.
The 14,500sf Green Haven Shelter consists of a Women’s Shelter on the ground/basement floors and Counselling/Administration Offices on the 2nd This project was completed under a Construction Management Contract and included significant Pre-Construction tasks, where we assisted the consultant team with; Design, Budget, Schedule and Pricing Services.
This 25,500sf Multi-Phase Interior/Exterior Renovation commenced as a Construction Management Contract (throughout the Pre-Construction Phase) and converted into a Stipulated Sum Contract (for the Construction Phase). It included a complete Service Area Upgrade & 2,100sf Expansion, with new lifts and new wash bays. The front façade received a face-lift, complete with new ACM panels & signage. The showroom received a new ACM panel ceiling feature complete with new lighting, a new lead car display, and new sales offices.
Completed under a Design-Build Contract, this project takes Car Dealerships to a new level of service. Originally a Marine Vessel Sales Building, this 28,000sf Addition and 13,200sf Renovation to the Existing Building, was modernized and finished with many high-end upgrades such as exterior transitional glass and heated exterior walks. It also included a 20-Bay Drive-thru Service Shop with high speed glass doors, deco-flek epoxy floors, and a Service/Communication Centre that can double as a Ball Room style space for hosting sales events.
The Existing 3,800sf Commercial Space was converted into an Indoor Farm Facility that grows fresh produce while providing job opportunities to women who are making use of local shelter support. The Facility features a Yoga/ Meditation Hall, Drop-in Meeting Space, Kitchen, and a Unique Produce-Growing Operation. This project had tight timelines, a tight budget, and presented many challenges found with modifying old buildings.
This 48,000sf Design-Build Project included 19,000sf of Retail Space, 4,000sf of Assembly Space, 14,000sf of Warehouse Space, and 10,000sf of Tenant Space. The new location was built to merge two local retailers under one roof and offer the largest inventory of pools, spas, equipment, and parts, north of Toronto. The building was completed using Conventional Steel Building with Pre-cast Concrete Insulated Panels. The interior space was mainly open plan, but did include some areas for offices and storage.
Designed to be a Flagship Location, this new Truss & Wall Panel Manufacturing Facility combined a 43,000sf Pre-Engineered Industrial Building with a 9,000sf Office Building. As the client specializes in Engineered Wood Building Components, we strategically highlighted many of their own products into this Show Piece Build. A glass-floor showcases the different floor products they supply, an open area highlights their truss systems, and a custom wood stairwell delivers potential clients a clear understanding of the Engineered Timber Components that makeup Modern Wood Construction.
This 20,000sf Addition was built using Conventional Steel & Insulated Metal Panels, and was tied in to an Existing Pre-Engineered Steel Building which required significant reinforcing to bear the new snow load. The project was a Fast-Tracked, multifaceted project with multiple stakeholders (owner and tenant). Bertram was engaged early in the project, in an effort to expedite schedule and mitigate cost. Breaking ground in early Oct., the building had to be dried-in by Jan. 15th and needed occupancy by the end of Mar., which allowed for only a 6-month construction schedule, during the most difficult time of year.
The 24,000sf, 45’ high, Pre-Engineered (Steelway) Industrial Building Addition included two press pits, and a link to the existing facility. It was completed under a Construction Management Contract and faced with many unique challenges such as; unconventional logistical delivery of equipment, sheet shoring, and a “permit to take water” for an extensive dewatering exercise.
Completed under a Design-Build Contract, this project comprised of 5 Horse Barns measuring 275` x 75’, each. These barns were built as Pre-Engineered Buildings with standing seam metal roofs, interior lighting, and included plumbing rough-ins. Located in Essa Township, this facility now offers the Fair Grounds over 100,000sf of new space to house their animals and hold special events.
