Hall Constructors completed the excavation and shoring for this townhome development at 6th Ave & Alder St in Vancouver, working with Chysik Project Management. Tight working constraints, hard sandstone boulders and extremely steep grade of the site added to the complexity of the project.
This new UBC mixed development is managed by Ledcor Construction. The building will serve as residence and lecture hall for students. Excavation began in late January 2012, and was completed in May 2012. The total excavation volume of this phase was approximately 17,000m3. The challenges of this project were the pedestrian traffic management and aggressive schedule objectives.
Construction started in January 2012. The Sesame is a new East Vancouver residential development by Marcon Construction Ltd. Hall Constructors was responsible for the excavation, shoring and mechanical trenching of the four storey wood frame structure with two levels underground parkade. The excavation of 200m3 of bed rocks and the traffic management of adjacent shopping center traffic were some of the challenges we faced during this project. The total excavation volume was approximately 16,000m3 and was completed in May 2012.
Construction started in July 2011 with the aim being to prepare a proposed site at Pipeline Road and David Avenue in Port Coquitlam for construction of a multi-story apartment complex complete with 3 levels of parkade. Preparation of the site involved pile driving, shotcrete and anchoring, bulk excavation, detail excavation and rock removal. A large portion of the work was bulk excavation with 60,000 cubic metres removed from site. Project completion was February 2012.
On March 25, 2011, Hall Constructors was awarded the contract to perform slope stabilization works above the spillway at BC Hydro’s WAC Bennett Dam near Hudson’s Hope, BC. This project will consist of blasting and excavating over 230,000 cubic yards of rock as well as installing anchors and shotcrete on the final slopes above the spillway. Upon completion of the blasting, protective rock mesh will be installed to further minimize the possibility of rock fall. This project was completed in November, 2011.
The 96th Avenue project involves ultimate Arterial Road widening including storm sewers, water mains, curb & gutter, paving, sidewalks, street lighting, traffic signals, retaining walls, preloading and bridge construction in the City of Surrey along 96th Avenue between 160th Street and 168th Street. One of Surrey’s major federal stimulation funded projects, a major portion of the project was completed in March, 2011. A second phase of the bridge crossing Serpentine River was completed in the summer of 2011. The major challenge of the project is the road construction between 160th to 164th. Construction in the area involves excavation and road construction work on existing properties on both sides of the Arterial. Major property restoration and reconfiguration to the properties in the area are part of the work in this challenging project.
The project consisted of widening Nordel Way to implement left-turn lanes at Brooke Road and Shepherd Way intersections along with the installation of drainage improvements and a centre median along Nordel Way. To accomplish this work a retaining wall was required in an area that was considered to be environmentally sensitive as well as all new street lights and intersection signals were installed. At the completion a sound barrier wall was constructed on both side of Nordel Way.
The Anthem Glover project involves the construction of an Automall Access road, including storm sewers, large underground detention system, water mains, curb & gutter, paving sidewalks, street lighting, traffic signals, and highway widening. The project is located at the busy intersection of Langley Bypass and Glover Road. After completion, the Automall will become one of City of Langley’s landmarks, selling high end luxury European make vehicles and is set to open in the summer of 2011. The large underground concrete storm water detention tank system, seventy meters in length and storing close to 4000m3 of storm water, is one of the most challenging and unique aspects of this large private development project.