June 30, 2017, Vancouver, BC – As the lead team member of the Joint Use Mutual Partnership (JUMP) consortium, Concert Infrastructure is pleased to announce that the Saskatchewan Joint Use Schools Projects I and II have reached Service Commencement. The milestone on all nine joint-use schools in the communities of Regina, Saskatoon, Warman and Martensville was reached on June 30, 2017 after 22 months of design and construction activity.
In preparation for the 2017-18 school year, the new schools opened their doors to the respective school divisions for move-in and training in June. The schools create space for more than 11,000 students from Pre-kindergarten to Grade 8, as well as up to 810 children in the child care centres. The design and construction of all schools followed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) principles and the schools are expected to achieve LEED Silver Certification in the coming months.
“As the largest school construction projects in Saskatchewan’s history, Concert Infrastructure is proud to have reached this significant milestone on-time and on-budget with the strong performance of our design-build partners, Bird Construction and Wright Construction,” said Derron Bain, Senior Vice President, on behalf of Concert Infrastructure and Joint Use Mutual Partnership. “We are committed to the Province of Saskatchewan and look forward to working with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education and school divisions for many years to come.”
As part of the 30-year design-build-finance-maintain contract signed with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education in 2015, Concert Infrastructure will continue to manage the operations of the projects, alongside its day-to-day service provider Johnson Controls Canada LP. Ownership of all schools remains with the school divisions.
About Concert Infrastructure
Concert Infrastructure is dedicated to developing and managing a diverse range of critical social and economic infrastructure in support of Canada’s growing economy. Proudly Canadian, Concert Infrastructure is committed to being a responsive and community-focused investment and development partner.
Concert Infrastructure Fund Unitholders
All Concert Infrastructure unitholders are union and management pension funds representing Canadian workers. Our foundation and success is based upon their strength and backing. The pension plans that invest in Concert Infrastructure are:
- B.C. Labourers’ Pension Plan
- Local 213 Electrical Workers’ Pension Plan
- Marine and Shipbuilders Local 506 Pension Plan
- Operating Engineers’ Pension Plan
- Pile Drivers, Divers, Bridge, Dock & Wharf Builders Pension Plan
- Plumbing and Pipefitting Workers Local 170 Pension Plan
- Pulp & Paper Industry Pension Plan
- Teamsters Local 213 Pension Plan
- Telecommunication Workers Pension Plan
- United Food & Commercial Workers Union Pension Plan
Derron Bain, Senior Vice President
DBain@ConcertInfrastructure.com | 647.789.2066