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Food Sector

We are a leader when it comes to understanding and mastering specialized construction management and design build services for the food processing and cold storage sectors. Through our experience within this sector, we understand the specific needs of your business. Stuart Olson has a long history of constructing high quality facilities as it relates to: 

  • Pork, beef and poultry processing plants
  • Cooked meat secondary process facilities
  • Industrial bakeries
  • Research and development lab facilities & test kitchens
  • Low temperature storage facilities (coolers and freezers)
  • Cross dock and high volume distribution facilities
  • Full service restaurants & cafeterias
 
As design build and construction management specialists, we have developed sector specific expertise that provides facility owners and operators with enhanced value and operational benefits, including:



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  • Our in-house Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Virtual Design Construction (VDC) capabilities can assist in CFIA design requirement implementation, early design conflict resolution and change order mitigation. In addition, we can provide building operators with readily accessible manufacturer’s data and cut sheets for efficient maintenance and planning.

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  • Through our Centre for Building Performance, we create smart building and performance analytics that can put building operational and food safety data at operators finger tips. This allows for optimal energy performance and early problem detection. Through the use of smart building technologies, our goal is to prove out the energy model and initial performance assumptions in the first year of operation of the building, optimizing performance and maximizing energy savings for the building owner and operator.

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  • We utilize thermal imaging as a part of our quality assurance program. This will provide confirmation of building envelope continuity and detect problematic thermal bridging and air leakage.

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  • Our experience in constructing super flat, high performance floors in manufacturing plants, warehousing and distribution facilities, is important in the effective operation of high density vertical storage and automated materials handling systems.

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  • We are committed to creating a culture built on a passion to do great things. This includes promoting a culture of excellence, safety and a unwavering commitment to our clients.

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  • We share in the high standards set by the food processing and cold storage industry with the regulatory agencies such as the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) compliant plants requirements.