WATERLOO (Dec. 30, 2014) – Birnie Electric has announced the appointment of Keith Bayes as Project Manager for electrical design-build work on Stage 1 of the Region of Waterloo’s new light-rail transit (LRT) system.
The LRT, known as ION, will ultimately connect the three major urban centres of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo. The $6.5 million contract, providing design-assist electrical services with AECOM along with installations for a new maintenance and repair facility and 19 LRT stations, was awarded in October 2014.
“Keith brings invaluable expertise to this project, with more than 20 years’ experience on a variety of major projects,” said Tim Birnie, President, Birnie Electric in making the announcement. “Keith will be working closely with site foreman Dan McCarry, and will represent Birnie Electric at all construction design meetings.”
Bayes was most recently a construction manager at Lockerbie & Hole, formerly a subsidiary of Aecon. He previously worked with Birnie Electric on the Airlink Rail Project in Toronto.
His project experience also includes:
• Solar parks.
• Institutional projects, including the Ryerson Imaging Arts Building.
• Hospital facilities, including CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health).
• Recreational centres, including the Mastercard Centre in Toronto.
• Aerospace, including a WestJet hanger upgrade
Work will begin on the project early in the new year, with completion by the end of 2016. Stage 1 of the project will see light rail trains running on 19 kilometres of track from Conestoga Mall in Waterloo to Fairview Park Mall in Kitchener by 2017. Birnie Electric is working with Aecon, a member of GrandLinq, the consortium awarded the overall contract.
For more information, please contact:
President, Birnie Electric Limited