CD Howe Building

The fast-tracked, multiphase renewal of this 1,490,000ft² multi-level office complex consisted mainly of an extensive base building and tenant fit-up. The scope of the project was later expanded to include a replacement program for the multi-million dollar skylight.

Lundy incorporated innovative mechanical and electrical base building concepts into the project; lighting and ventilation systems were installed to allow the end user to manipulate work environments individually. 

As part of the skylight replacement, Lundy changed angled glass walls along the perimeter of the roof eleven stories over Ottawa’s busiest downtown streets.

Contract    Construction Management 

Contract    $18,500,000


Contract Start   June 2002

Completion    September 2003


Constructability Solutions

  • The building, which houses large Federal Government clients such as Industry Canada and The Office of the Auditor General, remained operational throughout construction. Lundy designed a complex phasing schedule to allow sections of the building to be closed and their attendant systems rerouted with minimum tenant disruption.
  • New electrical rooms were installed in the building as well as a new base building systems and sophisticated HVAC equipment. All of these additions needed to be integrated with one another as well as the older parts of the building. Lundy set out detailed commissioning procedures to make sure that this integration went as smoothly as possible.
  • The skylight replacement presented considerable logistical and health and safety concerns, primarily regarding the height of the building and the size of the panels. Lundy made sure that all personnel involved in the replacement were adequately trained in health and safety procedures and that all preventative measures were followed to the letter.

Project Team

Denis Sauve
Project Manager

Herve LeMaire
Bob Colton

Site Superintendent

Luisa Specogna
Project Coordinator


Tempest Management
Greg Moore (613) 231-3875


Richard Chmiel Architect
Grant Morden (613) 234-3585





McKee Engineering
Andrew Lawton (613) 723-9585