This project includes secant pile drilling and bulk excavation of 24,000 m3 of material for Townline Construction. The poor soil conditions at the footing level require a raft slab foundation.
Hall will be completing this bulk excavation project for Marcon Construction. One portion of the excavation will be shored without the use of soil anchors, and will utilize steel beams and vertical piles to support the excavation from within the site. Hall Constructors will also be working with the adjacent fire hall to maintain their emergency service access throughout the project.
Commercial truckers travelling through the Lower Mainland now have a convenient place to stop and rest, as the $2.8-million Nordel Way truck parking facility was officially opened today by Delta North MLA Scott Hamilton, on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone. “With so much of our economy relying on the movement of goods via truck, this facility is an important addition to our transportation infrastructure,” said Stone. “This is a safe, convenient place where drivers can take a break or grab a rest, and provides a good option for those who would otherwise park on a local street.” The new truck-parking facility is located on Nordel Way at Highway 91 in Delta, across from the Nordel commercial vehicle inspection facility. The facility has room for up to 40 heavy trucks to park overnight and includes lighting, washrooms, garbage cans and a sani-dump. Construction began in August and was complete on Nov 10 2016
Hall Constructors completed both the excavation and civil work for Marcon Construction on this project. Though the excavation was only 10,000 m3, it was completed on schedule and on budget. The civil work will be completed later in the year, once the building has been finished. The completion of this project is meaningful, as it will provide independent, affordable living for members of the Semiahmoo House Society and the local community.
Hall Constructors was contracted by Darwin Construction to complete this 8,000 m3 excavation and shoring project associated with a new commercial development at the northeast corner of the intersection between Burrard Street and West 4th Avenue. The bottom portion of the excavation proved difficult due to very dense sandstone and siltstone which required extensive hydraulic splitting in order to break up and remove soil from site. In addition, special care was taken to ensure protection of the neighbouring surf and snowboard shop to the east.
Installation of storm & sanitary sewers from existing lane to W 12th Ave & Cambie St to facilitate closing of existing lane to create one residential complex out of two existing lots. Construction of 4m deep sewers on W 12th Ave. & Cambie St., major arterial roads, was only permitted on select weekends during the FIFA Women's World Cup Soccer Tournament; extensive traffic planning and control; all roadways required to be patched and fully operational prior to Monday morning rush hour. Extensive existing infrastructure, often unrecorded or not as shown, required significant on-the-fly modifications to maintain schedule.
The Ewen Avenue reconstruction project contains a large scope of work ranging from utility installation to road construction and landscaping. Some the tasks include the following:
- Greater Vancouver 600 mm water main installation
- City of New Westminster 250 mm water main installation
- City of New Westminster storm installation
- City of New Westminster sanitary force main installation
- Shaw and City of New Westminster electrical installation (sub-contracted out)
- Road re-construction
- Road widening
- Multi path installation
This project poses many challenges which include some of the following:
- Coordinating with New Westminster residents
- Maintaining traffic along Ewen Ave. while maintaining production
- Managing water levels in the utility trenches as it is below sea level in some cases
- Excavating and installing utilities near existing utilities under ground
Widening existing 2-lane arterial connector to Hwy 1 to four lanes. Clearing, excavation, replacement of storm, sanitary & water services to existing homes, 1500m2 retaining wall, new catchbasins, granular base & subbase, new curbs & sidewalks, asphalt paving, decorative handrail, relocation of BC Hydro & Telus infrastructure, upgrading signalizing three intersections, streetlighting & property restoration. Main challenge is to maintain continuous two-lane traffic on paved surface and continuous access to private properties whilst building the new roadway and utilities.
Storm Culvert work began with the demolition of an existing concrete headwall and box culvert. The inlet structure was replaced by a fibreglass headwall and 1350mm concrete pipe connected to a 3,050mm x 3,050mm box manhole 6m deep. The 1350mm pipe was then extended 100m from the manhole and tied into an existing CMP. Installation of the box manhole proved very difficult due to the extreme wet weather, the underlying wet and soft clay supporting the box manhole and the proximity to the guideway. The Roadwork portion included grading, paving, concrete curb and gutter and street lighting on Aberdeen Avenue. Work on Barnet Highway involved realignment of traffic island to effect the change in traffic pattern entering Aberdeen Avenue.
Haul & dispose off site 25,000m3 of bulk & detailed excavation, backfill behind external perimeter walls and installation of 1,800 lm of IBO anchors and 1,000 m2 of shotcrete shoring.