Gilead Maintenance Building

Location: Edmonton, AB

The Gilead Maintenance Building project continues a strong relationship between Gilead and Graham as part of a chain of many successful projects completed to date. The project consists of a 4 storey concrete superstructure, with a building footprint of 8800 ft2 and overall area of 34,000 ft2. The main purpose of the Maintenance Building is for the upkeep and servicing of Gilead’s equipment and pharmaceutical systems. Notable features on the main floor include a welding shop, paint shop, millwright shop and instrumentation shop.

The upper levels primarily consist of office space with a tool storage on the 4th floor. The exterior is cladded in metal paneling and curtain wall glazing. With a tight site footprint, Graham utilized a mobile crane to help erect formwork and steel whilst working around various other external projects being completed by the client. Graham coordinated and managed the construction of the high voltage servicing area where two transformers were installed to service the maintenance building.

Graham provided additional value engineering for the client with over $500k of cost savings by changing the curtain wall assembly from a fiberglass system to aluminum system, implemented a peel and stick installation methodology for the exterior air and vapour barrier membrane rather than torch-on to mitigate safety risks and reviewed the building mechanical systems further with the architect to ensure the thermal performance characteristics were not affected.

Contract Value


Prime Consultant

Reimagine Architects Ltd.

Project Owner

Gilead Alberta ULC

Contract Format

Construction Management

Completion Date

December 2020

Contract Duration

29 months