A Snapshot of Projects completed during Steve Ashton's Career and ACS Projects  

Ralph Klein Park and Shepard Environmental Education Centre   : LEED Gold, 25,000ft2 glulam timber frame and steel superstructure on concrete foundation and main floor suspended slab.  Top of the line interior finishes and building envelope including zinc cladding and Swiss Pearl cement fibre panels.  This project also included a $2M public art portion which included the coordination and installation of a sculpture created by Beverly Pepper from the U.S.  

Ralph Klein Park and Shepard Environmental Education Centre: LEED Gold, 25,000ft2 glulam timber frame and steel superstructure on concrete foundation and main floor suspended slab.  Top of the line interior finishes and building envelope including zinc cladding and Swiss Pearl cement fibre panels.  This project also included a $2M public art portion which included the coordination and installation of a sculpture created by Beverly Pepper from the U.S.  

Canmore Elevation Place:     This LEED Gold recreational multiplex consisted of a 3000ft2 65ft high climbing complex installed by world renowned climbing wall supplier Waltopia, an 11,000ft2 library, a 26,000ft2 aquatic facility including a 25m competition pool, leisure pool, lazy river, aqua zone, waterslide and hot tub, a 2,500ft2 gym and an additional 17,000ft2 of community classrooms and multipurpose space.  This project utilized some of the largest glulam beams installed in Canada.   

Canmore Elevation Place:  This LEED Gold recreational multiplex consisted of a 3000ft2 65ft high climbing complex installed by world renowned climbing wall supplier Waltopia, an 11,000ft2 library, a 26,000ft2 aquatic facility including a 25m competition pool, leisure pool, lazy river, aqua zone, waterslide and hot tub, a 2,500ft2 gym and an additional 17,000ft2 of community classrooms and multipurpose space.  This project utilized some of the largest glulam beams installed in Canada.   

Oi Kwan Place   : This downtown Calgary project including the renovation of the attached adjacent 12 story apartment building including a mould and asbestos abatement as well as the new construction of a 20 story concrete apartment while preserving the façade of a 1940’s church.  This project posed some significant challenges including very tight clearances and zero laydown, no access for heavy equipment of any kind, shoring and underpinning, abatement, and the structural stabilization of an historic church façade. 

Oi Kwan Place: This downtown Calgary project including the renovation of the attached adjacent 12 story apartment building including a mould and asbestos abatement as well as the new construction of a 20 story concrete apartment while preserving the façade of a 1940’s church.  This project posed some significant challenges including very tight clearances and zero laydown, no access for heavy equipment of any kind, shoring and underpinning, abatement, and the structural stabilization of an historic church façade. 

Sundance West:    200,000ft2 concrete office building plus 200,000ft2, 4 story underground parkade (the deepest outside downtown in Calgary).  This project included one of the largest continuous concrete raft slab pours in Calgary history at approx. 4,000m3 poured over the course of 20hrs.  Over 35,000m3 of concrete was poured over the 2 year schedule of this project.   

Sundance West: 200,000ft2 concrete office building plus 200,000ft2, 4 story underground parkade (the deepest outside downtown in Calgary).  This project included one of the largest continuous concrete raft slab pours in Calgary history at approx. 4,000m3 poured over the course of 20hrs.  Over 35,000m3 of concrete was poured over the 2 year schedule of this project.   

     Hotel Clique:    110,000ft2, 206 room wood framed 4 story hotel with large lobby area, restaurant, conference rooms, fitness facility and hot tub/spa area.  This project was constructed in the YYC business park surrounding the Calgary International Airport.   

  Hotel Clique: 110,000ft2, 206 room wood framed 4 story hotel with large lobby area, restaurant, conference rooms, fitness facility and hot tub/spa area.  This project was constructed in the YYC business park surrounding the Calgary International Airport.   

Sundance West 2:    25,000ft2 structural steel (Canam Hambro) structure and concrete parkade. This project also included an office T.I. for Colt Engineering and retail T.I. for Starbucks.    

Sundance West 2: 25,000ft2 structural steel (Canam Hambro) structure and concrete parkade. This project also included an office T.I. for Colt Engineering and retail T.I. for Starbucks.   

Private Custom Residence:    New construction house in Canmore Alberta designed by Nest Design and Drafting Studio.  Steve Ashton self-performed the foundations, concrete floor slabs and site concrete as well as various other scopes of work. 

Private Custom Residence: New construction house in Canmore Alberta designed by Nest Design and Drafting Studio.  Steve Ashton self-performed the foundations, concrete floor slabs and site concrete as well as various other scopes of work. 

Rocky Mountain Soap Company Corporate Office and Production Facility/Workshop:  This renovation to an existing 24,000ft2 buidling included the retrofitting and installation of a new 3 stop elevator, structural reinforcing to the main and 2nd floors for increased loading, a new roof top patio and a new state of the art, 5,000ft2 open concept office space designed by McKinley Burkart Architects.   This project utilized a number of reclaimed, reused and non-toxic materials.   ACS was involved from day one and managed the preconstruction process while working along side the designers to ensure the budget was kept on track as the design developed.  This project was delivered on time and on budget.   

Rocky Mountain Soap Company Corporate Office and Production Facility/Workshop: This renovation to an existing 24,000ft2 buidling included the retrofitting and installation of a new 3 stop elevator, structural reinforcing to the main and 2nd floors for increased loading, a new roof top patio and a new state of the art, 5,000ft2 open concept office space designed by McKinley Burkart Architects.   This project utilized a number of reclaimed, reused and non-toxic materials.   ACS was involved from day one and managed the preconstruction process while working along side the designers to ensure the budget was kept on track as the design developed.  This project was delivered on time and on budget.   

