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VANCOUVE CONVENTION EXPANSION

Location:

Vancouver, B.C.

 

Owner:

Vancouver Convention Centre

Expansion Project

 

Client:

PCL

 

Contract Value:

$20M

 

Type of contract:

 

Start Date:

2005

 

Completion Date:

2006

 

The expansion provided a new state-of-the-art space to grow Vancouver as a destination for conventions and large gatherings.

VanPile’s scope of work included:

  • Approximately 1000 each 914 mm OD by 19 mm w.t. by 36 m steel pipe piles were installed. Both marine and land pile operations occurred simultaneously to maintain a demanding pile schedule.
  • Supply and installation of a sheet pile wall complete with tie-back anchors.
  • Site preparation involved the demolition and disposal of marine structures (concrete wharf, berthing dolphins, etc.) and a land-based vehicle ramp.
  • Ground densification including both marine and land-based operations working to densify a perimeter berm around the site.
  • Dredging and disposal of contaminated material and backfill with clean material.
  • Installation of 17 each 2.4 m dia. concrete caisson to support the Viaduct. This involved driving a steel casing into the ground, auger drilling a hole to the required depth, installing a rebar cage and installing concrete with a tremie pour.