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Dalton Successfully Delivers Three-Story Mixed-Used Building in Kingston, ON

For university students, finding a quality space to live and study can often be a challenge. A new, three-story building in Kingston, ON built by The Dalton Company will help solve that problem for students at Queen’s University. The 7,491 square-foot building features eight units—four studio spaces and four one-bedroom apartments—along with a ground floor retail space. The project reached substantial performance in June 2017. Final finishes to the building's facade are currently underway.

The building’s owner, The Fifth Field Company, placed a strong emphasis on sustainability into the design of the building, which was undertaken by Quadrangle Architects. Our team subsequently installed a geothermal heating system and insulation into the building envelope that exceeded building code standards. Other sustainability measures incorporated into the building include LED lighting with occupancy sensors, high-performance, energy-efficient fibreglass window systems, and heat recovery ventilators.

To ensure student move-in dates into the building were honoured, Dalton undertook a phased tender approach to accelerate the procurement process for the building’s key structural components. Dalton also proactively managed project changes to keep the target timeline intact. This involved sound evaluation of options, rigorous cost analysis, and timely costing to support good decision-making.

In our role as construction manager, Dalton provided leadership on behalf of Fifth Field by working collaboratively with a large, multi-disciplinary project comprised of an architects, structural engineer, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, and sustainability and commissioning consultant.

As with every project manged by Dalton, Fifth Field's vision was articulated at the outset through their Definition of Success, which served as a benchmark against which we measured our performance and the project's progress on a monthly cycle.