Our Methodologies


From Design to Construction…

If we had to pick a favourite delivery method, design-build would be it. We feel that it combines the best of our strengths and offers our clients the greatest value for their investment. Our in-house design team and our extensive construction knowledge allows us to offer comprehensive solutions for both the design and construction phase, as well as timely, cost-effective, and quality deliverables.

What is SBL’s design-build
delivery method?


What makes it so great?

In a design-build relationship, the owner or client chooses one contractor to manage both the design and construction phases of the project. Engaging SBL to complete both of these phases of the project allows for greater continuity throughout the project and a thorough understanding of how to translate the design criteria into the construction reality.

The Design Informs the Build

Because we have an in-house design team, we are able to suggest many value engineering options and ways for our clients to ultimately save money on their projects. We are able to design buildings that not only look aesthetically appealing but can be built effectively and will function well for the end user.

The Build Informs the Design

Our thorough understanding of construction methods also allows us to offer insight into how to design a project that is practical to execute, thereby preventing the need for costly re-engineering or changes during the construction phase.

Under this method, SBL is responsible for engaging and leading the engineers, trades and consultants, all while maintaining the client and project’s best interests.  This integration of all involved parties with SBL as the team lead results in lower costs, better communication, and an accelerated schedule.

The design-build method allows us to work with a team of our choosing, with whom we have developed lasting relationships. Projects executed in this method benefit from being run by a team that has a history of working together which ensures a quality project is delivered in a timely and cost-effective manner.

“SBL Contractors Ltd was awarded the Design Build contract for a 50,000 sq. ft. pre-engineered VP building. This project is part of the IFP expansion and is intended to store airside vehicles for various airlines. To my knowledge, this is one of multiple projects SBL Contractors is executing on behalf of YYC. This project was ‘fast tracked’ and I have been pleased with the results of the construction under an accelerated schedule. The team at SBL Contractors has been very proactive in adapting to changing demands and maintaining control on quality. I am pleased to offer a recommendation to SBL Contractors Ltd and I would welcome the opportunity to work with them in the future.”

Ron Hine

Project Manager - Planning & Engineering, Calgary Airport Authority

Our Safety

SBL Contractors is proud to have developed a safety program that is tailored to meet the demands of the construction industry. We provide ongoing safety training to both our employees and subcontractors, and conduct frequent audits to ensure that our safety standards are being met and upheld on all of our sites. SBL Contractors is proud to be COR certified and to have maintained an exemplary safety record throughout all of our years in business.

Let's Change The Way

You Do Business

Starting a project with us is unique in every sense. We spend time building relationships with you to gain an understanding of what you want to achieve financially and operationally so that we can best design and deliver a collaborative finished product that helps to maximize your investment.

Calgary Head Office

Calgary Head Office

5110B 77th Ave SE
Calgary, AB

Kelowna Office

Kelowna Office

Saskatoon Office

Saskatoon Office
Suite 140, 303 Pacific Ave
Saskatoon, SK

5110B 77th Ave SE, Calgary AB, T2C 2Z2

303 Pacific Ave #140, Saskatoon SK, S7K 1P2

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