Nunavut's Partner for Business

Bird Construction

A Nuqsana Partner

As a leading builder in Canada with offices coast-to-coast, Bird Construction has been providing construction services to a long list of new and repeat clients since 1920. Reflecting its broad scope, Bird's clients include leading firms in the energy, mining, commercial, institutional, retail, multi-tenant residential, industrial, water and wastewater, renewables, nuclear, and civil sectors.

Today, Bird is a publicly traded corporation with employees forming a strong shareholder group. This enhances the degree to which employees at all levels commit to our clients. A hands-on approach to the business has given Bird an edge in being able to make decisions quickly and to adapt to the requirements of our clients.

Bird, in its partnership with Nuqsana, offers many client solutions including but not limited to pre-construction early contractor involvement services, sustainable design and construction, building information modeling / virtual design and construction, modular buildings, fabrication, mass timber, equity, self-perform, quality, safety, technology, industrial maintenance, and delivery models.

Some of the sectors and primary areas of involvement include:



Having delivered some of the country's most prominent institutional, commercial, retail, and multi-tenant facilities for a century, Bird has developed expertise in vertical construction. As a leader in buildings construction across Canada, Bird has built a base of loyal national and local buildings clients on the strength of our reputation for service and competitive costing. The company's success is due in part to the commitment to teamwork and a belief that for each project, the company must act as an extension to the client's organization. 

For more information, please view their buildings online portfolio.


Light Industrial

Bird has a reputation for delivering the complexities of manufacturing, processing, distribution, and warehouse facilities under a range of contract formats, including public-private partnerships, integrated project delivery, early contractor involvement, design-build, progressive design-build, and lump sum. Specialties include pharmaceutical and biotechnology, automated manufacturing and processing, and food and beverage facilities. 

Bird's use of VDC and BIM modelling on many of our projects ensures that constructability, operations, and maintenance are fundamental parts of the process, resulting in schedule certainty, client confidence, and cost savings.

Bird staff have the knowledge and foresight necessary to work in an operating environment, while causing minimal disruption to the client's operation.

For more information, please view their light industrial online portfolio.



Bird Construction's expertise with some of the largest mining clients in Canada includes overburden stripping, contract mining, mine infrastructure development, construction of dams and dykes for tailings confinement, and environmental control infrastructure. Bird also executes ore preparation plants, heavy civil projects, equipment foundations, underground utilities, and complex concrete structures for the mining industry.

For more information, please view their mining online portfolio.


Oil and Gas

Operational excellence, a strong safety culture, and superior performance allow us to ensure reliable production for our oil and gas clients.

Our robust safety culture features an exceptionally high rate of craft involvement in a Behaviour-Based Observation (BBO) program. This universal sense of responsibility assures our clients' projects are executed to the highest safety standards.

Bird offers a full-range of self-perform integrated industrial services such as, fabrication, piping, equipment setting, structural steel, earthwork, concrete, electrical, instrumentation, and SCADA that provide a cost-effective, consistent solution that encompasses construction, operations, and maintenance.

In addition, Bird specializes in the development and deployment of solutions and equipment for efficient one-pass trenching services for oil and gas clients. Work has included the installation of composite pipeline,  steel pipelines, HDPE water line installation, horizontal directional drilling, and the installation of cathodic protection and electrical cable.

Our collaborative, solutions-based approach to projects developed around each client's particular set of processes and procedures, allows us to successfully deliver our clients' projects. 

For more information, please view their oil and gas online portfolio.



Bird maintains a well-trained team of management and skilled trades personnel with extensive experience in the construction of thermal and hydroelectric infrastructure including generating stations, substations, powerhouses and dams, developing a strong reputation for this sector work. A growing portfolio of projects in the nuclear and renewables sectors are expanding Bird's capabilities.

For more information, please view their power online portfolio.



With a history of transportation infrastructure construction that spans over a half century, Bird has played an active role in the delivery of transportation facilities throughout Canada's urban and suburban regions. Specializing in the vertical work associated with these projects, the company's expertise includes infrastructure for rail, light-rail, bus, aviation, bridges, and ferry markets.

For more information, please view their transportation online portfolio.



