Cite Desjardins Case Study

Mouvement Desjardins is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, with overall assets of near $200 billion. In order to update its head office facilities Cité Desjardins in Lévis (Québec), Desjardins made a major project investment of $125 million for the construction of a brand new 15-storey building and the revitalization of the site de la Cité. Candidate for a LEED® Gold Certification, the office tower construction incorporates several new innovative and sustainable building product solutions including new the new CGC Sheetrock® UltraLight Panels Firecode® 30.

Being the largest new construction project in the region of Québec city, the tendering process was extremely competitive among contractors. Gyptech Acoustique, a drywall subcontractor from Quebec City was contracted for the construction of the interior system portion.

“With such a high profile project with a tight deadline, Gyptech Acoustique were convinced that using CGC Sheetrock® UltraLight Panels Firecode® 30, a non fire rated panel that is up to 30% lighter than standard 5/8" drywall, would ease the installation and providing unparalleled quality of works.” says local CGC Sales Representative Sebastien Gravel. “All of the foremen had seen through previous product trials & training how easier it was on their workers to lift, transport and hang. “

The advantages of using such a panel have raised interest in its contribution to worker safety translating in possible improvement of worker productivity. The characteristics of this innovative panel in line with sustainable development gives it a place of choice in the industry due to its distinct attributes.

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Architect: Coarchitecture

Contractor: Gyptech Acoustique

Project Scope

interior panels

Project Cost

$125 million