The homeless population is particularly affected by floods, fires, and pandemic. In February 2021, Scott Construction (Scott) was the Construction Manager of a 60-bed homeless shelter in Vancouver. The fast-tracked project went from being an empty warehouse with no drawings or permits, to a fully functioning emergency shelter in just six months.
The entire team moved incredibly quickly, while ensuring a quality product and a safe space for the occupants. The synergy between all parties exemplified how Scott produced significant project benefits by having team members work together during the unprecedented challenges of the combined pandemic and homelessness crisis.
The Klahowya Tillicum Lalum shelter (meaning “welcome friend home”) is operated by Lu’ma Native Housing Society and is funded by BC Housing. The team (in alphabetical order) consists of: Access SMTAME Group, Applied Coatings, Atco, Carscadden (Architect), City of Vancouver, Davidson Bros, ML Painting, Omen Engineering, RJC Engineers, Shaw, Steele Electric, The Brothers Door Company, The Power Group, Tomwood Contracting, and Urban Saw.