New construction project for tenant space at a landmark commercial property of First Canadian Place. Storefront reconfiguration and a new entrance were designed to enhance the tenant space and accommodate a new floor plan.
E1 was contracted to supply and install a new 12mm clear tempered glass entrance system with a pair of centre hung, top & bottom brushed stainless steel door rails. This heavy glass entrance system with top and bottom rails creates beautiful and uninterrupted sight lines. The three large glass sidelites create an elegant and grand environment and maintain the same details as the doors throughout with brushed stainless steel sidelite rails. The existing sliding mall front was originally divided into two sections. The designer and architect wisely reconfigured the ‘Kawneer 1040 Sliding Mall Front System’ and relocated it to one side of the storefront. The panels were retrofitted with all new castors, top guide pins, bottom and top tracks and a new stacking area in a concealed closet. This retrofit maintained the base building aesthetic and found a huge savings to the budget of the project.
Working at First Canadian Place (in the heart of Toronto’s financial district) meant that most of the work had to be done afterhours. Managing deliveries and coordinating the technicians was important because the tenant space was always busy with multiple trades and no onsite storage was available. Everything had be delivered on a” just in time” basis right into the hands of the technicians for installation. Plus, the schedule for the project was lean from the onset and left no room for error. Communication between the contactor and E1 was a key element of the success of this project. E1 carefully planned the installation in consultation with the project manager and the site superintendent. Once the plan was established E1 developed a detailed set of shop drawings clearly detailing important building interfaces so the contractor could confidently move forward with the required structural modifications. This level of communication paid solid dividends because by knowing what the contractor wanted and when they wanted it E1 was able to be on site with the right materials at the right time.