The 84,000sf, 62-Suite Condo includes amenities spaces, a communal green space, and a storm-water pond. The uniquely sloped site shows a 7-Story southern facing elevation that transitions to 6-Stories. This provided an ideal placement for the underground parking structure. The building shell is placed on concrete foundations and consists of an iSPAN Structure System. Poured concrete form-walls make up the elevator shafts & precast stairs. Each suite included either a precast balcony or a terrace space. The exterior shell consists of brick at the first two levels and than continues upward with an EIFS system.
Designed to meet the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s new building design standards, this new 58,000sf, 3-floor Wing Addition, attached to the existing IOOF Long Term Care Facility. Among many other features, this project was constructed of masonry, core slab & poured concrete, and provided over 200 new beds. Working inside of an occupied building, the project required a great deal of care and thought, to ensure the safety and comfort of its existing tenants was maintain during the duration its construction.
This new 30-unit, 36,000sf Condominium Complex consists of a Concrete Metal Frame – iSpan Structure Frame, and faux EIFS brick with a pattern that was designed to resemble Local Heritage Buildings in the area. It was built over 3-Floors, each with 12,000sf of Living Space and was constructed over 1-level of parkade/ locker space. The European inspired designed suites offer elegant interiors (9’ ceilings, individual heating and cooling, etc.), gourmet kitchen features (undermount stainless steel kitchen sinks, hood fan integrated into kitchen cabinetry, tiled backsplashes, etc.), and luxurious bathroom finishes (deep soaker tubs with wall tile up to the ceiling, custom designed vanities, etc.).
Shanty Bay, Ontario
This 9,000sf jewel is nestled in lake-side, on Shanty Bay. Tied into an existing garage, the residence is modern, luxurious and a true work of art. With many very unique pieces to consider, our team was brought in under a Construction Management Contract in the early design stage to help with constructability & concepts that tie into the design. The project ultimately expanded from the original contract to include a large landscaped area, private pool and resort style area, cabanas, hot tub, waterfalls, retaining walls, custom concrete driveway, bridges, and water features. In addition, the interior finishes comprised of custom mahogany barrel vaulted ceiling, suspended mahogany valances, as well as handmade shelving units, tables, and furnishings.
This newly constructed project consisted of an Interior Renovation/ Build-Out of an Existing 7,500sf Space which was previously operating as a Steakhouse Restaurant. Now a Veterinary Clinic, it consists of various treatment areas, including; seven exam rooms, two comfort rooms, an oxygen-equipped emergency room, patient access, X-ray rooms, two surgery suites, a staff break room, an intensive care ward, separate dog & cat wards, two oxygen therapy suites for pets in respiratory distress, a self-contained isolation ward for contagious cases, and an outpatient treatment room. The new facility houses up to 40 pet patients, and includes an in-house laboratory and pharmacy.
This Art Centre, located in Barrie’s downtown, was originally the City of Barrie Library, constructed in the early 1800’s and known as the Carnegie Hall. The project consisted of the Removal of the 1930’s Addition, Restoration of the Carnegie Hall, along with a New Modern Addition. Great attention to detail was paid throughout the project which involved many different finishes and building techniques. The building now offers beautiful open spaces with a complimentary blend of old and new. The project/building has won much Critical Acclaim and several Architectural Awards including an Ontario Association of Architects Award for the Best Building under $10 million.
This project involved an 11,000+sf Addition and Interior/Exterior Restoration to the Existing Courthouse Heritage Building. The project was divided into 3-Phases: The new addition was completed in the 1st Phase and consisted of poured concrete with an insulated concrete form system (ICF), while Phases 2 & 3 were interior renovations of the existing facility which required extensive coordination between Bertram site workers, the building facilities department, as well as court officials, to ensure minimal disruption was maintained in this Operating Public Space.
Shanty Bay, Ontario
The Acura of Barrie project consisted of a 2,200sf Addition as well as a Renovation of the Existing 20,000sf Space, to meet Acura’s New Branding Design Standards. Work included the expansion of their existing showroom, façade improvements (including aluminum composite panel and tower expansion), Lot improvements, and new interior finishes (including millwork, and lighting). The work was phased in a manner that allowed the dealership to remain operational throughout the 12-month construction process.