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PAGE OCR B2 – DECEMBER 2013 – The Ontario Construction Report ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION Wellington North Ontario Provincial Police Detachment – Teviotdale Architects design $7.5 million project to meet rural county’s requirements STAFF WRITER – The Ontario Construction Report Special Feature The village of Teviotdale will soon be home to a state- of-the-art $7.5 million Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) de- tachment, replacing one in Palmerston. The 18,600 sq. ft. building has been designed by +VG Architects and is being constructed by Collaborative Struc- tures Ltd. The site, a former sports field, offered the opportunity to reflect the community’s rural feel and location. +VG Archi- tects associate partner Travis Forrest says the sprawling building reflects the region, taking advantage of abundant land. “The building is comprised of natural stone, aluminum and glass and the roof is a metal shingle,” he said. “The look is very much a rural feel. There is even a hitching post in the parking lot according to the region’s bylaws (to support the strong Mennonite community, many of who still travel by horse and buggy).” iSPAN Systems won the contract to provide the design, supply, and erection of the light steel frame structure, which in this case provided the main gravity and lateral load resist- ance for the building. President Mike Strickland says this construction method has advantages over typical masonry and concrete projects ––––––––––––––––––––––– Please see page OCR B3