Jail Foundation

Prince George Regional Correction Centre new jail foundation.
Construction completed in April 2009.
CONSTRUCTION COST $653,700.

RCMP Northern Headquarters

The cornerstone of the Northern District of the RCMP, this 42,000 square foot building was constructed from March 2000 to January 2001 in Prince George.

This building was constructed to replace the old RCMP office space that was located in the Fifth Avenue post office. The building houses the northern district RCMP which is responsible for the area north of 100 Mile House to the Yukon border, 100 miles off the west coast to the Alberta border. The northern 911 system is located in the building as is a state of the art automated gun range.
CONSTRUCTION COST $6,700,000.00
University of Northern British Columbia

Wayne Watson Construction has a long and valued relationship with the University of Northern British Columbia.(UNBC).
Our first project on site was the second student residence started in the spring of 1998 and the latest being the upgrade of UNBC’s
Power Plant, completed the summer of 2006.
To date we have completed 9 separate contracts for UNBC with a total value of more than $40,000,000.00. We are very proud of our history of doing work on this campus and look forward to continuing this relationship. See below for descriptions of the major projects we have completed for our friends at UNBC.

UNBC Student Residence

Student Residence Building (2nd)
CONSTRUCTION COSTS $6,600,000

UNBC Forestry Laboratory

I.K. BARBER ENHANCED FORESTRY LABORATORY
CONSTRUCTION COSTS $1,100,000

Constructed during the 1999/2000 season at the UNBC main campus, this 8000? sq.ft. complex is a fully functional green house laboratory. Essentially two different buildings on one foundation, the green house is divided into four separate, climatic controlled laboratories. Each area is capable of simulating different climatic conditions, allowing researchers to concurrently conduct four separate and distinct experiments at one time. The building also houses a clean lab, soils lab, and a large instructional lab as well as smaller soil mixing, soil sterilizing and potting areas.The knowledge gained through research at this facility, will be an invaluable resource for foresters in the Central Interior of this province in determining the composition and management of our forests of today and our future.
UNBC Teaching Laboratory

TEACHING LABORATORY AND CONNECTING BENTLEY CENTRE
CONSTRUCTION COST $16,000,000

This new laboratory houses teaching labs, an expanded GIS lab for advancing technologies in satellite mapping, offices for science faculty, a chemical storage area, and instructional areas. This four storey, 65,000 sq.ft., concrete building is characterized by it’s full height glassed in staircase affording impressive views of the campus and the city of Prince George. The Bentley centre is primarily conference space and student commons areas, including a wide corridor which connects the new lab to the rest of the campus and is architecturally impressive on its own. The arched concrete beams running full length of this connecting structure along with the rest of the architectural concrete making up most of the finishes, leaves visitors with the feeling that this facility will be here for a very long time. The roof area of the Bentley Centre carries on the theme of the existing Agora roof, being finished with patio, grassed and gardens areas with little indication of the expansive structure below. This project broke ground in July 2001 and was ready to be occupied in Sept 2002
UNBC Health Sciences

NORTHERN HEALTH SCIENCES BUILDING
CONSTRUCTION COST $9,800,000

In March 2002, the government of BC announced its $134 million Life Sciences Initiative to address the shortage of medical doctors in British Columbia. This initiative included the construction of three new medical training facilities, one at UBC in Vancouver, one at UViC in Victoria, and the Dr Donald Rix Northern Health Sciences Building at UNBC. These facilities would utilize leading edge audio/visually linked learning, allowing instructors to teach and interact with students and faculty at all three locations, simultaneously.

UNBC’s 43,000 sq.ft., state-of-the-art building captures the essence of northern BC. by showcasing the use of wood in construction while utilizing leading edge technology in the delivery of the uniquely distributed program.. The buildings’ signature curved rooftop is a marvel of design and construction and visually distinguishes this structure from the rest of the campus.

Construction started in July 2003 and was completed on schedule for the start of classes, in Sept 2004.
UNBC DTO/Teaching Lab Extension

CONSTRUCTION COSTS $5,000,000

College Heights Secondary

Addition and renovation.
Construction completed Dec 2008.
CONSTRUCTION COST $4,400,000.

Mackenzie Secondary

Four renovation phases started Jul/2000 to the end of 2006, including Gym reno.
CONSTRUCTION COST $2,600,000.

Kelly Road Secondary

Constructed during the 1994/1995 season for the Prince George School District. The substantial portion of the work was to retrofit the existing school up to standards. The addition portion of the school is photographed. A portion of the school dates back to the 1960’s and renovations and additions continued each decade. Our work was scheduled around the existing building and a functioning school of 1000 students. Challenging and fun best describes this project.
CONSTRUCTION COST $6,800,000.00

Heather Park Middle School

This school was built in Prince George with construction starting in October 1999 and was ready for the start of classes September 2000. The middle school concept of educating grades 6, 7 and 8 together in one building was a first for School District #57. Wayne Watson Construction Ltd. was awarded the contract in late 1999 and started on the construction immediately.
The school is a two storey, 66,000 square foot per floor, wood frame structure, and was built with the co-operation of Wood Works BC. The school is designed to provide the needs of 750 Students. The roughly 125,000 sq foot of floor space is divided into: 25 regular classrooms, 2 Science labs, 2 Computer labs, a Construction room, Home Economics, Technology, Library, Art room, 4 Specialty classrooms, Staff areas, Multipurpose / Drama Rooms, Gymnasium and Change rooms.
CONSTRUCTION COST $6,000,000.00

HVAC

Several HVAC updates at various schools throughout the north:

DP Todd Secondary in Prince George, October 2008.
CONSTRUCTION COST $551,400

Vanway & Foothills Elementary in Prince George, August 2008.
CONSTRUCTION COST $747,600

Thornhill Elementary in Terrace, July 2008.
CONSTRUCTION COST $301,000

DP Todd Secondary in Prince George, August 2007.
CONSTRUCTION COST $232,030

DP Todd Secondary in Prince George, September 2005.
CONSTRUCTION COST $270,962

Prince George Secondary in Prince George, January 2005.
CONSTRUCTION COST $109,000

Kiwanis Housing

SENIOR CITIZENS RESIDENCE RENOVATION IN KITIMAT.
Construction Completed in 2006.
CONSTRUCTION COST $570,000.

P.G. Elder Citizens

SENIOR CITIZENS HALL RENOVATION IN PRINCE GEORGE.
Construction completed in 2006.
CONSTRUCTION COSTS $1,200,000.

Park Avenue Medical Centre

CONSTRUCTION COSTS $3,200,000. Construction Management in Terrace, BC. COMPLETED 1995