As the IPD delivery model emerges as an alternative on environmental projects, Bird is well positioned to deliver your next project. Bird has broad-reaching capabilities in water and wastewater treatment, anaerobic digestion, composting, and solids treatment construction. Bird's extensive qualifications and expertise include mechanical, shop fabrication, electrical, instrumentation, and SCADA scopes of work. By self-performing the majority of the work on environmental projects, Bird has proven its ability to quickly respond to clients' demands in the technologically advanced market in which we operate. 
Our solutions-based, collaborative approach, combined with a depth of experience in delivering environmental projects, has allowed us to work under a variety of contract models, including public-private partnerships, integrated project delivery, early contractor involvement, design-build, construction management, cost reimbursable, progressive design-build, and lump sum.
In addition, Bird specializes in the development and deployment of solutions and equipment for efficient one-pass trenching services and executing entire underground infrastructure systems. 

For more information, please view their environmental online portfolio.



With decades of experience in self-performed utilities projects, Bird's resume includes mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, and SCADA scopes of work. 
In addition, Bird specializes in the development and deployment of solutions and equipment for efficient one-pass trenching services, specifically custom trenchless plowing, pipe pulling, and horizontal directional drilling. 

The company employs specialized and unique equipment designed for laying cables, polyethylene pipe, fibreoptic cables, steel pipelines, and fibreglass composite pipe in applications for the telecommunications, oil and gas, water, and other utility industries.

For more information, please view their utilities online portfolio.


Industrial Maintenance

Leveraging our delivery expertise of complex industrial projects, Bird provides civil works, mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation maintenance support for a wide range of facilities. In addition to providing one-time maintenance services to troubleshoot facility challenges, Bird can also leverage our skilled technicians for long-term maintenance programs and on-going assignments. Committed to delivering maintenance services and sensitive upgrades for clients, Bird's maintenance programs deliver high-quality results, within expected timelines and budgets. As with all of Bird's services, projects are completed with a strong focus on safety, client collaboration, and transparency.

For more information, please view their industrial maintenance online portfolio.

Bird values the importance of creating inclusive, respectful, and equitable working environments. We are committed to delivering our projects in a socially responsible way that is mindful of human rights and local residents. This commitment drives the company to partner with clients to ensure that we are aligned in both approach and expectations. Reflected in Bird's national Indigenous Engagement Policy, the company commits to approach our engagement in a constant and culturally appropriate manner, while considering the Truth and Reconciliation call to Action #92, and respecting the diversity of the Indigenous landscape in Canada.

Bird seeks to engage, and consult with, Indigenous peoples to encourage their active participation in the workforce and subcontracting opportunities. Bird understands that contribution to economic reconciliation includes employing Indigenous peoples, purchasing from Indigenous businesses, conducting business with Indigenous partners, and conducting meaningful engagement. 

Delivering projects across Canada and for a wide variety of sectors, the company works with a diverse group of employees, subcontractors, partners, and clients including a growing number of projects and partnerships with Indigenous communities and companies. These companies include some of the more than 43,000 Aboriginal-owned businesses in Canada, with which Bird networks to advance Indigenous business inclusion and participation in the economy. To promote this advancement, we have implemented a mandatory Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training program for all Bird employees. This action is the first step for Bird to continue to promote positive relationships with Indigenous individuals, businesses, and communities as the company continues to make investments in people, projects, and partnerships.

Bird strives to be a positive contributor to the overall well-being of Indigenous Peoples with whom Bird interacts across Canada, and demonstrates this by respecting and promoting the rights of Indigenous peoples across our operations.

Bird is committed to the following:

  • Building respectful relationships and promoting open communications and cultural awareness as fundamental to Bird's business success and applying these same principles in its work that impacts Indigenous communities.
  • Being proactive in employing a qualified workforce that strives to be representative of the Indigenous communities in which it works.
  • Seeking to increase business opportunities for its Indigenous partners and to build capacity in the Indigenous business community.
  • Investing in community programs that support Indigenous cultural awareness, skills development and business capacity through in-kind and financial contributions.

Bird has developed and implemented an Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training Program to better educate its management and employees and enable them to deliver on Bird's commitment to its Indigenous Relations Policy, strategies and plans. Bird management is committed to effectively implementing, monitoring, and reporting on the Indigenous Engagement Policy.

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