Equitable Life of Canada Office Renovation

AEC provided construction management services for renovations to Equitable Life of Canada’s office to create a modernized, more open workspace for their staff. Constructed over two phases, the renovation includes employee workstations, private offices, meeting rooms, a kitchenette, and informal collaboration spaces. The project initially included 15,000 SF of renovations over two floors, but an additional phase and 5,000 SF of space was added to our scope during construction. Working closely with the design team…

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AEC’s Client-First Philosophy

As the son of a General Contractor, Aaron Engel, President of AEC Construction, developed an early appreciation for how the world around him was built. The excitement of watching a building go from an idea to something concrete and built by your own two hands drew Aaron first to his father’s construction sites, and in later years to Conestoga College’s Architecture – Construction Engineering Technology program. Aaron’s studies gave him a full picture of every…

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Creating a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This past year has been a whirlwind of activity for AEC and our sister company, WalterFedy, from transitioning to fully remote work, to celebrating WalterFedy’s 70th year in business, to welcoming a new CEO at WalterFedy and President at AEC. One of our most significant achievements came at the beginning of 2021 with the launch of a new committee, dedicated to ensuring our organizations are diverse, equitable, and inclusive. It was a significant step for our firms,…

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Creating a Safe Construction Environment

As construction professionals, health and safety is our top priority in everything we do both on and off the job site. Over the last 6 months, we have challenged ourselves to look closely at our health and safety program as we work through the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program for health and safety management. We caught up with AEC’s president, Aaron Engel, to learn more about the COR certification process, construction safety, and the factors…

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Construction site closures

Following the announcement on Friday, April 3 from Premier Ford, AEC is temporarily halting construction on sites deemed non-essential. The company continues to monitor updates from the provincial and federal government and will respond in accordance with their guidelines in order to protect workers and aid in the containment of COVID-19. Although our office remains closed to normal business activity, we are supporting work-from-home opportunities. Our team continues to complete project work for new and…

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Ensuring a safe workplace during COVID-19

The health and safety of our staff, clients, partners, and suppliers is of utmost importance. The impact that COVID-19 is having on communities worldwide is unprecedented, and we remain ever-cautious in ensuring everyone’s health and safety.  While our offices are closed to normal business activity, our job sites remain operational during this time. We have implemented additional measures to help prevent the spread of the virus. Measures we are taking include:  Limiting visitors to our worksites,  Supporting employees working from home,  Moving meetings…

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