The Dunfield Theatre started construction in August 2011 and was completed in February 2013. It is a three-storey, 59,000ft² live theatre in downtown Galt. It includes 500 seat auditorium, a grand front lobby with a large curtain wall, an 80 foot fly tower, 5 rehearsal halls, a prop work shop, a wardrobe room, 7 make-up rooms and 6 – 5 bedroom apartments on the 3rd floor for the actors.
It was constructed of steel columns and beams with hollow core pre-cast concrete floors. The roof is built of steel joist with steel decking. Exterior walls are predominantly heavy gauge steel stud with dense glass, z-girts filled with insulation and steel siding. Interior walls in the rehearsal rooms and the main theatre are mostly comprised of architectural coloured block, with the remainder of the building constructed with light gauge steel stud and drywall.
Dunfield Theatre Cambridge was built by Melloul-Blamey Construction Inc. I worked on the job from the beginning to the end. As the job started I was an Junior Construction Supervisor overseeing layout, quality control, scheduling, job sequencing and job site safety. This role also included making engineering judgements on-site, working with engineers, architects and building inspectors. As the job progressed, there were extended periods of time when I took over the role of Senior Construction Superintendent. In December 2012, I became the Senior Construction Superintendent until the job’s completion in March 2013.