In the last 30 years, KNH Sawatzky & Associates has built a solid reputation through successful projects that meet the unique needs of our clients in Northern and remote areas from Iqaluit, Nunavut through to Inuvik, Northwest Territories. KNH excels at meeting the unique challenges that constructing buildings in the north present.
We understand the great importance of designing buildings to maximize local labour and sub-trade opportunities. This is even more important in remote areas as there are often limited construction opportunities available. We work collaboratively with all our clients to ensure their specific interests are upheld.
As prime consultants, we are involved in every step of the project from budget considerations, site selection, programming through to selecting the appropriate building systems and components. Logistics plays a huge role in getting equipment and materials to northern and remote work sites. We strive to select components that are site adaptable, light, and durable to reduce the potential for damage during shipping.
Life cycle costing is even more critical for remote projects. The costs for even routine maintenance can be significant and selecting components that have a proven track record and are reliable is very important. Installing control systems that match the local skill level is also an important consideration to keep as many jobs local as is possible. This also helps to reduce the length of unexpected shutdowns.
Benefit of Service
As a full-service prime consulting firm, we work closely with you through each phase of your project design and identify design solutions that deliver functionality and the best overall value to your project.