Corebuild Construction appoints new  VP of Operations

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

David Petrie has joined Corebuild Construction as Vice President of Operations.

“I’m excited to join a team of professionals that are leaders within the construction industry that focus on building relationships with owners, consultants and subcontractors,” Petrie said in an interview with Ontario Construction News.

“Since joining the organization, its clear that our team is focused on collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders, which is key in construction projects.”

Petrie brings over a decade of experience in construction and project management to the Corebuild team, providing leadership and mentorship to all operational, estimating, marketing, and field staff throughout the life of the projects in which he is involved.

Most recently, he was director at AEC Developments where he was responsible for the overall success of the business and the primary focus was on the operations, estimating, and business development teams.

“I’ve held senior leadership positions with some of Ontario leading general constructors, I’ve gained an in-depth understanding of the construction industry and extensive expertise in both developing working partnerships and implementing systems and processes,” he said.

With project experience that includes extensive work for industrial and commercial clients, including LifeLabs, Canadian Blood Services, and Greater Toronto Airport Authority, Petrie’s expertise will allow him to provide holistic leadership for Corebuild’s diverse teams.

He has also provided oversight and quality assurance for many projects in his former role at PCL. The combination of his technical skills and specific experience were strong assets to PCL’s project team.

Corebuild is a full-service, Ontario-based construction company specializing in industrial, commercial, institutional, transportation, healthcare, heavy civil and residential high-rise construction projects.

Core values of honesty, commitment and hard work drives the team to perform beyond clients’ expectations.

“We’re proud of the work we do, and we’re proud of the reputation we’ve established with our clients, subcontractors, suppliers, and communities,” Petrie said. “No matter the size of the build, we are committed to providing the highest level of client service and satisfaction, which means we’re deeply invested in each construction project as if it were our own.”

He listed the following priorities in his new role:

Operations

  • Strengthening our internal processes and policies to ensure we are providing even greater flexibility to our clients. I’m focused on the profitability and strategic growth of the organization.

Business development

  • Working closely with our clients to understand their needs and vision to best deliver their projects.

Safety

  • Working with our experienced safety teams ensure all employees are well informed and have the latest in training. Corebuild values safety above all other requirements.

Petrie’s project experience is vast and includes a variety of different sectors including commercial, municipal, industrial, post-secondary, and healthcare.

“This diverse experience has given David a keen eye for cost-saving opportunities, as well as timeline efficiencies,” said Antonio Lima, President of Corebuild Construction.

“Over his career, he has gained an in-depth understanding of the general contracting business and extensive expertise in both developing working partnerships and implementing systems and processes.”

Corebuild excels in all aspects of the industry from design-build and construction management to design-bid-build tenders and project management. We are agile, spanning multiple sectors from healthcare, long-term care, schools, colleges and universities, recreational centres, theatres and residential high-rise facilities to commercial, correctional, heavy civil, transit, and energy infrastructure.

We are an experienced partner in the construction of both federal and provincial P3 infrastructure projects and a leader in LEED and green energy construction, generating renewable energy solutions including solar photovoltaics, wind power, geothermal, solar thermal and gasification.

Petrie says throughout his career he has gained an in-depth understanding of the construction industry and expertise in developing working partnerships and implementing systems and processes. He is excited to put his experience to work at Corebuild Construction.

‘Our dynamic team is transparent, dedicated, experienced and inherently passionate about what we do,” he said. “No matter the size of the build, we are committed to providing the highest level of client service and satisfaction, which means we’re deeply invested in each construction project as if it were our own.”

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