BRIX Under construction | 326,000 sf
Contract Delivery:
Construction Management
This 16 stories residential rental property is situated in the heart of downtown Montreal and includes 3 underground parking levels. Its envelope will be composed of curtain wall, brick, precast, and will incorporate the existing facade of the 400 Dowd heritage building which will be fully restored to its original look, and merged with a new and modern addition.

In order to reach the desired basement levels, Reliance needed to blast 4-5 meters of rock. Seismographs were installed in various locations in order to monitor the vibrations of the surroundings buildings. Not to disturb the existing structural condition of the foundation of the adjacent building, Reliance decided to use a secant wall, a shoring method not frequently used in Montreal. This engineering design method is one of a kind, it guarantees no damage to the existing structure, and controls water in the excavation.

Opening is planned for summer 2019.