Dalton Successfully Delivers New Legal Offices During ‘Unusual Times’
Updated: Oct 8, 2020
Our project team has just put the finishing touches on Strype Injury Lawyers’ new headquarters in North York, ON.
In our role as Construction Manager, Dalton collaborated with KFA Architects and Planners and several specialty consultants to build a new, 4,300 sq. ft. office for the personal injury law firm, which moved from its former location in downtown Toronto after 25 years.
Strype’s new office–located on the fifth floor at 4789 Yonge St.–features oak ceiling details, custom filing cabinets and a compact, energy recovery ventilator (ERV) that reduces the energy consumption of the office’s new, HVAC system, while improving indoor air quality.
The previous configuration of the space was composed of three, separate offices, which our team converted into one unit.
Perhaps one of the biggest challenges for our team on this project was the initial delay caused by the shutdown of all, non-essential construction sites by The Province.
Although The Dalton Company reported no cases or issues related to COVID-19, this provincial order halted building activities at the Strype project in its early stages. However, once our team was given the green light to return to work, we successfully completed the project within the new delivery date in these ‘unusual times’ thanks to proper planning and stringent health & safety measures.
Our preferred delivery model–Construction Manager at Risk–is well suited to adapt to challenging circumstances. For this project, it placed our project team in a position of leadership and encouraged trust-based collaboration, which helped fast track decision making and, in turn, construction activities.