Please join CCA in congratulating Ian Reid on his retirement from Bird Construction effective October 31, 2022.

Ian’s extensive career with Bird began in 1989, when he joined the organization as a carpenter foreman. From there he progressed through progressively senior positions, from a superintendent to a project manager, and ultimately to the Vice President and District Manager of the Bird Calgary team. In 2014, Ian became a member of our 25 year club and throughout his 33 year career with Bird, he has played an integral role in the growth and development of the Calgary District and the successful pursuit and execution of many significant projects.

Ian worked on several key projects for the Calgary District in the early years, including the Calgary Remand Centre, and the Fluor Daniel Office Building. As District Manager, Ian successfully worked with his team to procure and deliver the first P3 School Bundle in Canada. Other notable projects include a second P3 School Bundle, the Kinnear Centre in Banff, the Calgary Emergency Operations Centre, and the Seton Recreation Centre. Ian also worked to expand Bird’s buildings operations into northern Alberta, completing the Fort McMurray Schools bundle, the Conklin Recreation Centre and renovating the Alberta Courts Building.

Ian is a known team builder, who has seen every facet of our industry. Putting those around him first, he has always worked to build people, and then build projects. This created a down-to-earth trust within the Calgary District, which defined his 15 plus years of senior leadership, and earned the respect of those around him. His service extends beyond the walls of Bird as well. He is a past President of the Calgary General Contractors Association, the Calgary Construction Association, and the Alberta Construction Association. He also sat on the board for the Canadian Construction Association. His volunteer involvement in our industry was always forefront and contributed to the growth of our industry as a whole.

Article by Lena Hogarth
November 3, 2022

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