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Meet Bluescape

 

Jane Almey

A graduate from the University of Waterloo, Jane completed a Bachelors of Applied Science Civil Engineering with honours, Environmental Engineering. She started with Bluescape in 2010 on the Market Wharf condominium project. From there, she has worked on numerous other low, mid, and high-rise residential construction projects, gaining experience in both reinforced concrete and wood framed structures, geothermal energy systems and custom high-end finishes. Jane spends her free time volunteering and curling at her local curling rink. Her current focus is on the Kingsway project.

 

 

 

Alex Cataford

Alex graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelors of Engineering Science in the Structural Engineering Program. He started his career in the field of Engineering Consulting before joining Bluescape in 2011 as a project manager on the Willow Park condominium project. Outside of work, Alex spends his time enjoying the outdoors, travelling and playing hockey. Alex is the lead on the Harlowe project.

 

 

 

 

Rob Kirwan

A graduate from the Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland, with an honours degree in Construction Management, Rob was recognized with the Construction Industry Federation of Ireland award for excellence, before completing his Masters in Construction and Project Management at the Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, with honours. Prior to joining Bluescape Construction Management, Rob previously worked with leading general contractors in the U.K. on health care and high-end commercial refurbishment projects. Outside of work, Rob is an avid rugby player and outdoors enthusiast. Rob currently leads the Waterworks project.

 

 

Tim Otten

Tim received a Bachelor of Applied Science for Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo and has a Certificate in Structural Engineering. Tim joined Bluescape in 2008 as an assistant project manager on Market Wharf condominium project. Outside of construction, Tim is an avid cyclist and spearheads Bluescape’s annual participation in the Ride For Heart. As Managing Director, Tim oversees multiple projects for Bluescape as well as operations and works on River City Phases 3 and 4 as well as the Queensway Park project.

 

 

 

Lou Hack

As principal and founding partner, Lou brings with him more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of construction. A graduate in Science in Quantity Surveying from the University of the Witwatersrand, Lou has been responsible for every type of construction, from residential high-rise condominiums, hotels and convention centres, to industrial and commercial projects. Lou excels in value engineering, scheduling, conceptual estimating and construction management.  Lou assumes primary responsibility for the overall management of Bluescape’s construction activities and oversees all aspects of pricing, estimating and construction cost control.

 

Since its establishment in 2008, Toronto-based Bluescape has shaped the city’s skyline, from the ground up. A project management powerhouse for a range of Toronto’s most lauded high-rise construction projects, the company specializes in regulating costs, scheduling logistics and safeguarding quality during both pre-construction and construction. Bluescape pools its extensive industry experience and provide the best construction experience to its customers, while adding a new crop of urban design to the city. 

 

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Portfolio

Our Construction Management Projects

Services

We manage to put all of the pieces together.

Pre-Construction Management Services

Pre-Construction Management Services

Value Engineering, Design Development, Permitting

We work with the Design Team to provide value engineering and cost-effective design alternatives throughout the design and permit process. Our objective is to assist the consultants in preparing working drawings that are detailed enough to allow construction to proceed without incurring unforeseen costs at a later date.

Construction Management Services

Construction Management Services

Tendering, Awarding and Administering Trade Contracts, Manage Construction

Each Bluescape project is staffed with an experienced construction team to oversee all aspects of construction. We will manage every project to ensure that our clients are provided with a successful project, built on schedule, on budget and of top quality.

Post-Construction Management Services

Post-Construction Management Services

Full-service post-construction management team

We ensure a seamless turnover of all project closeout documentation, co-ordinate all necessary training of building systems for the appropriate parties, and enforce, manage and supervise all trade contract warranties as it pertains to TARION warranty periods and Technical Performance Audits.

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Utilizing 3D Building Models to Efficiently Manage Construction

Bluescape has the project staff with the required knowledge and capability to engage and implement the wide variety of BIM processes, in both the pre-construction and construction phases. During pre-construction, Bluescape will actively collaborate and engage with the Consultants in clash-detection and resolution, to complement the objective of preparing accurate working and construction drawings. During construction, Project Managers and site staff are equipped with the necessary hardware and software to access BIM platforms ‘in the field’, thus extending the use of the 3D Model and increasing site staff’s efficiency.


Safety

Health, Safety and Environment is the foundation for every project at Bluescape.

We have employed a strict Zero-Injury Workplace mandate as we strive to set the industry standard for safety in our industry. We are committed to maintaining a Zero-Injury Workplace as we recognize all our employees and workers have the right to a safe and healthy work environment.

Upon the start of any project, Bluescape employs its safety policies with a detailed site-specific Healthy, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) plan:

  • Hazard identification and control
  • Emergency response plans
  • Education and training requirements

Active involvement of Safety specialists on each project ensures that corporate objectives and standards are achieved, and that project safety is tailored to the specific attributes and hazards associated with the project. Our Health and Safety Management is directed by Smart Safety Solutions, dedicated to ensuring that all Bluescape staff, contractors and owners are able to work confidently and excel in a safe and controlled environment.

In partnership with Sylaris, we track HSE statistics along with all mandatory training programs of all our workers. With the use of this industry leading system we are able to ensure all personnel are up-to-date with their mandatory training, including Health Canada’s Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, Emergency First Aid; Fall Arrest, etc.

Bluescape has successfully constructed several high-rise projects that have been certified for LEED© Gold compliance. We are able to meet the most stringent guidelines on any project.



Contact Us

Get in touch to inquire about your project.

Lou Hack

Principal, A.R.I.C.S.

468 Queen Street East,
Suite 212, Box 12,
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 1T7

Careers

If you are a motivated individual with a passion for construction and a desire to grow with a dynamic company, please email a cover letter and resume to careers@bluescape.ca or use the following contact form.