John Hindle Drive is a Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure project that is also partially funded by the City of Kelowna and the University of British Columbia. Scope of work includes construction of a new 1.8 km roadway that connects the Glenmore Landfill with UBC Okanagan as well as a 2.8 km separated bike pathway parallel to the roadway alignment. Total excavation quantities amount to 147,000 m3 of cut to fill. Utility upgrades include 500mm and 300mm water main connections, as well as Fortis Gas distribution, Fortis Electric, Telus and Shaw fibreoptic.
Project consists of select demolition of the Penticton Regional Hospital, bulk/detailed/mechanical excavation for the New Patient Care Tower and Parkade, lock block and secant pile retaining wall systems and site servicing (vital power duct bank, propane and oxygen feeds, water main, and drainage).
Supply and installation of a 8 ft diameter fibre-glass sanitary lift station, electrical kiosk, emergency generator, and communication equipment. Challenges with this project included navigating a small site constrained by existing electrical poles and completing commissioning of the lift station in -20C temperatures.
Naramata Benchlands Phase 2 is a 42 lot subdivision development on the East side of Okanagan Lake in Naramata, BC. Utility installations include 650m of water and sanitary mains, 800m of sanitary force main, and Fortis Electrical servicing. Road gravels and bedding sand for the project were produced in a neighbouring borrow site and hauled to the new subdivision. Other project quantities include 40,000 m2 of clearing, 25,000 m3 of total excavation and 4,000 m2 of paving.
Rocky Point 34 Lot Subdivision requiring 123,000 m3 of Earthworks, 1100 lm of Sanitary, Storm and Water works. Hydro, Telephone and Cable installation, curb & sidewalk plus 1300 m2 of Sierrascape retaining walls. Red Sky 33 Lot Subdivision requiring 1200 lm of Sanitary, Storm and Watermain. Hydro-Tel-Cable installation, curb & sidewalk paving and 2300 m2 Sierrascape retaining walls. Forest Edge Neighbourhood 63 Lot Subdivision requiring 55,000 m3 of Earthworks, 850 lm each Sanitary, Storm and Watermain. Hydro-Tel and Cable, curb, sidewalks, gravelling and paving.
McKinley Beach Lift Station #4 is scheduled to begin construction in mid-February 2016. The scope of work includes installation of a 12 ft diameter fibre-glass wet well, an electrical kiosk, a backup diesel generator and sanitary force-main that connects to the existing municipal infrastructure. The lift station will also contain a leachate treatment system that connects to the Glenmore Landfill's facility. The main challenges associated with this job will revolve around the high water table and de-watering works that will be required to maintain a safe excavation for the wet well. Also, onsite gas monitoring will occur throughout the project to ensure worker safety from any leeching contaminates within the excavation from the landfill. The lift station is financed by the City of Kelowna and the McKinley Hillside Limited Partnership and will serve McKinley's new lake-front subdivision development.
Parking Facility - Earthworks, drainage, graveling and paving. Main challenge was working on Campus with a multitude of other Tradespeople. This required extra vigilance for operators to be aware of who is around them.
Apron removal, Utility relocations, mass detailed excavation and gravels. Construction airside presented access and co-ordination issues. Unknown location of underground utilities proved to be a challenge.
Re-development of Shopping Centre site including offsite/onsite servicing, grading, curb & sidewalks, paving, Hydro-Tel and streetlighting.
Requiring 1800 lm of Water main, 8000 lm Sewer main and 6000 lm of Roadway restoration. Main challenge was the installation of 4-5m deep Sanitary main adjacent to busy roadways with 30% of the trenching in rock to be blasted or hammered.