ABC Schools Partnership brings together world-class talent and expertise to design, build and finance the 12 new P3 schools, and maintain them for 30 years. The finance partners are HOCHTIEF Solutions AG and Concert Infrastructure Ltd. The industry partners responsible for designing and building the schools are Turner Construction Company, Clark Builders, Stantec Architecture Ltd. and Stantec Consulting Ltd. Maintenance and renewal will be performed by Ainsworth Inc.
ABC Schools Partnership is committed to operating at the highest standards for both employees and the public, integrating safety considerations into all design, construction and operations decisions.
HOCHTIEF Solutions AG
In its PPP Solutions segment, HOCHTIEF Solutions AG develops and realizes concessions and operator projects in the business fields of roads and social infrastructure. Subsidiary HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions North America Inc. was founded at the beginning of 2008 and serves the growing PPP markets in the USA and Canada. The company’s PPP experts are also active in the energy segment. HOCHTIEF Solutions consolidates the core business of the HOCHTIEF Group in Europe and in selected regions worldwide. The company plans, develops, builds, operates and manages real estate and infrastructure facilities. HOCHTIEF Solutions is the management company of the Group’s Europe division. In many regions and segments, the company is a market and innovation leader.
Concert Infrastructure Fund
The Concert Infrastructure Fund, managed by Concert Infrastructure Ltd., is a tax-exempt investment vehicle specializing in the development of PPP projects in Canada and was capitalized in October 2010 with $105 million in irrevocable commitments from its ten Canadian Pension Plan unit holders. In the 24 months since its inception, Concert Infrastructure has committed equity to two Ontario AFP transactions (Ontario Provincial Police Modernization and Forensic Services Coroner’s Complex projects) and the Phase III New Schools P3 Project.
Concert Infrastructure is part of the broader group of Concert entities that includes Concert Real Estate Corporation and Concert Properties Ltd. Since its creation in 1989, Concert has developed over $2 billion in projects in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, has current assets of $1.6 billion and shareholder equity of $800 million. Concert specializes in developing rental apartments, condominium homes and retirement communities, acquiring and developing commercial, industrial and infrastructure properties, and property management. Concert has operations in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.
Turner Construction Company
Turner Construction Company provides building services to clients who value diligence, resourcefulness and creativity in a partner. Turner maintains a network of offices around the globe, with a staff of 5,000 employees who work on more than 1,200 projects each year. With $8 billion in annual construction volume, Turner ranks first or second in the industry’s major market segments. In fact, Engineering News Record’s Top 400 Contractors Sourcebook has recognized Turner as the leading education builder for over a decade, putting into place over $1.2 billion in education work in 2011 alone. As a North America-based, international company, Turner is able to offer clients the accessibility and support of a local firm with the stability and resources of a multi-national organization.
Clark Builders is an Alberta leader in the delivery of complex design-build and construction management projects. Based in Edmonton, Calgary, Yellowknife and Saskatoon, with annual volumes exceeding $500 million and over 700 Alberta-based employees, Clark has Alberta’s largest field work force of any construction manager/general contractor along with a proven track record of delivering complex projects on time and on budget. Clark began operations in 1974 in Yellowknife where the company began to develop a reputation as a leader in the delivery of complex design-build projects in remote locations. The design-build and logistics management expertise developed through those many remote projects forms the foundation of Clark’s operations and has resulted in a culture of efficient, professionally managed projects throughout all of the company’s geographic locations and a long string of successful results and satisfied clients.
Clark’s success has been recognized with such recent accolades as being named as one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Managed Companies (Deloitte/CIBC/National Post/Queens University), Canada’s Top 50 Best Employers (AON Hewitt) and the Alberta Contractor of the Year for 2011 (Merit Contractors Association/Alberta Venture Magazine).
Ainsworth, one of the most experienced maintenance and renewal service providers in Canada, has been a significant force in the construction and service industries of Canada's commercial, industrial, and institutional marketplaces since 1933. A privately owned company employing approximately 1000 personnel, Ainsworth is known for its quality work, around-the-clock customer service, and solid safety record. Every employee within Ainsworth is committed to continually improving the quality of the company’s goods and services. Ainsworth has been ISO 9001 Registered since 1999 and with its impressive business history, has the special ability to provide multi-service disciplines from a single point of contact. Ainsworth's maintenance and retrofit services, as well as communication services allow the company to maintain relationships with customers which began at the project installation stage.
Stantec, founded in 1954, provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects. Continually striving to balance economic, environmental, and social responsibilities, Stantec is recognized as a world-class leader and innovator in the delivery of sustainable solutions. Stantec supports public and private sector clients in a diverse range of markets at every stage, from the initial conceptualization and financial feasibility study to project completion and beyond. Stantec’s corporate headquarters are located in Edmonton and services are provided on projects around the world through approximately 11,000 employees operating out of more than 170 locations in North America and four locations internationally.