Evoolution Canmore:   This 1,400ft2 new olive oil and vinegar retail store and tasting bar was designed by Kaben Design.   This store incorporated high end, reclaimed and sustainable finishes to deliver and absolutely stunning and busy store to Main St. in Canmore, AB.  ACS was involved from day one to help conceive the budget and schedule, ensure it was in line with the owners expectations and ultimately deliver on time and on budget.   

Evoolution Canmore:  This 1,400ft2 new olive oil and vinegar retail store and tasting bar was designed by Kaben Design.   This store incorporated high end, reclaimed and sustainable finishes to deliver and absolutely stunning and busy store to Main St. in Canmore, AB.  ACS was involved from day one to help conceive the budget and schedule, ensure it was in line with the owners expectations and ultimately deliver on time and on budget.   

Sticks and Stones Design Group Design Centre:  This 1,000ft2 renovation to their existing space consisted of a completely new space layout, new finishes, a new kitchen and a new luxurious board room/design centre,  This project was completed designed by Sticks and Stones Design Group and is located in the Devonian Drawworks building in downtown Canmore, AB.   This project was delivered on time and on budget.   

Sticks and Stones Design Group Design Centre: This 1,000ft2 renovation to their existing space consisted of a completely new space layout, new finishes, a new kitchen and a new luxurious board room/design centre,  This project was completed designed by Sticks and Stones Design Group and is located in the Devonian Drawworks building in downtown Canmore, AB.   This project was delivered on time and on budget.   

WildLife Distillery:   This 1400ft2 design-build of Canmore's first micro distillery consisted of creating a tasting and retail area and distillery complete with an engineered raised concrete production floor, new HVAC and ventilation equipment, electrical and fire alarm systems as well as an all new complex mechanical system as required for the owner's selected gin, vodka and whiskey distilling equipment.  This project was done in collaboration with Nest Design and Drafting Studio from Canmore.  

WildLife Distillery:  This 1400ft2 design-build of Canmore's first micro distillery consisted of creating a tasting and retail area and distillery complete with an engineered raised concrete production floor, new HVAC and ventilation equipment, electrical and fire alarm systems as well as an all new complex mechanical system as required for the owner's selected gin, vodka and whiskey distilling equipment.  This project was done in collaboration with Nest Design and Drafting Studio from Canmore.  

Evoolution Banff:   This was a 1200ft2 renovation of an existing retail unit in a Banff Avenue heritage building.  The project included the interior finishes as design by Kaben Design as well as bringing the existing unit up to code with fire rating, fire protection and  structural modifications to suit the new design.    The process that was followed from pre-construction to completion was similar to the above shown Evoolution Canmore project.    This was a project done for a repeat customer of ACS.    

Evoolution Banff:  This was a 1200ft2 renovation of an existing retail unit in a Banff Avenue heritage building.  The project included the interior finishes as design by Kaben Design as well as bringing the existing unit up to code with fire rating, fire protection and  structural modifications to suit the new design.    The process that was followed from pre-construction to completion was similar to the above shown Evoolution Canmore project.   This was a project done for a repeat customer of ACS.   

Toniq:   This tenant improvement to a 650ft2 unit in the newly constructed Tinbox Building in Downtown Canmore consisted of a retail location with a production raw food kitchen located in behind.  ACS worked with the owner to coordinate the design and finishes and bring the owner's dreams to life.   ACS design-built and implemented with the selected sub-contrators the HVAC, mechanical and electrical scopes of work as well as supplied and installed the custom finish carpentry and millwork.   

Toniq:  This tenant improvement to a 650ft2 unit in the newly constructed Tinbox Building in Downtown Canmore consisted of a retail location with a production raw food kitchen located in behind.  ACS worked with the owner to coordinate the design and finishes and bring the owner's dreams to life.   ACS design-built and implemented with the selected sub-contrators the HVAC, mechanical and electrical scopes of work as well as supplied and installed the custom finish carpentry and millwork.   

Unit 202 - Pinnacle - Silvertip:  This renovation to a 2500ft2 luxury 3 bedroom one floor condo in Canmore consisted of all new flooring, new custom decorative ceilings, new custom built-in millwork features a new custom living room fireplace and new paint throughout.   This project was done in collaboration with Nest Design and Drafting Studio from Canmore as well as Moss Interior Design from Caglary.  

Unit 202 - Pinnacle - Silvertip: This renovation to a 2500ft2 luxury 3 bedroom one floor condo in Canmore consisted of all new flooring, new custom decorative ceilings, new custom built-in millwork features a new custom living room fireplace and new paint throughout.   This project was done in collaboration with Nest Design and Drafting Studio from Canmore as well as Moss Interior Design from Caglary.  

Alberta Health Services - Mental Health and Addictions Clinic - Boardwalk Expansion:  This expansion and renovation to an existing clinic location in the Boardwalk Building in Canmore, AB, included work to approx. 7000ft2 of main floor space.  The project included new finishes, complete new electrical, mechanical and HVAC as well as all new security and IT infrastructure to meet with AHS's robust specification.  This project was designed by Gibbs Gage Architects and subconsultants included DBK Engineering Ltd.   This project required specific attention to detail, proper scheduling and execution to hit the completion dates and bring this project in on time and on budget.  

Alberta Health Services - Mental Health and Addictions Clinic - Boardwalk Expansion: This expansion and renovation to an existing clinic location in the Boardwalk Building in Canmore, AB, included work to approx. 7000ft2 of main floor space.  The project included new finishes, complete new electrical, mechanical and HVAC as well as all new security and IT infrastructure to meet with AHS's robust specification.  This project was designed by Gibbs Gage Architects and subconsultants included DBK Engineering Ltd.   This project required specific attention to detail, proper scheduling and execution to hit the completion dates and bring this project in on time and on budget.