Fortis BC, Penticton


FortisBC Gas Building is located in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, in the Okanagan Valley. At over 60,000 square feet, the building is used to calibrate commercial and industrial gas values.

The Challenge

The customer needed to replace their aging equipment with new, more efficient units. The project had to be on budget and on time, and Kimco needed to be flexible to a project start date that was aligned with the owner’s needs, with little advance notice.

Additional complications included:

  • The removal and installation of the rooftop units needed to have a minimal impact on operations and workers within the building
  • As the building is employed to calibrate gas valves, the project was subject to stringent temperature and humidity variances that needed to be kept at a minimum
  • The work site needed to endure all types of weather, from sunshine to snow and freezing temperatures
  • Crane lifts needed to be coordinated with the arrival of rooftop units without disrupting operations or access to the building

The Kimco solution

Project management and co-ordination with owner and tenants around their work and delivery schedules was key to the success of this project, as overall operations and employee comfort could not be compromised during installation. Our team of three worked early in the morning so that downtime was limited and new units could be running before high demand from the RTUs was needed. Multiple sizes of cranes were required, due to the weight and location of the rooftop units.

  • Make: Lennox (Roof Top Units)
  • Model: EnerGence LGH & LCH Series
  • Install timeframe: 3 weeks

Critically, the upgrade could not disrupt building services, (such as electrical, natural gas, sewer or water) and it was essential to maintain temperature thresholds in all areas during the installation.

Kimco has also completed lighting upgrades at the Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon Fortis locations.




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Certifications & Associations

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce
ITA BC
Southern Interior Construction Association
BC Construction Association
Independent Contractors Business Association
WorkSafe BC
ASHRAE
Fortis BC Trade Ally Network
British Columbia Electrical Association
Comply Works
Avetta
BC Hydro Power Smart
BBB
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