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A note from Bucci Developments Director of Construction, Mr. Don Poirier:

 

We all know how inherently chaotic construction can be. In an effort to make the process a bit easier for everyone impacted, we will be doing our best to promote transparency throughout the process.

It is our hope that by having an open line of communication with residents of the Bridgeland community, we will add some humanity to this process on both sides. We understand that this project is in the backyard of a lot of people and that construction can be disruptive; however, it also represents a livelihood for hundreds of Calgarians. Construction projects represent rejuvenation and investment in our communities. They represent investment in our future, which is something Bucci stands behind – today and historically.

Below is a brief FAQ regarding Dominion. We will do our best to post updates to this site as construction progresses:

 

Construction Status | May 2019

 

How is excavation/construction progressing?

Progress at Dominion is moving along quite nicely; since our last update our team has successfully completed approximately 90% of the perimeter caisson wall and has commence excavation along our south property line.

Unfortunately, through excavation of the site, a large amount of debris from the old General Hospital was discovered. This debris, due to its nature, must be disposed of at a receiving facility specifically designed for such contamination. The facility is substantially further from the site and though we don’t anticipate this adjustment to affect the schedule, we do anticipate an increased number of trucks required to move the excavated material. The bulk excavation component of the scope should be complete by early July.

What should we expect for working hours?

As mentioned above, the additional demands involved in addressing the contamination has unfortunately impacted our previously noted operating times. We understand that construction is inherently chaotic and it certainly impacts our neighbours, I ask for the community’s understanding and patience while we forge through this work.

For the foreseeable future our operating times will shift a half hour earlier and push later into the evening to accommodate the revised trucking schedules. Once excavation is complete we should be in a position to relax the operating times back to our previously committed hours. Our teams will continue to work Saturdays as noted, and again, we typically do not work past noon and rarely work Sundays.

Is there a loose construction schedule? Any expected periods of increased noise or dust etc. and expected duration of said periods?

As always construction is noisy and dirty, especially as we move from shoring to full site excavation. Again, I would like to extend my sincere apologies in advance. Our team is committed to reducing the dust and debris as much as we possibly can; however, dirt and mud innately follow excavation- it’s simply the nature of digging a hole.

To help, our team is equipped with street sweeping equipment which we use almost daily and on very dry days water trucks are brought in to keep the dust down.

Who should I contact with construction related questions or concerns?

Our site team is always available to discuss the activities of the site. We all love what we do and don’t miss an opportunity to explain what’s going on. As you may have noticed, our onsite administration trailer has arrived, and we have positioned it so that public can visit without the need for personal protective equipment. We may be dirty, and a little smelly sometimes, but we’re always happy to talk to the public regardless of the conversation.

Alternatively, we can be reached at our construction office by phone at (403) 283-5373 or you can email us at customerservice@bucci.com If you are directed to a voicemail someone from our team will return your call within 48 hours.

 

Construction Status | March 2019

 

When is the excavation/construction start date?

We start the process with a shoring system to support the soils outside the excavation area. This process involves a large drilling rig which will bore out a series of holes along the perimeter creating what we refer to as a caisson cut-off wall.

This work is scheduled to start on Monday April 1st, (no, this is not an April fools’ joke) and will continue until all caissons are placed. To help expedite this work a second drill rig is scheduled to arrive and start drilling by mid April.

Once we are well into the shoring process our team of excavators will start removing soil layer by layer until we have reached a designed depth to install our anchor tie backs. These anchors act exactly as they sound: they anchor the caisson cut off wall to the retained soils, which stops the wall from deflecting into the excavation as we dig deeper.

What should we expect for working hours?

We try to balance the community’s wishes with the demands of the project. We recognize that this project is in a heavily populated neighbourhood and consideration needs to be given to those around the project.

As such, the city of Calgary has very specific guidelines noted under their municipal bylaws that regulate working hours in neighbourhoods such as this. Monday to Friday our teams will start between 7:30 and 8:00am and will wrap up for the day around 4:30pm. Some days we may work longer to accommodate exceptional items such as a long concrete pour, and we will never leave the site unsafe for the public. We do work Saturdays and again those hours will conform to the city’s bylaw, being after 7:30am. Typically we do not work past noon on Saturday and rarely work Sundays. For those who are curious, Sunday hours do not commence until 9:00am.

Is there a loose construction schedule at this time? Any expected periods of increased noise or dust etc. and expected duration of said periods?

Unfortunately, construction involves noise and dirt. We try to mitigate this as much as possible but sometimes it is out of our control; wind blows dust around, rain makes things muddy, and big equipment is loud. Please accept our sincere apologies if you are affected by this.

As mentioned above, our team has scheduled the shoring work to start on Monday April 1st. On or around April 15th a second rig will be brought to site to help expedite the work. We anticipate excavation to start mid May and overlap the shoring work with the hope to complete the excavation and start foundation work by mid to late June.

Our tower crane, which is always fascinating to watch go up, is tentatively scheduled for early July.

Who should I contact with construction related questions or concerns?

Our site team is always available to discuss the activities of the site. We all love what we do and don’t miss an opportunity to explain what’s going on. As you may have noticed, our onsite administration trailer has arrived, and we have positioned it so that public can visit without the need for personal protective equipment. We may be dirty, and a little smelly sometimes, but we’re always happy to talk to the public regardless of the conversation.

Alternatively, we can be reached at our construction office by phone at (403) 283-5373 or you can email us at customerservice@bucci.com If you are directed to a voicemail someone from our team will return your call within 48 hours.

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