Dawn Construction is a full-service construction company specializing in construction management, renovation, and tenant improvement services in Western Canada. At Dawn, we specialize in delivering high-quality construction projects across various sectors, including commercial buildings, educational facilities, healthcare centers, residential complexes, and government infrastructure. Our diverse portfolio showcases our ability to handle projects of varying complexities, sizes, and specifications, catering to the unique needs and requirements of our clients. Dawn prides itself on quality, timely delivery of projects and open communication with clients. We demonstrate our commitment by providing a superior quality service that customers and partners can depend on. Dawn is part of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA). As a socially responsible organization, we actively engage with our community and industry partners. We collaborate with universities, research institutions, and industry associations to promote knowledge exchange, share best practices, and contribute to the advancement of the construction industry as a whole.
Meet Our Team
Mr. Dobbie began his career with Dowco Consultants Ltd. shortly after completing his undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia in 1990. Since that time, he has managed the Company’s Construction Technology Software Division, and has also led the global 3D modeling detailing and BIM services operations. He draws heavily on a diverse background and hands-on experience in positioning the Dowco Group as the leading global provider of comprehensive, end-to-end pre-construction services for clients in design, construction, construction management, and related fields. Mr. Dobbie is frequently asked to deliver presentations and speak before the continent’s leading construction industry trade associates, particularly in the areas of BIM and evolving design and construction processes and workflows.
Mr. Dobbie is widely considered one of the leading BIM thought leaders within the AEC industry. For the past decade Mr. Dobbie’s vision for Dowco has been a global IT enabled 3D construction modeling, detailing, pre-construction and BIM services company having the ability to mobilize cost effective project resources from around the world to collaborate in the ‘Project Cloud’ in real time.
Derek has been in the Construction Industry for over 35 years and brings a wealth of experience, innovation and knowledge to the team in Design Build, Construction Management, Project Management, Business Development and Contracts Management.
Leading Estimating and Project Teams to success in both hard tenders and negotiated work covering Industrial, Commercial, Institutional, Design Build and Facilities Management. Projects include the Geographical areas of Europe, Canada and the US.
Noted Projects include
Trinity Hills, Calgary, Alberta $150 Million New Build / Commercial mixed use
Saks 5th Avenue, Calgary, Alberta $13.5 Million – Renovation
Versacold, Calgary, Alberta $22.5 Million – Design Build Cold Storage Facility New Build
Whirlpool Distribution Facility, Calgary, Alberta $28.8 Million / New Build
Cineplex Seton Calgary, Alberta $13 Million / New Build
Landmark Cinema Regina, SK $9.5 Million / New Build
Highland Valley Copper, Logan Lake, BC $110 Million / Industrial New Build
Modules Project, Northern Alberta / Suncor Energy $3.2 Billion
LDS Church Projects Devon, Edmonton, Cranbrook, Saskatoon $13.5 Million Renovations
LDS Church Peace River, Alberta $5million / New Build
Defense Estates US Forces, Menwith Hill , UK $48.5 Million / New Build & Renovations
Tiger Developments, City West, Leeds $25 Million / New Build Commercial Midrise
Templehof, Berlin, Germany $67.5 Million / High rise New Construction
Dehner Garden Centers, Germany $117 Million / New Builds
Barclays Bank Network 2000 Various locations UK $60 Million fast track Design Build Renovations
Harvest Point, Atlanta, GA, US $47 Million / New Cold Storage Facility Design Build
Andrew Waltho, an accomplished electrician-turned-Office Manager at Dawn Construction (2018) Ltd. With an unwavering passion for excellence, Andrew Waltho has established an impressive professional journey that spans across continents and industry sectors.
Born in the United Kingdom, Andrew Waltho embarked on a path to become an electrician early on. His dedication and commitment led him to successfully complete his studies in the field, equipping him with a strong technical foundation and a comprehensive understanding of electrical systems. Driven by a desire to tackle increasingly challenging projects, Andrew Waltho swiftly climbed the ranks in his career. He soon found himself at the helm, leading a team of skilled electricians on large-scale commercial endeavors, including prestigious projects in the healthcare sector like hospitals. This experience not only honed his leadership skills but also showcased his ability to coordinate complex operations and ensure the seamless execution of projects.
Seeking new horizons and a fresh professional challenge, Andrew Waltho made a significant decision in early 2022 by relocating to Canada.
Since joining Dawn Construction (2018) Ltd., Andrew Waltho has assumed the role of Office Manager. With an unwavering determination and a vision to make Dawn Construction (2018) Ltd. a leading general contractor in Canada, he has brought forth a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective to the organization. Andrew Waltho oversees the smooth functioning of the office, employing his exceptional organizational and management skills to optimize efficiency and ensure exceptional service delivery.
Amit is a MEng graduate with knowledge of engineering project management. Amit has coordinated and successfully completed many renovation projects of various types. He is a liaison with consultants, professionals, clients, and sub-contractors to ensure all contractual requirements are met prior to substantial performance. He is known best for his abilities in team management and blueprint interpretation.
Ana is tremendous experience estimating residential, commercial, and healthcare construction projects. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, and a Building Construction Associate Certificate from BCIT.
Dana offers extensive experience in the construction industry as a retail/commercial/industrial site superintendent. Specializing in tilt concrete with experience in pre-engineered structural steel and tenant improvements. Knowledgeable and motivated with hands on carpenter abilities and attention to detail including strong organizational, planning and leadership skills. Very reliable with an excellent safety and attendance record, bringing forth expertise in team building and quality control management for each project.
Joe has over 20 years experience in commercial renovations. Over this time, Joe has worked on hospital renovations, financial institutions, restaurants, auto dealerships, retail mall units, university reno’s, and government agencies.
Joe is experienced in multi-phase projects occupied or not with values up to 3 million, as well as many Tenant Improvement projects for Cadillac Fairview, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Colliers International, and Alpha Equities.
Joe has an excellent reputation and working relationship with trades, local building inspectors and engineers with a broad knowledge of the building code.
Andrew acts as a liaison between various departments in order to streamline operations. He also helps to manage and execute Dawn's overall marketing strategy.
Morgan is a qualified and seasoned Site Manager / Project Manager with strong industry background. Recognized for repeatedly surpassing business goals and known for a decisive leadership style. Ready for challenges and focused on meeting future demands. Morgan brings strong business acumen, cultivated over more than a 10-year period to deliver superior day-to-day business performance. Real-world practical experience serving suppliers, contractors, and customers alike to streamline operations.
Dawn Construction is a proud member of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association.