+ Lockerbie & Hole says it earned its reputation as a leading mechanical contractor through its diverse portfolio of projects completed throughout Canada.
“Lockerbie & Hole Contracting uses the latest green building practices to complete projects that are environmentally sensitive.”
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Lockerbie & Hole Contracting Ltd Headquarters: Edmonton
Not many contractors can say they have operated for more than 100 years, but Lockerbie & Hole Contracting Ltd. can. Based in Edmonton, the mechanical construction management firm provides services including plumbing, heating and air conditioning, fire protection and welding. Lockerbie & Hole says its history goes back to 1898, when Ontario native Jack
Lockerbie came to Edmonton to start his own plumbing company. Eight years later, Lockerbie formed a partnership with Harry Hole, a plumber from London, England.
In 1912, the two were joined by Lockerbie’s brother, Doug Lockerbie, and incorporated J.A. Lockerbie Ltd. But when Jack Lockerbie died in 1919, Hole and Doug Lockerbie formed a new partnership and renamed the company Lockerbie & Hole.
Today, Lockerbie & Hole is part of the Aecon group of companies and has other locations in Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. “We have successfully completed a diverse range of projects through-out Canada,” the company says, noting that these include office towers, shopping centres, hotels, educational institutions, airports and hospital complexes.
The company says it is regarded as one of the country’s leading mechanical contractors. “Lockerbie & Hole has developed a solid track record of performance and many clients return to have the top customer service that our company believes they deserve,” it says.
On each of its projects, Lockerbie & Hole’s staff uses automated fabrication and construction practices and advanced technical, reporting and communication systems. Additionally, “Lockerbie & Hole
Contracting uses the latest green building practices to complete projects that are environmentally sensitive and sustainable for generations to come,” the company says.
Among the Best
One field where Lockerbie & Hole excels is in municipal projects. “From treatment plants, pumping stations and reservoirs in small Western Canadian towns to treatment plants in various Chinese provinces, Lockerbie & Hole’s construction professionals are among the best in the business,” the company says.
Lockerbie & Hole’s portfolio includes its $32 million contract for the Lulu Island Treatment Plant in Richmond, British Columbia. During this project, the company installed complete secondary solids and liquids facilities, and refurbished existing primary facilities. “Lockerbie & Hole installed three digesters, three trickling filters, three domed filters and three secondary clarifiers,” the company says. “We also performed sludge handling, gas cogeneration, gas management, odour control, scum handling, dewatering and sludge screening, snail removal and compacting systems.”
In addition, Lockerbie & Hole installed more than 800 pieces of equipment and completed 50 tie-ins as the plant stayed operational. Today, Lulu Island “produces 50 tons of solids per day and serves over 175,000 residents,” the company says.
A High Standard
Another Lockerbie & Hole focus is commercial projects, which it has specialized in for more than 100 years. “From office towers to shopping centres, hotels, resorts and entertainment complexes, Lockerbie & Hole’s experienced teams plan, manage and construct to the highest performance standards,” the company says.
One project where the firm employed these skills was the Surrey City Centre project, in Surrey City, British Columbia. The company had a mechanical contract for the 1-million-square-foot centre, which consisted of a four-story atrium and galleria on top of the existing Surrey Place Mall.
“Our scope of work included the installation of two 2-million-BTU boilers, four chillers, three cooling towers, hundreds of pumps, fans and fixtures and 30,000 metres of piping,” the company says. Lockerbie & Hole finished the project in 2002.