The team at Ernst Hansch Construction Ltd. values their long term relationship with Transcontinental LGM – Coronet, a North American leader in flexible packaging and Canada’s largest printer and leader in specialty media segments
One of the many projects completed by Ernst Hansch Construction Ltd. for Transcontinental was a new 11,200 ft2 press base, completed in 2014. This project required lifting a portion of the existing roof to accommodate a higher press than the current structure would allow. Construction also included a 925 ft2 exterior pad required to house Transcontinental’s new oxidizer equipment.
Working within an active print shop, hoarding of the construction work areas is critical for all projects completed for Transcontinental. This project included extensive hoarding, demolition of the existing structure, cutting and removal of the existing concrete slab.
To accommodate the new, larger printing press, the area was excavated, large capacity piles and a deep reinforced concrete press base were installed. The old existing roof and support structure were demolished and structural steel was erected to support the installation of the new roof.
In 2017 and 2018, Ernst Hansch Construction Ltd. completed the reskinning of 83,400 ft2 of roofing for Transcontinental. Working over an active work space, thousands of feet of wet and damaged roof insulation were removed and replaced. Work included the removal and repair of hundreds of existing roof openings.
Over 30 mechanical units were removed and replaced or renewed, gas piping was removed or replaced and abandoned old large ductwork was removed from the roof while working around live duct runs. Roof drains were installed, complete with new internal piping to separate these drains from the combined sewer and divert rainwater to the land drainage system instead.