Toronto, Ontario – July 20, 2005: Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) today announced its Atlantic Buildings group was awarded a Construction Management contract for the $25.5 Million Applied Science Building Renewal Project at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The existing five-storey science building being refurbished totals 71,500 square feet. The project, which began in May 2005, will also include construction of a five-storey, 22,500 square-foot addition at the north end of the building which will serve as premium teaching and research space.
Construction will take place over a three-year period. The building houses the applied science faculty departments of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences and Geology. Students and faculty will be able to take advantage of the renovations as they are completed.
"Our Buildings group boasts a growing expertise in managing the construction of large, multi-phase institutional projects like this one for Saint Mary's University," said Bob Molgat, President of Aecon Buildings.
"This award is a great fit for Buildings, for Aecon, and ultimately for the students, faculty and staff of Saint Mary's University," said Frank Ross, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Aecon Buildings Atlantic.
Aecon Group Inc. is Canada's largest publicly traded construction and infrastructure development company. Aecon and its subsidiaries provide services to private and public sector clients throughout Canada and internationally.