EllisDon Awarded Its First Managed Services Contract

Company given mandate to maintain, monitor and support base building network for PwC Tower

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - EllisDon announced today the award of its first Managed Services contract.  The work is being done at PwC Tower, a 650,000 square foot office tower that is owned by the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC). Located in Toronto's Southcore Financial District at 18 York Street, the project was built by EllisDon and was completed in August 2011.

The PwC Tower is considered one of Canada's most advanced IP networked commercial buildings, as it is one of the first commercial towers in North America to feature a unified base building network.  This means that all base building systems, including security, power metering and lighting, are using the unified IP Network.

EllisDon's Managed Services group was engaged to provide comprehensive maintenance and monitoring of this network, in order to ensure the seamless operation of the building.  The group will provide 24/7 monitoring and support of the network, that includes a single point of accountability for customer requests and incident management.

The Managed Services group was created in January of 2012 as a complement to the company's Information & Communication Technology and Facilities Management groups.  Through their engagement, the Managed Services team provides ongoing system and technology support to property managers and building owners with the objective of leveraging the advanced technological solutions that are being deployed within the building.

Robert Barnes, EllisDon's Director of Managed Services, talks about the importance of this win for the company: "This is a huge win for EllisDon and the Managed Services team," says Barnes. "We are not just handing the keys over and walking away once core construction is complete, but rather, we are systematically implementing a strategy from the start of occupancy to ensure seamless operation of a building throughout its lifecycle."

About EllisDon
EllisDon is an employee-owned construction services company, with revenues in excess of $2.7 billion annually, which delivers construction expertise to clients throughout the world. The company offers not only construction and project management services but now a growing range of construction services in risk management, sustainability and technology.  For more information, please visit www.ellisdon.com.


SOURCE: EllisDon Corporation

For further information:

Rishma Mangat
EllisDon Corporation
Phone: (905) 896-8900
Fax: (905) 896-8911

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