Our latest venture at the Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery in West Kelowna will feature more than 14,000 sq. ft. of retail space, a wine tasting area, a new restaurant, a walk-out level and an observation deck. Our team used BIM technology to model the architectural and mechanical design, and in doing so, found oversights that would have caused lasting structural issues. With this, the team saved an estimated $112,000 of rework and recovered 45+ days of schedule!
“BIM drives stronger collaboration between construction teams and stakeholders," says Vince Plourd, BIM Manager, Pre-Construction. "It’s a cutting-edge process that improves efficiency, captures relevant data to help with planning and improves project outcomes. It is just something that Chandos does and we swear by it."
Owned by Pure West Developments, the Mt. Boucherie winery dates back to 1968 and includes some of the oldest estate vineyards in the region; so, ensuring accurate construction and preservation was essential.
The venue is designed by Ciccozzi Architecture Inc. and interfaces structural concrete, steel and wood framing in various angles. It also has a variety of top grade exterior and interior finishes, and is expected to be an icon of the West Kelowna wine trail.