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Client Success Story: Maxxam Analytics (Fall 2009)

The Challenge

Maxxam Analytics – the largest privately owned analytical laboratory network in Canada and one of the largest in North America – engaged Starwall West to tackle a significant design challenge: Demolish approximately 5,000 sq ft of warehouse space in an older building and build it out as modern, high-end office and lab space.


The Mandatories

  • The cost must be the same or less than a traditional steel stud and drywall build-out
  • The Starwall system must accommodate the large amount of electrical, voice and data cable required for Maxxam offices and labs
  • Lab benching and equipment must mount easily to the Starwall system
  • Maxxam must be able to incorporate its own color scheme and finishes at no extra cost

The Timeline

From the date of client sign-off to completion of the 'turn key' space: 6 weeks. Starwall West undertook all aspects of construction including mechanical, electrical, flooring, ceilings, lighting, painting, fixtures, millwork, kitchen and base building upgrades.

Glass meeting area and office fronts were designed to capitalize on natural light.

Great design detail is just one part of the Starwall value equation. (‘Fast’ and ‘affordable’ are the others.)

Our decision to use Starwall West was based on the many advantages their system offered over competing products. In addition, the cost was very competitive. (We entertained and received costs for conventional wall systems as well as other demountable systems.)

We had a budget and a tight timeframe for the completion of this project. Starwall West met both to our complete satisfaction. As well, their ideas for space planning, products and color schemes gave us an end result we are extremely proud of. We also feel the onsite construction was handled in an organized, safe and professional manner.

We highly recommend the expertise that both Kyle and Kelly bring to the table.

Richard Baerg, Alberta Facility Manager/Safety Coordinator
– Maxxam Analytics


** Starwall systems meet BuiltGreen™ standards and provide points toward LEED certification