Project info

  • Client: Private owner
  • Budget: About $219,000
  • Site Scale: 12 holiday homes, 3 resort hotels
  • Project Location: Salt Spring Island, Vancouver, BC

Brief: Salt Spring Island is the one of the most well known locations in the BC’s Gulf Islands. The islanders are known for being down-to-earth, environmentally conscious, and having constraint-free lifestyles. The natural beauty and gentle climate of Salt Spring Island, as well as its world-class artistic atmosphere, has made it a popular tourist destination.

This renovation project involved a roof refurbishment of a famous resort in Salt Island. This requires the contractor not only to have adequate construction experience and abilities, but also assesses the contractor’s ability to meet logistic requirements from a distance and with multiple approaches.

Pre-project survey and preparation:

  1. The location is remote from the headquarters in Vancouver, so it was necessary to plan and arrange the connection between the land route and sea route.
  2. Due to the small market volume in Salt Island, infrastructure and maintenance projects had to be constructed in the mainland;
  3. There were no professional construction waste disposal site on the island, so the contractor had to independently dispose all waste while abiding to local regulations;
  4. The construction could not affect the hotel’s normal business, so it required superior time management and site management skills;
  5. The project was a field construction, so it was necessary to arrange the accommodation of workers in advance;

Construction Plan:

  1. Determined a detailed plan in advance and arranged the specific division for each process according to the client’s requests;
  2. Prepared the required materials and determined the type and specifications of the materials;
  3. Organized logistics in advance and arranged garbage trucks to clean up the site waste on the next day;
  4. 15 workers worked simultaneously; to improve efficiency, workers were divided into groups and were assigned to complete specific tasks;
  5. On-site construction;
  6. Client inspection and acceptance;
  7. Post-construction visit, inspection, and services


  1. Emergency situations during construction were dealt with immediately;
  2. Preparation in the early stages of construction is essential;
  3. The division of labor among workers and the on-site construction management also played an important role in the success of the project.