Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

This 21,000ft² facility features two storeys of office space, an open atrium, and a large boardroom. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority HQ was the first public service building in the region to achieve LEED® Gold certification.

On September 24 2009, Lundy Construction was awarded the 1st Annual Ontario General Contractors Association Project Award of Excellence for our role in this environmentally responsible project.

Contract    Construction Management

Contract   $5,600,000

Contract Start   August 2006

Completion   October 2007

Constructability Solutions

  • The construction schedule spanned two winter seasons and required extensive site work, which had been allocated 20% of the budget. Accordingly, all site services, site grading, and storm water management systems had to be installed during the first construction season. This was accomplished, meeting the engendering and tendering milestones, by implementing a fast-track planning, design, and procurement process.
  • The hybrid structure incorporated load-bearing masonry walls, structural steel, and heavy timber roof beams. This combination of structural materials made installation difficult. With the support of a field engineer, who reviewed all the shop drawings and logistics, the site superintendent coordinated the trades through a successful installation.
  • Because this was the first LEED® Gold certified public building in Eastern Ontario, suppliers and subcontractors had little if any knowledge of the certification process. Lundy developed a subcontractor and vendor education package with a LEED® consultant, attained LEED® points while value engineering, performed monthly status reviews, and established a robust submittals process to resolve this issue.

Project Team

Gina Courtland
Project Manager

John Sanzo
Site Supervisor

Jennifer Morrison
Project Coordinator


Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
Dale Hallet (613) 692-3571


Christopher Simmonds Architect
Christopher Simmonds (613) 567-7888


Cleland Jardine Structural Engineers
Mike Cleland (613) 591-1533


Leslie Jones & Associates
Leslie Jones (613) 233-2758


D.B. Gray Engineering
Doug Gray (613) 249-8044